Book Recommendation List


June 4, 2021: Ian Haynes, Blood of the Provinces: The Roman Auxilia and the Making of Provincial Society from Augustus to the Severans (2013)

April 16, 2021: Tarak Barkawi, Soldiers of Empire: Indian and British Armies in World War II (2017)

March 26, 2021: Paul Johstono, The Army of Ptolemaic Egypt, 323-204 BC: An Institutional and Operational History (2020)

February 26, 2021: P. Crone, Pre-Industrial Societies: Anatomy of the Pre-Modern World (1989)

January 22, 2021: Isabel Hull, Absolute Destruction: Military Culture and the Practices of War in Imperial Germany (2006)

January 1, 2021: Michael J. Taylor, Soldiers & Silver: Mobilizing Resources in the Age of Roman Conquest (2020)


March 6, 2020: Nadia Schadlow, War and the Art of Governance: Consolidating Combat Success into Political Victory (2017)

March 13, 2020: Paul Erdkamp, The Grain Market in the Roman Empire: A Social, Political and Economic Study (2009)

April 3, 2020: Arthur M. Eckstein, Rome Enters the Greek East: From Anarchy to Hierarchy in the Hellenistic Mediterranean, 230-170 BC (2012).

April 24, 2020: Neville Morley, Metrpolis and Hinterland: The City of Rome and the Italian economy: 200 B.C. – A.D. 200 (1996)

June 26, 2020: J.E. Lendon, Soldier’s and Ghosts: A History of Battle in Classical Antiquity (2006)

July 17, 2020: J. Stearns, Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa (2012)

August 14, 2020: David Abulafia, The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean (2011)

August 28, 2020: David Sim and Isabel Ridge, Iron for the Eagles: The Iron Industry of Roman Britain (2004) and David Sim and J. Kaminski, Roman Imperial Armour: The Production of Imperial Military Armour (2012) and M.C. Bishop and J.C.N. Coulston, Roman Military Equipment from the Punic Wars to the Fall of Rome (2006)

October 30, 2020: Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully, Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway (2005)

November 27, 2020: Azar Gat, War in Human Civilization (2006)