The Praetorian Guard

text by Boris Rankov ; colour plates by Richard Hook

The Praetorian Guard of Imperial Rome was the power behind the throne, with the ability to make or break an emperor. As the main body of troops in Rome, they were the emperor's instrument to discourage plotting and rebellion and to crush unrest. The emperor's most immediate line of defence, they could also be his most deadly enemies. This book details the organization, dress and history of the Praetorian Guard from the time of the late Republic to the Guard's effective destruction at the battle of Milvian Bridge in AD 312. Numerous illustrations vividly depict the uniforms and weaponry of this elite fighting unit.

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書名 The Praetorian Guard
著作者等 Hook, Richard
Rankov, N. B.
Rankov Boris
シリーズ名 Elite series
出版元 Osprey
刊行年月 1994
ページ数 64 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 1855323613
NCID BA5561545X
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス