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    DescriptionRome's rise to empire is often said to have owed much to the efficiency and military skill of her armies and their technological superiority over barbarian enemies. But just how 'advanced' was Roman military equipment? What were its origins and how did it evolve? The authors of this book have gathered a wealth of evidence from all over the Roman Empire's excavated examples as well as pictorial and documentary sources to present a picture of what range of equipment would be available at any given time, what it would look like and how it would function. They examine how certain pieces were adopted from Rome's enemies and adapted to particular conditions of warfare prevailing in different parts of the Empire. They also investigate in detail the technology of military equipment and the means by which it was produced, and discuss wider questions such as the status of the soldier in Roman society. Both the specially prepared illustrations and the text have been completely revised for the second edition of this detailed and authoritative handbook, bringing it up to date with the very latest research. It illustrates each element in the equipment of the Roman soldier, from his helmet to his boots, his insignia, his tools and his weapons. This book will appeal to archaeologists, ancient and military historians as well as the generally informed and inquisitive reader.


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    Title
    Roman Military Equipment from the Punic Wars to the Fall of Rome
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) M. C. Bishop, By (author) J.C. Coulston
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 975 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781842171592
    ISBN 10: 1842171593
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JWM
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27470
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, HIS030000
    DC21: 937
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027080
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    DC22: 355.8/20937
    LC classification: UF535.E85 B57 2006
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 355.820937
    Thema V1.0: NHW, NKD, JWM
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    b/w illus
    Publisher
    Oxbow Books
    Imprint name
    Oxbow Books
    Publication date
    30 August 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    by M C Bishop & J C N Coulston
    Table of contents
    The representational evidence; The archaeological evidence; The documentary evidence; The republican period; From Augustus to Hadrian; The Antonine revolution; The army in crisis; The dominate; Production and technology; The study of military equipment; Notes; Bibliography; Index.