Item description for IMPERIUM LEGIONIS: A Detailed Study of the Roman Army During the Empire (Modelling Manuals) by Jose' Sa'nchez...
A magnificent full color book on the life and times of the Roman Legions, illustrated with over 35 pieces of original color artwork and more than 100 color photographs of equipment, weapons, and reenactments.
The book includes historical timelines and detailed data tables on everything from the cost of living during the second century to pay scales in the Roman army, as well as superb graphics depicting legion deployment and formation during battle.
The detail in this book will be of enormous interest to the growing community of reenactors in the USA, depicting images from two famous European reenactment groups, Britain's 'Ermine Street Guard' and 'Gemini Project Reenactment Group' from the Netherlands. The reenactor photographs enable the reader to see items of Legionary equipment up close and in detail.
Chapters include information on Roman legion's hierarchy structure, the legions and their men, the legions and their equipment and further chapters on strategy and tactics. A bonus is a sidebar feature depicting a fictionalized account of the life of a legionary in battle.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.18" Width: 8.58" Height: 0.55" Weight: 1.76 lbs.
Publisher Andrea Press
ISBN 8496527239 ISBN13 9788496527232
Reviews - What do customers think about IMPERIUM LEGIONIS: A Detailed Study of the Roman Army During the Empire (Modelling Manuals)?
A thorough and in-depth historical survey of Rome and the methods and details of its army Jun 4, 2006
Imperium Legionis: A Detailed Study Of The Roman Army During The Empire by historian and author Jose Sanchez Toledo is a remarkably illustrated survey of the makeup, duties, and armaments of the Imperial Legions that established, expanded, and defended the great Roman Empire. A thorough and in-depth historical survey of Rome and the methods and details of its army, Imperium Legionis covers every element of a soldiers outfit from the sandals worn, to the variations of helmets, body armor, weaponry, and the many different types of soldiers such as legionary, cavalry, centurion, optio, aquilifer, and more. A welcome and popular addition to any personal, academic, or community library collection, Imperium Legionis is very highly recommended reading, especially for students of the history and accomplishments of ancient Rome.
informative illustrated study of all aspects of Roman legions Apr 2, 2006
Toledo's participation in reenactments of Roman battles with replicas of classical Roman military uniforms, weapons, and maneuvers familiarized him with all aspects of the legions which carried Roman civilization throughout Europe and parts of North Africa and the Middle East. But he does not stop at the colorful, captivating Roman military regalia. Military ranks from ordinary legionnaires through standard bearers and centurions on to cavalry and generals and the roles of each are covered, as well as the military pay scale, battle tactics, parts and purposes of body armor, and daily life including garrison duty in conquered lands. Photographs of reenactors like Toledo (similar to American Civil War buffs putting on Northern and Confederate uniforms to replay Civil War battles) and realistic color illustrations complement the author's descriptions and discussions. In a column on many pages is a journal of a fictitious legionnaire recording his impressions, thoughts, and experiences in relation to the subjects being treated in the regular text. This is an engaging illustrated, popular, yet comprehensive and authoritative treatment of the always fascinating Roman armies which were for centuries unrivaled in the ancient world.
thin, but a nice book Feb 21, 2006
This book has full color illustrations throughout- of period art, photographs of reenactors, drawings showing how the armor and kit was layered on the soldier, and high quality illustrations. While I did find the layout a bit too busy for my taste, there is a lot of good information in here.
The publishers specialize in modeling books so it's slanted to the more tangible aspects of the Roman Army. One of the authors is along time Roman reenactor to it has that added view on the topic.
Certainly at the discounted this site price it's a must have for anyone interested in the Early Imperial Roman army- whether for painting figures, modeling, wargaming, or reenacting.