New PDF release: Exploratio: Military & Political Intelligence in the Roman

By N. J. E. Austin,N. B. Rankov

ISBN-10: 0415049458

ISBN-13: 9780415049450

ISBN-10: 0415183014

ISBN-13: 9780415183017

Exploratio is the 1st ever survey of Roman army and civil intelligence. The authors study intimately the operation and slow improvement of Roman intelligence-gathering from shaky beginnings to a excessive point of excellence. They establish who accumulated it, and for whom.
This examine indicates the consequences of intelligence on coverage formation at a variety of degrees from the simply neighborhood via to the worldwide. the results of varied situations of the mishandling of data are exposed. Austin and Rankov additionally display that intelligence accumulating was once no longer inevitably directed from Rome, yet had for sensible purposes to be conducted and processed at the frontiers themselves.
Exploratio is critical studying for all scholars and academics of Roman heritage. it is going to additionally attract people with a normal curiosity in army or diplomatic history.

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