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ISBN 10: 1855329417 / ISBN 13: 9781855329416
Published by Osprey Publishing, Oxford, UK, 1994
New Condition: New Soft cover
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BRAND NEW Copy. History/Roman Empire. Monograph. Fascinating study of the military and political role of the institution of the Praetorian Guard --- a name more often associated with of intrigue, conspiracy, disloyalty and assassinations (including emperors themselves). First personal guards of Roman generals, the unit evolved to be the Emperor's own guards and the instrument to quell threats to the throne until its was disbanded by Constantine in the fourth century AD. Bookseller Inventory # 009207

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Title: GUARDIAN OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE (Osprey History...

Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Oxford, UK

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Soft Cover

Illustrator: Richard Hook (Illustrator)

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: None as Issued

Edition: First Edition, 5th Printing

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The Praetorian Guard of Imperial Rome was the power behind the throne, with the ability to make or break an Emperor. This title covers its organization, dress and history from its origins in the guard units of the late Republican armies to its effective destruction at the battle of Milvian Bridge, 312AD.

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