3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 17 December 2003
This is a very unusual subject, covered exceptionally well. Dr David Nicholle lives up to his reputation by exploring Rome's neighbours from the Berbers, through the African kingdoms south of Egypt to those of Arabia and Syria. He touches on the the very neglected topic of Pre-Islamic Arabia. May only regret is not big enough to do each of these areas the justice they deserve.