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Viriathus

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Author: Luis Silva
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Size: 28.15 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
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by Luis Silva, Viriathus Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Viriathus books, In the middle years of the second century BC, Rome was engaged in the conquest and pacification of what is now Spain and Portugal. They met with determined resistance from several tribes but nobody defied them with more determination and skill than Viriathus. Apparently of humble birth, he emerged as a leader after the treacherous massacre of the existing tribal chieftains and soon proved himself a gifted and audacious commander. Relying on hit and run guerrilla tactics, he inflicted repeated humiliating reverses upon the theoretically superior Roman forces, uniting a number of tribes in resistance to the invader and stalling their efforts at conquest and pacification for eight years. Still unbeaten in the field, he was only overcome when the Romans resorted to bribing some of his own men to assassinate him (though they reneged on the agreed payment, claiming they did not reward traitors!). Though renowned in his day Viriathus has been neglected by modern historians, a travesty that Luis Silva puts right in this thoroughly researched and accessible account. Portuguese by birth, the author draws on Portuguese research and perspectives that will be refreshing to English-language scholars and his own military experience also informs his analysis of events. What emerges is a stirring account of defiance, heroic resistance against the odds and, ultimately, treachery and tragedy.


Viriathus

Viriathus PDF
Author: David Warren
Publisher: CreateSpace
Size: 10.55 MB
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Languages : en
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by David Warren, Viriathus Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Viriathus books, Romans had tried to impose order on the Iberian Peninsula for three generations. The native populations there have finally found a leader who can go toe to toe with their foreign governors, a man named Viriathus. This novel is about the Roman efforts to defeat Viriathus and his ingenious attempts to turn the tables on the invaders.


Otis True Sea Monsters

Otis  True Sea Monsters PDF
Author: Gusme Bonomi
Publisher: Lulu.com
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The Decline Of Roman Republic

The Decline of Roman Republic PDF
Author: George Long
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Dictionary Of Greek And Roman Biography And Mythology By Various Writers

Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology by Various Writers PDF
Author: William Smith
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Guerrilla Warfare

Guerrilla Warfare PDF
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Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Size: 17.13 MB
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Category : Technology & Engineering
Languages : en
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by , Guerrilla Warfare Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Guerrilla Warfare books, As the author makes clear, every book has a history; Guerrilla Warfare is noexception. Together with its sequel Terrorism (and two companion readers) it was part of a wider study: to give a critical interpretation of guerrilla and terrorism theory and practice throughout history. It did not aim at providing a general theory of political violence, nor did it give instructions on how to conduct guerrilla warfare and terrorist operations. Its aim remains to bring about greater semantic and analytic clarity, and to do so at psychological as well as political levels. While the word guerrilla has been very popular, much less attention has been given to guerrilla warfare than to terrorism - even though the former has been politically more successful. The reasons for the lack of detailed attention are obvious: guerrilla operations take place far from big cities, in the countryside, in remote regions of a nation. In such areas there are no film cameras or recorders. In his probing new introduction, Laqueur points out that a review of strategies and the fate of guerrilla movements during the last two decades show certain common features. Both mainly concerned nationalists fighting for independence either against foreign occupants or against other ethnic groups within their own country. But despite the many attempts, only in two places—Afghanistan and Chechnya —were the guerrillas successful. According to Laqueur historical experience demonstrates that guerrilla movements have prevailed over incumbents only in specific conditions. Due to a constellation of factors, ranging from modern means of observation to increase in firepower. The author suggests that we may witness a combination of political warfare, propaganda, guerrilla operations and terrorism. In such cases, this could be a potent strategy for unsponsored revolutionary change. But either as social history or military strategy this work remains a crucial work of our times.


The Ancient Lowly

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Author: Cyrenus Osborne Ward
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Category : Communism
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The History Of Rome

The History of Rome PDF
Author: Theodor Mommsen
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Category : Rome
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