Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 January 1997

182 Pages

6 X 8 inches

ISBN: 9780853239109

Bookseller Code (01)


Epitome of Military Science

N. P. Milner

Liverpool University Press

Translated Texts for Historians LUP

The only Latin art of war to survive, Vegetius' Epitome was for long a part of the medieval prince's military education. The core of his proposals, the maintenance of a professional standing army, was revolutionary for medieval Europe, while his theory of deterrence through strength remains the foundation of modern Western defence policy.


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