The Roman Barbarian Wars by Ludwig Heinrich Dyck
The Era of Roman Conquest

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As Rome grew from a small city state to the mightiest empire of the west, her dominion was contested not only by the civilizations of the Mediterranean, but also by the "barbarians"-the tribal peoples of Europe. The Celtic, the Spanish-Iberian and the Germanic tribes lacked the pomp and grandeur of Rome, but they were fiercely proud of their freedom and gave birth to some of Rome's greatest adversaries. Far from reducing the legions and tribes to names and numbers, historian Ludwig H. Dyck reveals how they lived and fought, and what their world was like in The Roman Barbarian Wars. Through his exhaustive research and lively text, Dyck chronicles the history of this tumultuous time, spotlighting particular battles and leaders with a discerning eye. Romans and barbarians, iron legions and wild tribesmen clashed in decisive battles on whose fate hinged the existence of entire peoples and at times, the future of Rome. Dyck tells of how early Gallic invaders crushed Rome's fledgling legion on the Allia River, how the Celt-Iberians repeatedly outwitted Roman commanders in Spain, and much more. This exploration of ancient history offers a stunning window into the epic world of the Roman barbarian wars.

About Ludwig Heinrich Dyck

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Ludwig Heinrich Dyck majored in history at the University of British Columbia. He has written numerous articles for popular history magazines and is a longtime contributor to Military Heritage and Military History. In his spare time, Dyck enjoys playing his guitar, exercising, camping, and hiking.
Published October 21, 2011 by Trafford Publishing. 300 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, War.

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Combining a thirst for expansion with a disciplined, powerful military, the ancient Romans built an empire that spread across the Mediterranean and beyond.

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This important book examines in detail the wars Rome fought (see "Bloodlands: Rome" in the September 2012 Military History) against the barbarian tribes, from the founding of the nation-state (753 BC) to the establishment of the empire (24 BC).

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