Vegetius : Epitome of Military Science

Vegetius : Epitome of Military Science

Book Title: Vegetius : Epitome of Military Science

Author: Kurt A. Raaflaub

Format: Paperback | 182 pages

Publication Date: 01 Dec 1996

ISBN-13: 9780853239109

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.