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Syvänne, Ilkka

Overview
Works: 11 works in 34 publications in 1 language and 919 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Biography  Naval history 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: U29, 937.08
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Most widely held works by Ilkka Syvänne
Military History of Late Rome 284-361 by Ilkka Syvanne( )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This ambitious series gives the reader a comprehensive narrative of late Roman military history from 284-641. Each volume (5 are planned) gives a detailed account of the changes in organization, equipment, strategy and tactics among both the Roman forces and her enemies in the relevant period, while also giving a detailed but accessible account of the campaigns and battles. Volume I covers the period 284-361, starting with recovery from the 'third-century crisis' and the formation of the Tetrarchy. Constantine's civil wars and stabilization.are also major themes, with the pattern repeated under his sons. Constantius II's wars against the usurper Magnentius, the Danubian tribes and the Sassanid Persians illustrate the serious combination of internal and external threats the Empire faced at this time. The author discusses these and the many other dramatic military events in their full context and puts forward some interesting conclusions on strategic and tactical developments. He argues, for example, that the Roman shift from infantry to cavalry as the dominant arm occurred considerably earlier than usually accepted. Anyone with an interest in the military history of this period will find it both informative and thought-provoking
Caracalla : a military biography by Ilkka Syvänne( )

11 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caracalla' has one of the worst reputations of any Roman Emperor. Many ancient historians were very hostile and Edward Gibbon later dubbed him the common enemy of mankind. Yet his reign was considered by at least one Roman author to be the apogee of the Roman Empire. Guilty of many murders and massacres (including his own brother, ex-wife and daughter) he was, however, popular with the army, improving their pay and cultivating the image of sharing their hardships. Surprisingly this is the first full-length biography of this colourful character in English. Ilkka Syvanne explains how the biased ancient sources in combination with the stern looking statues of the emperor have created a distorted image of the man and then reconstructs the actual events, particularly his military campaigns and reforms, to offer a balanced view of his reign. The biography offers the first complete overview of the policies, events and military campaigns of the reign and explains how and why these contributed to the military crisis of the third century
A military history of late Rome 284 to 361 by Ilkka Syvänne( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This ambitious series gives the reader a comprehensive narrative of late Roman military history from 284-641. Each volume offers a detailed account of the changes in organization, equipment, strategy and tactics among both the Roman forces and her enemies in the relevant period, while also giving a detailed but accessible account of the campaigns and battles. This volume covers the period from 284 to 361, starting with recovery from the 'third-century crisis' and the formation of the Tetrarchy. Constantine's civil wars and stabilization are also major themes, with the pattern repeated under his sons. Constantius II's wars against the usurper Magnentius, the Danubian tribes and the Sassanian Persians illustrate the dangerous combination of internal and external threats the Empire faced at this time. The author discusses these and the many other dramatic military events in their full context and puts forward some interesting conclusions on strategic and tactical developments. He argues, for example, that the Roman shift from infantry to cavalry as the dominant arm occurred considerably earlier than usually accepted. Anyone with an interest in the military history of this period will find it both informative and thought-provoking."--Jacket
The age of Hippotoxotai : art of war in Roman military revival and disaster (491-636) by Ilkka Syvänne( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain in the age of Arthur by Ilkka Syvänne( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Arthur is one of the most controversial topics of early British history. Are the legends based on a real historical figure or pure mythological invention? Ilkka Syvannes study breaks new ground, adopting a novel approach to the sources by starting with the assumption that Arthur existed and that Geoffrey of Monmouths account has preserved details of his career that are based on real events. He then interprets these by using common sense and the perspective of a specialist in late Roman military history to form a probable picture of what really happened during the period (roughly AD 400-550). This approach allows the author to test the entire literary evidence for the existence of Arthur to see if the supposed events of his career match what is known of the events of the period, the conclusion being that in general they do. Arthurs military career is set in the context of the wider military history of Britain and Europe in this period and along the way describes the nature of armies and warfare of the period. 0
The Military History of Late Rome Ad 361-395 by Ilkka Syvänne( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A military history of late Rome, 248-361 by Ilkka Syvänne( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The military history of late Rome AD 361-395 by Ilkka Syvänne( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Military history of late rome 395-491 by Ilkka Syvanne( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Military History of the Third Century Iran by Ilkka Syvänne( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The reign of Emperor Gallienus by Ilkka Syvänne( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Syvaenne, Ilkka

Syvanne, Ilkka

Languages
English (34)