Roman Body Armour by Hilary Travis, John Travis

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Roman Body Armour
Author: Hilary Travis, John Travis
eBook Title: Roman Body Armour
Category: History
Rating: 4.0
Votes: 418
Formats: PDF, FB2, EPUB, DJVU
ISBN: 1445603594
ISBN13: 978-1445603599
Publisher: Amberley (July 12, 2011)
Language: English
Subcategory: Military
Roman Body Armour assesses current views of the history of the Roman army, relative to the development of its equipment, and melds these with the archeological evidence available. It differs from preceding literature in that it has drawn together the streams of published information of sculptural imagery and archeological ‘hard’ evidence, while also looking at the component parts and how they are physically put together.

Reconstructions of armor were subjected to low-level, simulated wear, over several years, to view how the component parts inter-reacted, which parts were more susceptible to wear damage through regular attrition, and to see what features may be anticipated archeologically on artifacts as evidence of wear damage and field repairs. The armor was also subjected to simulated combat testing using a range of weaponry, including archery equipment.

The conclusions drawn from this lengthy and arduous testing provide fascinating reading. In addition to this, Roman Body Armour features visual representations of many of the described types of armor in use, in photographs of re-enactors and a selection of full color artist’s representations.

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