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The De re militari of Vegetius : the reception, transmission and legacy of a Roman text in the Middle Ages

Author: C T Allmand
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Vegetius' late Roman text became a well known and highly respected 'classic' in the Middle Ages, transformed by its readers into the authority on the waging of war. Christopher Allmand analyses the medieval afterlife of the De re militari, tracing the growing interest in the text from the Carolingian world to the late Middle Ages, suggesting how the written word may have influenced the development of military
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Genre/Form: Early works to 1800
Named Person: Flavius Vegetius Renatus
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: C T Allmand
ISBN: 9781107000278 1107000270
OCLC Number: 727702083
Description: xii, 399 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I. The medieval reception : General remarks on the manuscripts --
Analysis of the manuscripts --
A particular response to the De re militari... and its influence --
Bedfellows --
Owners and their texts --
Part II. The transmission : Particular uses of the De re militari --
Translations --
Texts, drawings, and illumination --
Excerpts --
Vegetius in print --
Part III. The Legacy, the De re militari in medieval military thought and practice : Introduction.
Responsibility: Christopher Allmand.

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'The full story of Vegetius in the medieval era has not been told. Christopher Allmand ... has perhaps capped his career with what is likely to be the definitive study of Vegetius in the Middle Ages Read more...

 
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