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Roman Infantry Equipment: The Later Empire [ILLUSTRATED]
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/075241 ... Q4S6UDHVU9

Roman Infantry Equipment: The Later Empire [ILLUSTRATED]
by I. P. Stephenson

Product Details

* Paperback: 144 pages
* Publisher: Tempus Publishing, Limited; New Ed edition (February 2001)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0752419080
* ISBN-13: 978-0752419084
* Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 7.5 x 0.4 inches
* Shipping Weight: 12.96 ounces


is this book any good? i'm in the usa, and it has to be imported from the UK to get most of the time. is it worth the shipping costs?
Tiberius Claudius Lupus

Chuck Russell
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#2
[size=150:36u03h7x]NO[/size]
Believe me, don't repeat my mistake... Sad

Aitor
It\'s all an accident, an accident of hands. Mine, others, all without mind, from one extreme to another, but neither works nor will ever.

Rolf Steiner
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#3
Thanks Aitor I was actually looking at this myself.
"...quemadmodum gladius neminem occidit, occidentis telum est."


a.k.a. Paul M.
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#4
Yup, that´s a really bad book. BUT, it gives you a sort of a summary overview. You just have to be able to seperate good from bad. "critical method" that is. Smile Wink
If you are new to the third century, it´s still worth reading (not buying), I´d say. Also it is very nice to find all the mistakes in the book step by step while you read more other stuff about the period. Big Grin
Christian K.

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Ut desint vires, tamen est laudanda voluntas.

LEGIO XIII GEMINA

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#5
I say buy it half-priced or less if that's on offer. A nice book to have as has been said by the others, but no believe all he writes! Too bad his books are selling so well - this is his third for Tempus.. Cry

Paul, when is your book going to be published so we can heavily promote it? Big Grin
Robert Vermaat
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#6
try to get it via interlibrary loan, you'll see why it is not a recommended book, in fact I don't appreciate any of his Late Roman books, and the illustrations are horrid.
Caius Fabius Maior
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#7
What is so bad with that book?

IMHO it is well written and the author is presenting his ideas very reasonable.
Gäiten
a.k.a.: Andreas R.
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