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The Gladius
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Introduction / Development / Use / Impact / Conclusion / Bibliography / Index

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Central to the Romans' conquest of the known world, the gladius has become an emblem of the legions that helped secure the empire. This fully illustrated study draws upon the latest findings to tell the enthralling story of the Roman short sword at war, and will appeal to historians interested in the Roman military and reenactors and wargamers eager to recreate it.

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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. Peter Dennis was born in 1950. Inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn he studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.

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"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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