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Late Roman infantrymen 236-565 A.D.

Author: Simon MacDowall
Publisher: London : [Osprey], 1994.
Series: Warrior series, 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Between the 3rd and 6th centuries AD the traditional legions of heavy infantry were whittled away and eventually replaced by a force of various arms and nationalities dominated by cavalry and supported by missile troops. However, in spite of this trend towards cavalry, the pedes remained the backbone of the Roman army until well into the 5th century. This book details a warrior who was very different from the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon MacDowall
ISBN: 1855324199 9781855324190
OCLC Number: 31171885
Description: 64 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm.
Series Title: Warrior series, 9.
Responsibility: text by Simon MacDowall ; colour plates by Gerry Embleton.

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Describes the uniforms, weaponry, military practices and daily life of the Roman soldier during the twilight years of the Empire, a time which saw the army increasingly influenced by German troops  Read more...

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