Roman Military Clothing
100 BC - AD 200 Vol 1
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Roman Military Clothing by Graham Sumner
Book DescriptionThis first book in a two-part study offers a fascinating new review of little-known evidence regarding the clothing of the Roman Army, from the late Republic to the end of the early Empire. The author-illustrator draws upon written, pictorial, sculptural and archaeological sources to reconstruct the appearance of the Roman soldier on all those occasions when he was not concealed by armour - that is, on most days throughout his career. This detailed account by an expert in his field, is accompanied by numerous illustrations and eight full colour plates.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841764870
(248mm x 185mm x 4mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 14-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Graham Sumner
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Roman Military Dress, Paperback (October 2008)View all books by Graham Sumner
The Roman military was one of the most powerful forces of the ancient world. But what did its soldiers wear? Spanning 1000 years from the Late Republic to the Byzantine Empire, including different items from helmet linings to let wrappings, this book presents an interpretation of wide-ranging evidence, drawing on textile finds and ancient artwork.
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Author Biography - Graham Sumner
Graham Sumner was born in 1958. He studied illustration at Wrexham Art School and has specialised in archaeological reconstruction drawings. Graham has been involved with the Ermine Street Guard for nearly 20 years. He has written a number of articles on the Roman Army for Military Illustrated magazine and was the author of the popular Roman Army: Wars of the Empire in Brasseys' History of Uniform series. This is his first book for Osprey.
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