Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Book review - "The Nisbis War 337-363: The Defence of the Roman East" by John Harrel (2016)

A typically strong military history from publishers Pen and Sword. This looks at the series of wars between Rome and the Sassanids during the 4th century - a period perhaps best known for the Emperor Julian, star of the Gore Vidal book (that was my introduction to the period certainly).

It's full of colourful characters - Julian, Constantius II, Shapur. Very well researched and clearly written.

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