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Roman Military Clothing (3): AD 400-640

Author(s): Graham Sumner ; Raffaele D’Amato

Year: 2005

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This book is the concluding part of a rigorous study of theliterary, sculptural, pictorial and archaeological evidence for Roman military clothing, covering the last days of the Western Empire, and the much longer record of the Eastern, in the 5th to 7th centuries. The evidence from this enormously colourful period – when Germanic and Persian styles, first introduced by mercenaries, were widely adopted by Roman armies – is particularly rich. The text is illustrated with many photographs of rare textile finds, and mosaic artwork; with careful drawings of other figurative sources; and with Graham Sumner’s meticulous and dazzling colour reconstructions.

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Roman Military Clothing (3): AD 400-640. Graham Sumner, Raffaele D’Amato. Men-at-arms/Warrior series.: Osprey Publishing. 2005 ( tDAR id: 423741)


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Roman Era

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Contact(s): EXARC Experimental Archaeology Collection Manager

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ExArc Id(s): 10963


Rights & Attribution: The information in this record was originally compiled by Dr. Roeland Paardekooper, EXARC Director.

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America