General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title War and Warfare in Late Antiquity
Language English
Module lecturer prof. UAM dr hab. Łukasz Różycki
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position profesor
Faculty Faculty of History
Semester 2021/2022 (summer)
Duration 30
USOS code 18-WaWiLA-PIE


Module aim (aims)

The aim of the course is to broaden knowledge of students in the history of wars and military in late antiquity with regard to social and military history.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

Basic knowledge of ancient history


Introductory classesRoman military equipment and tacticsWarfare in times of Diocletian and ConstantineVegetius on the Decay of the Roman Army Barbarisation of the roman armyBarbarian Warfare Justinian reconquest of the west (Africa)Justinian reconquest of the west (Italy)Syrianos MagisterLast great wars with PersiaSlavs and Avars in VI centuryStrategiconNaval warfare Warfare and a cityWar and Society in late antiquity Warships and battlesAncient Psychological Warfare

Reading list

• Elton, H., Aspects of Defence in Roman Europe, AD 350-500’, (Oxford, 1990).• The Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Warfare, ed. P. Sabin H. van Wees, Cambridge 2008.• A Companion to the Roman Army, ed. P. Erdkamp, Oxford 2007.• Goldsworthy A., The Complete Roman army, London 2003.• Haldon J., Warfare, State and Society in the Byzantine World, 565-1204, London 1999.• Oakeshott E., The Archaeology of Weapons Arms and Armor from Praehistory to the Age of Chivalry, New York 1994.