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Roman Cavalry Equipment
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/075241 ... Q4S6UDHVU9

I think amazon has messed up their numbers. I had this book in my wish list, but when i went pack to look at it it has a different name, author , isbn etc but the picture is still the same. any helpful hint on this book? is it any good etc once i can find it?
Tiberius Claudius Lupus

Chuck Russell
Keyser,WV, USA
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#2
I'm not familiar with it, but I found this review...

http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/bmcr/2003/2003-06-26.html

The ISBN matches the listed one in Amazon, so was this the book you're looking for?

BTW, Oxbow Books has Robin Seager's "Pompey the Great" on sale right now. http://www.oxbowbooks.com/bookinfo.cfm/ID/34059
Globuli Non Ludibrii

-- Felix Canus_____
-- Cedric Einarsson
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#3
There is also an older thread discussing it here at the site:

http://www.romanarmy.com/rat/viewtopic.php?t=2469
Michael
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#4
Roman Cavalry Equipment by Stephenson and Dixon has some useful information in it and gives a reasonably good clear overview of the subject. The colour artworks are pretty poor, it has to be said, but it has a lot of black and white diagrams and illustrations of artefacts. Over here it costs £17.99 and I'd say it was worth a go.
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#5
Quote:... but it has a lot of black and white diagrams and illustrations of artefacts.
fig. 1. "Vachères warrior" (side view). The one in B&C2 is better.
fig. 2. "A Weiler-type helmet from Newstead". Seems to be redrawn from B&C2 fig. 60 (1).
fig. 3. "The late first- or early second-century AD Ely helmet". Seems to be redrawn from B&C2 fig. 60 (2).
fig. 4. "A second-century cavalry helmet, the original cheek-piece has been replaced". Credited as "After Robinson 1975".
fig. 5. "A third-century helmet from Heddernheim". Seems to be redrawn from B&C2 fig. 113 (1) (where it is mistakenly labelled "Friedberg"). Also appeared in Stephenson's Roman Infantry Equipment book (fig. 4).
fig. 6. "Mail or scale coifs from the Battle of Ebenezer fresco, Dura Europos." Credited as "After Kraeling 1956" (which is omitted from their bibliography). The one in B&C2 is better.
fig. 7. "A reconstruction of a Newstead type full-face helmet". The original is depicted in B&C2 fig. 60 (4). Which would you rather have -- reconstruction or original?!
fig. 8. "A drawing, based upon a helmet from Heddernheim, showing the hook and slot method attaching the face mask". Credited as "After Robinson 1975". The original (without Robinson's addition of a belt to secure the mask to the helmet) is depicted in B&C2 fig. 114 (4).
fig. 9. "A fourth-century 'Intercisa' type 'Ridge' helmet. This example is actually from Intercisa". Seems to be redrawn from B&C2 fig. 134 (2) -- but the B&C version is a lot clearer.
fig. 10. ...

Do you see a pattern emerging?! Big Grin
posted by Duncan B Campbell
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#6
Fair enough. Perhaps not worth a go if you have B&C2 (which I assume means Bishop and Coulston)! - which I don't, but think perhaps I should get hold of.
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#7
Of course I don't need to point out that Roman Cavalry Equipment is published by Tempus, not Pen & Sword and nothing to do with me guv! :wink:
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