Roman Auxiliary Cavalryman

Roman Auxiliary Cavalryman

AD 14–193

Warrior 101
  • Author: Nic Fields
  • Illustrator: Adam Hook
  • Short code: WAR 101
  • Publication Date: 10 Jan 2006
  • ISBN: 9781841769738
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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About this Product

Drawn from a wide range of warlike peoples throughout the provinces, especially on the fringes of the empire, auxiliaries were generally not citizens of the Roman empire. The cavalry of the auxilia provided a powerful fighting arm; organized, disciplined and well trained, it was adept at performing both skirmish and shock action. This book details the many roles of the Roman auxiliary cavalryman, including reconnaissance, communication and policing duties, as well as in battle. Motivation for enlisting, conditions of service and experience of battle are all explored, and colour illustrations support the text.

Biographical Note

Dr Nic Fields started his career as a biochemist before joining the Royal Marines. Having left the military, he went back to University and completed a BA and PhD in Ancient History at the University of Newcastle. He was Assistant Director at the British School at Athens, Greece, and then a lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Edinburgh. Nic is now a freelance author and researcher based in south-west France.Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his work as an illustrator in 1983. He specializes in detailed historical reconstructions, and has illustrated Osprey titles on the Aztecs, the Greeks, the American Civil War and the American Revolution. His work features in exhibitions and publications throughout the world.

Contents

Introduction Chronology Recruitment Training Equipment and Appearance Conditions of Service On Campaign Beliefs and Belonging Experience of Battle The Aftermath Glossary Bibliography

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