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The Desert Frontier

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Rome's Enemies (5)

The Desert Frontier

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Rome's desert frontier was one where the Empire faced few dangers, for here relations were generally based on a mutual interest in trade across the frontier. Yet when Rome did clash with desert peoples, particularly those of Syria and Arabia, the mobility, fighting skills and ability to withdraw into an arid wilderness often gave the Arabs, Berbers and Sudanese an extra edge. This fascinating volume by David Nicolle explores the history and armies of Rome's enemies of the desert frontier. The author's fine text is accompanied by a wealth of illustrations and photographs, including eight stunning full page colour plates by Angus McBride.

Table of Contents

The Desert Frontier · Chronology · North Africa · Southern Arabia · Central Arabia · Syria · Mesopotamia · The Plates

Product details

Published 26 Mar 1991
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781855321663
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 243
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Author

David Nicolle

David Nicolle is Visiting Research Fellow at the I…

Illustrator

Angus McBride

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