Book Title: Vegetius : Epitome of Military Science
Author: Kurt A. Raaflaub
Format: Paperback | 182 pages
Publication Date: 01 Dec 1996
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.