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The Resource Praetorian : the rise and fall of Rome's imperial bodyguard, Guy de la Bédoyère

Praetorian : the rise and fall of Rome's imperial bodyguard, Guy de la Bédoyère

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Praetorian : the rise and fall of Rome's imperial bodyguard
Title
Praetorian
Title remainder
the rise and fall of Rome's imperial bodyguard
Statement of responsibility
Guy de la Bédoyère
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Founded by Augustus around 27 B.C., the elite Praetorian Guard was tasked with the protection of the emperor and his family. As the centuries unfolded, however, Praetorian soldiers served not only as protectors and enforcers but also as powerful political players. Fiercely loyal to some emperors, they vied with others and ruthlessly toppled those who displeased them, including Caligula, Nero, Pertinax, and many more. Guy de la Bedoyere provides a compelling first full narrative history of the Praetorians, whose dangerous ambitions ceased only when Constantine permanently disbanded them. de la Bedoyere introduces Praetorians of all echelons, from prefects and messengers to artillery experts and executioners. He explores the delicate position of emperors for whom prestige and guile were the only defenses against bodyguards hungry for power. Folding fascinating details into a broad assessment of the Praetorian era, the author sheds new light on the wielding of power in the greatest of the ancient world's empires"--
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De la Bédoyère, Guy
Dewey number
356/.160937
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Praetorian Guard
  • Special forces (Military science)
  • HISTORY / Ancient / Rome
  • HISTORY / Military / Other
  • Armed Forces
  • Praetorian Guard
  • Special forces (Military science)
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Rome (Empire)
Label
Praetorian : the rise and fall of Rome's imperial bodyguard, Guy de la Bédoyère
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-325) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1825849
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 336 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300218954
Lccn
2016036348
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300218954
  • (OCoLC)959803467
Label
Praetorian : the rise and fall of Rome's imperial bodyguard, Guy de la Bédoyère
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-325) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1825849
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 336 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300218954
Lccn
2016036348
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300218954
  • (OCoLC)959803467

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