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Roman Imperial Armour : the production of early imperial military armour.

Author: David Sim; J Kaminski
Publisher: Havertown : Oxbow Books, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Roman Empire depended on the power of its armies to defend and extend the imperial borders, enabling it to dominate much of Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East. Success was, in large part, founded on well-trained, well-disciplined soldiers who were equipped with the most advanced arms and armour available at that time. This is the story of the production of that armour. Roman Imperial Armour presents an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sim, David.
Roman Imperial Armour : The production of early imperial military armour.
Havertown : Oxbow Books, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Sim; J Kaminski
ISBN: 9781842177044 1842177044
OCLC Number: 831118122
Description: 1 online resource (201 pages)
Contents: Cover; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; 1 The Evidence; 2 Iron Production; 3 Blacksmithing Techniques and Production Methods; 4 The Production of Sheet Metal; 5 Iron and Steel; 6 Surface Treatment of Roman Armour; 7 Helmets (galea or cassis); 8 Scale Armour (lorica squamata); 9 Ring Mail (lorica hamata); 10 Segmented Body Armour (lorica segmentata); 11 Leg and Arm Armour; 12 The Shield and Boss (umbo); 13 Conclusions; Appendix 1: The Survival of Ancient Machines; Appendix 2: O ne-sided Carburization; Glossary; Latin terms; Bibliography.

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The Roman Empire depended on the power of its armies to defend and extend the imperial borders, enabling it to dominate much of Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East. Success was, in large part, founded on well-trained, well-disciplined soldiers who were equipped with the most advanced arms and armour available at that time. This is the story of the production of that armour. Roman Imperial Armour presents an examination of the metals the armour was made from, of how the ores containing those metals were extracted from the earth and transformed into workable metal and of how that raw pro.

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