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Intelligence activities in ancient Rome : trust in the gods, but verify / Rose Mary Sheldon



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Creatore: Sheldon, Rose Mary, 1948- Visualizza persona
Titolo: Intelligence activities in ancient Rome : trust in the gods, but verify / Rose Mary Sheldon
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Pubblicazione: London ; New York : Frank Cass, 2005
Estensione: 1 online resource (xxvii, 317 pages) : illustrations, maps
Tipo formato: computer
Tipo contenuto: text
Tipo supporto: online resource
Disciplina: 327.1237
Titolo uniforme di collana: Studies in Intelligence.
Soggetto geografico: Rome (Empire)
Genere/Forma: Electronic book
Classificazione LOC: JC85.I6 S54 2005eb
Contenuto supplementare: Includes bibliographical references (pages 290-309) and index.
Nota di contenuto: Trust in the gods, but verify -- Rome conquers Italy: methods and motives -- Hannibal's spies -- Diplomat, trader, messenger, client, spy: Rome's eyes and ears in the east -- The high price of failure: Crassus and the Parthians -- Caesar goes to Britain -- Julius Caesar and the end of the Roman Republic -- The Augustan revolution : communications and internal security -- Roman military intelligence -- Intelligence systems failure : the slaughter of Varus in the Teutoburgerwald -- Transmission and signaling -- The Roman secret service -- Big brother is watching you.
Sommario/riassunto: "Intelligence activities have always been an integral part of statecraft, and the Romans could not have built and protected their empire without them. Professor Sheldon uses the modern concept of the intelligence cycle to trace intelligence activities whether they were done by private citizens, the government, or the military. The range of activities is broad: intelligence and counterintelligence gathering, covert action, clandestine operations, the use of codes and ciphers, and many other types of espionage tradecraft have all left their traces in the ancient sources. This book will certainly dispel the myth that such activities are a modern invention."--Jacket.
Lingua: English.
Collana: Studies in Intelligence
ISBN: 0203005562
9780203005569
9780714654805
0714654809
1280157682
9781280157684
9786610157686
6610157685
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9781135771072
Formato: Materiale a stampa
Livello bibliografico Monografia
Lingua di pubblicazione: Inglese
Record Nr.: a12908723
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Altra ed. diverso supporto: Print version: Sheldon, Rose Mary, 1948- Intelligence activities in ancient Rome. London ; New York : Frank Cass, 2005 0714654809 (DLC) 2004050871 (OCoLC)55616493