Legiones de Roma: La historia definitiva de todas las legiones imperiales romanas

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Legiones de Roma es la primera historia completa de todas y cada una de las legiones imperiales romanas y sus victorias como fuerzas de combate. Stephen Dando-Collins ha dedicado treinta años a recopilar datos en los lugares más recónditos y pruebas en todas las fuentes bibliográficas y arqueológicas imaginables —inscripciones en piedra y en bronce, monedas, papiros, narraciones…—, una notable proeza que combina la labor histórica y la detectivesca.

Este libro ofrece una descripción detallada de la indumentaria y la alimentación de los legionarios, la vida en el campamento, la paga y los métodos empleados para motivarles y castigarles, así como numerosas historias personales de soldados destacados. Además, describe las historias de las unidades de todas las legiones que sirvieron a Roma durante tres siglos, desde el año 30 a.C., y realiza una amplia revisión cronológica de las campañas en las que participaron los ejércitos.

Con más de ciento cincuenta mapas, fotografías, diagramas y planes de batalla, Legiones de Roma es una obra única, esencial tanto para los apasionados de la historia antigua o los expertos en historia militar, como para todos los lectores interesados.
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La Esfera de los Libros
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Oct 16, 2012
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