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The Praetorian guard

Stockwell, John

The Praetorian guard

the U.S. role in the new world security complex

by Stockwell, John

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Published by South End Press in Boston, MA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989,
  • United States -- Military relations -- Foreign countries

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby John Stockwell
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE839.5 .S78 1991
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 205 p. ;
    Number of Pages205
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22813496M
    ISBN 100896083969, 0896083950
    LC Control Number90-27481

    This book is a history of the praetorian guard during the principate; it is divided into five chapters including the introduction and the conclusion. Bingham’s thesis is that the guard should be seen as more than simply the emperor’s bodyguard: it should also be seen as a symbol of the emperor’s power, and the military basis of his : Conor Whately. In The Praetorian Guard, Sandra Bingham offers a comprehensive and timely history of this elite military unit, from its foundation by Augustus in 27 BCE to its disbandment by Constantine in CE. Exploring the multifaceted nature of the Guard, she discusses and describes its arms and insignia, size and recruitment tactics, and command Brand: Sandra Bingham.

    This book details the organization, dress and history of the Praetorian Guard from the time of the late Republic to the Guard's effective destruction at the battle of Milvian Bridge in AD Numerous illustrations vividly depict the uniforms and weaponry of this elite fighting unit. About The Praetorian Guard. From the Immortals, the personal bodyguard of the Persian Achaemenid kings; the death-or-glory Companions, Alexander the Great's glorious cavalry corps; to Napoleon's Imperial Guards, flower of the French army, select martial cohorts are .

    Conceived as a personal army for the emperor, the elite Praetorian Guard soon took over a wide range of powers in Rome, and thus from the very beginning made a much greater impact on the city's life than just as an imperial bodyguard. The Praetorians were in fact inseparable from the whole machinery of state, in some cases even making or breaking individual emperors. . The Reagan Revolution from the book The Praetorian Guard by John Stockwell [The] revolution may have been misunderstood and underestimated by many Americans. President Reagan and his revolutionaries were not mincing words. They intended to effect a permanent revolutionary change to the U.S. system of government.


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