Book review: The Great Illyrian Revolt

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It was an unfortunate quirk of geography that placed the Illyrian’s next door to the Greek city states on the southern border and then, as Greek power faded, who should turn up from the west but the Romans.

 

Author: JASON R ABDALE

 

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It was an unfortunate quirk of geography that placed the Illyrian’s next door to the Greek city states on the southern border and then, as Greek power faded, who should turn up from the west but the Romans.

Set just before Rome suffered a setback in Germany, the Empire was interested in expanding its horizons at the expense of the inhabitants of the present day Balkans. Three years of grim fighting in steep gorges and thick forests followed. It’s awhile before you get to that, and the woolly narrative doesn’t help, but it’s an interesting read all the same.

 

• Pen and Sword

• ISBN 978-1-5267-1817-4

• 278 pages • Hardback • £25

 

As reviewed in the Armourer October 2019 issue

 

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