Adrianople AD 378 - The Goths Crush Rome's Legions

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Type: Softcover

Product Line: Campaign Series - Ancients (Up to 500 A.D.)

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Product Info

Title
Adrianople AD 378 - The Goths Crush Rome's Legions
Publisher
Category
Author
Simon MacDowall
Publish Year
2001
Pages
96
Dimensions
8x10x.25"
MFG. Part #
OSPCAM084
Type
Softcover
Series
CAM84

Description

’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 spelled 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. This book 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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