The Late Roman Army (Paperback)

By Gabriele Esposito, Giuseppe Rava (Illustrator)

Winged Hussar Publishing, 9780996365796, 150pp.

Publication Date: July 7, 2016

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Description

A detailed, illustrated history of the Late Roman Army

Using the most recent research and studies, as well as important primary sources such as the Notitia Dignitatum, Gabriele Esposito outlines a complete picture of the late Roman army from AD 284 to the fall of the Empire in 476.

Contents include information on the organization, structure, equipment, weapons, combat history and tactics of the late Roman military forces. Combined with original art work by well-known military artist Giuseppe Rava, this books is a must have for this period of Roman military history.


About the Author

Gabriele Esposito is an Italian researcher and a long-time student of military history. His main field of research is the military of 19th-century Latin America, but his interests range from the Ancient world to modern post-colonial conflicts. He has published several works in the UK, including Osprey Publishing, and is a regular contributor to many specialized magazines. Giuseppe Rava was born in Faenza, Italy. Since he was a child, he loved history very much, especially military history. That mainly was due to the stories his father Tommaso told him about his experiences in the World War II. Instead, his passion for uniforms comes from his mother Giovanna, a tailor. Giuseppe Rava expands his knowledge about history and warfare attending a wargame club. Thanks to dedicated books and magazines, he gets acquainted with military painters such as Detaille, Meissonier, De Neuville, Rochling, Ottenfeld and others. And he wished he could paint like them, some day. Self-taught, he was soon noticed by some publishers and he started with illustrating children's books. Now he usually works on historical subjects. Presently, Rava's illustrations are used by "ITALERI," "HAT INDUSTRIE," "HISTOIRE ET COLLECTIONS," "A CALL TO ARMS," "BACK FALCON PUBLICATION," "EDITRICE MILITARE ITALIANA," "ANDREA MINIATURES," "EMHAR."