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.
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Published October 21, 2011
by Trafford Publishing.
History, Political & Social Sciences, War.