Adrianople 378 : The Goths Crush Rome's Legions

Adrianople 378 : The Goths Crush Rome's Legions

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'Never, except in the battle of Cannae, had there been so destructive a slaughter recorded in our annals.' Thus the Roman historian Ammianus Marcellinus recorded the battle of Adrianople, which spelied the beginning of the end of the Roman Empire. Such a crushing Roman defeat by Gothic cavalry proved to the Empire, as well as to the Goths themselves, that the migratory barbarians were a force to be reckoned with. Simon Macdowall tells the story of the misguided Roman plans and the surprise attack of Gothic cavalry, and puts forward the most recent theories as to the true location of the battlefield.


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Details

Author(s)
Simon MacDowall, David Chandler
Format
Paperback | 96 pages
Dimensions
184 x 248 x 7.11mm | 355g
Publication date
25 Apr 2001
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint
Osprey Publishing
Publication City/Country
New York, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
75 b&w and 13 colour illustrations, chronology, bibliography
ISBN10
1841761478
ISBN13
9781841761473
Bestsellers rank
468,366