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Romano-Byzantine Infantry Equipment : Sutton - Ian Stephenson

Romano-Byzantine Infantry Equipment

Sutton

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This companion to the author's authoritative survey "Roman Infantry Equipment" covers the long period from the accession of Diocletian (284) to the death of Heraclius (641), of which the central event is the end of the Western Empire in favor of Byzantium. Systematically, Stephenson looks at the evolution of the different components of armor and weaponry-helmets, shields, body armor, the spear, blades and bludgeons, missile weapons, and artillery. He also examines the tactical uses made of infantry, cavalry, and the shieldwall.

Preface and Acknowledgementsp. 7
Introductionp. 9
Helmetsp. 13
Shieldsp. 35
Body Armour, Padding and Effectivenessp. 49
Other Armourp. 67
The Spearp. 79
Blades and Bludgeonsp. 87
Missile Weaponsp. 111
Artilleryp. 133
Infantry, Cavalry and the Shieldwallp. 147
Appendix - Description of Colour Reconstructionsp. 153
Bibliographyp. 155
Indexp. 157
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ISBN: 9780752428864
ISBN-10: 0752428861
Series: Sutton
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st January 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 19.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.45