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Rome & the sword

how warriors & weapons shaped Roman history

by James, Simon

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  • 22 Currently reading

Published by Thames & Hudson in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Soldiers,
  • Military art and science,
  • Army,
  • Military History

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesRome and the sword
    StatementSimon James
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsU35 .J36 2011
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Pagination328 p.
    Number of Pages328
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25282431M
    ISBN 100500251827
    ISBN 109780500251829
    LC Control Number2011922630


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