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Books About the Roman Army and Ancient Warfare

The books in the following section are in the Osprey Men - At - Arms series, Elite Series, or Warrior Series. They contain lots of illustrations, many in color, and black & white photos. They are well - researched and provide good, practical information for those who either wish to re - create the period uniforms and weapons or construct military models.

Wise, Terence and Richard Hook Armies of the Carthagenian Wars 265 - 146 BC London: Osprey, 1982.
Keywords: Rome History History Military Weapons Arms Uniforms Warfare

Sekunda, Nick and Angus McBride Republican Roman Armies 200 - 104 B.C. London: Osprey, 1995.

Sekunda, Nick, Simon Northwood, and Richard Hook Early Roman Armies London: Osprey, 1996.

Rankov, Dr. Boris and Richard Hook The Praetorian Guard London: Osprey, 1994.
Keywords: Rome History History Military

Simkins, Michael and Ronald Embleton The Roman Army from Caesar to Trajan London: Osprey, 1984. Keywords: Rome History History Military Weapons Arms Uniforms Warfare

Simkins, Michael and Ronald Embleton The Roman Army from Hadrian to Constantine London: Osprey, 1979.
Keywords: Rome History History Military

Macdowall, Simon and Gerry Embleton Late Roman Infantryman 236 - 565 AD London: Osprey Publishing Ltd., 1994.
Keywords: Rome Ancoent Army Military Weapons Tactics Infantry History

Nicolle, David and Angus McBride Romano - Byzantine Armies 4th - 9th Centuries London: Osprey, 1992.

Wilcox, Peter and G. A. Embleton Rome's Enemies 1: Germanics and Dacians London: Osprey, 1982.

Wilcox, Peter and Angus McBride Rome's Enemies 2: Gallic and British Celts London: Osprey, 1985.

Wilcox, Peter and Angus McBride Rome's Enemies 3: Parthians and Sassanid Persians London: Osprey, 1986.

Macdowall, Simon and Angus McBride Germanic Warrior 236 - 568 AD London: Osprey, 1996.

Nicolle, David and Angus McBride Arthur and the Anglo Saxon Wars London: Osprey, 1984.
Keywords: Great Britain History History Military Anglo Saxons Rome History Empire

Heath, Ian and Angus McBride The Vikings London: Osprey, 1996.

Turnbull, S. R. and Richard Hook Samurai Armies 1550 - 1615 London: Osprey, 1979.


Other Books on Ancient Armies and Warfare

Peterson, Daniel The Roman Legions Recreated in Colour Photographs London: Windrow & Greene Ltd., 1992.

Ashdown, Charles Henry European Arms and Armor New York: Brussel & Brussel, 1967.
Keywords: Arms Armor Knights Medieval Middle Ages Edged Weapons Warfare Europe History Ancient Greek Roman

This book has lots of line drawings and a few black & white photos. There is a small section on Roman arms and armor but it goes into great depth in the sections on medieval armor.


Warry, John Warfare in the Classical World Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1995.
Keywords: Rome Greece History Military Warfare War Weapons Army Tactics University of Oklahoma Press
Paperback edition originally published by Salamander Books Ltd., London in 1980

This is an excellent book about military tactics from the earliest Mesopotamians to the fall of Rome. The information and drawings of weaposn and armor incorporate much that has been discovered in recent archaeological research.


James, Peter and Nick Thorpe Ancient Inventions New York: Ballantine, 1994.
Keywords: Technology History Inventions Ancient Roman Rome Greece Science

Dolan, Mary Hannibal of Carthage New York: Macmillan, 1955.
Keywords: History Ancient Rome Roman Carthage Punic Wars Hannibal Biography North Africa Juvenile literature/Fiction

This historical novel contains lots of action for young readers. It holds the reader’s interest yet sacrifices nothing when it comes to facts. Written from the point of view of Hannibal’s personal secretary.


Webb, Robert W. We Were There With Caesar's Legions New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1960.
Keywords: History Rome Roman Julius Caesar Britain Army Invasion Juvenile literature/Fiction

Longmate, Norman Defending the Island: From Caesar to the Armada London: Grafton, 1990.
Keywords: Great Britain History England Civilization Anglo Saxons Roman Empire Barbarians Dark Ages

Grant, Michael The Army of the Caesars New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1974.
Keywords: Rome History History Military Army Soldiers Praetorian Prefect

Parker, H. M. D. The Roman Legions New York: Barnes & Noble, 1993.
Keywords: Rome History Military Army Legions

Bury, J. B. The Invasion of Europe by the Barbarians New York: W. W. Norton & Company
Keywords: Europe History Barbarians Huns Goths Visigoths Rome Fall of Rome Dark Ages Middle Ages Medieval

Nicolle, David and Angus McBride Arthur and the Anglo Saxon Wars London: Osprey, 1984.
Keywords: Great Britain History History Military Anglo Saxons Rome History Empire

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