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Roman Cavalry from the first to the third century AD by Karen R. Dixon

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Published by Batsford in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Cavalry -- Rome.,
  • Cavalry -- History.,
  • Rome -- Army

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementKaren R. Dixon and Pat Southern.
ContributionsSouthern, Pat, 1948-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsUE15 .D59 1992
The Physical Object
Pagination256 p. :
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21294992M
ISBN 100713463961

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