- Paperback: 322 pages
- Publisher: Oxbow Books; 2nd Revised edition edition (20 Feb. 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1842171593
- ISBN-13: 978-1842171592
- Product Dimensions: 23.9 x 17.5 x 2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,564 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Roman Military Equipment from the Punic Wars to the Fall of Rome Paperback – 20 Feb 2005
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In chapters from the Republican period up to the Dominate, Bishop and Coulston give a summary overview and illustrate the development of equipment forms and decoration with 150 detailed line drawings. They include a chapter on production technology and provide an historical context for the study of military equipment itself.
This is a serious academic study of interest to archaeologist and historian, fully referenced, based on considerable scholarship and with an enviable reputation - the second edition was also awaited very eagerly in the re-enactment community as an authoritative argument-settler!
The illustrations quite correctly eschew modern CGI type recreations and use more old fashioned but infinitely more revealing imagery of the artifacts.
The artifacts are arranged together by period which gives a great insight on how the various pieces of equipment as a whole set of kit evolved.
Thoroughly recommended read for those serious on the subject.
Immense detail much of which was completely new to me.
A book I will consult frequently on its subject.
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