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16%OFFM. C. Bishop - The Gladius: The Roman Short Sword - 9781472815859 - V9781472815859
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The Gladius: The Roman Short Sword

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Description for The Gladius: The Roman Short Sword Paperback. This fully illustrated study draws upon the latest research to tell the enthralling story of the Roman short sword at war, and will appeal to Roman historians, reenactors, and wargamers. Illustrator(s): Dennis, Peter. Series: Weapon. Num Pages: 80 pages, 64 col. BIC Classification: 1QDAR; 3D; HBJD; HBLA1; HBW; JWM; WCK. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 186 x 309 x 7. Weight in Grams: 262.
One of the most feared weapons in the ancient world, the gladius was lethal both on the battlefield and in the arena. Literary sources tell of the terror it inspired, while archaeological evidence of wounds inflicted is testament to its deadly effect. By pulling together strands of literary, sculptural and archaeological evidence renowned expert M.C. Bishop creates a narrative of the gladius' development, exploring the way in which the shape of the short sword changed as soldiers and gladiators evolved their fighting style. Drawing together historical accounts, excavated artefacts and the results of the latest scientific analyses of the ... Read more

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About M. C. Bishop
Writer, publisher and archaeologist M.C. Bishop is an authority on all aspects of Ancient Rome at war, with particular emphasis on arms and armour of the era. He has written, co-written or edited dozens of books and articles on the subject, and leads tours of Hadrian's Wall and other Roman sites. This is Mike's first book for Osprey. ... Read more

Reviews for The Gladius: The Roman Short Sword
I found the section on 'Manufacture' quite enlightening as M. C. Bishop utilizes scientific analysis of the blades to further understanding the evolution of the gladius. - IPMS/USA

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