Germanic Warrior AD 236–568
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Brand: Warrior - Ancients Up to 500 A.D.
Edition: First Edition
Item Dimensions: 9907265416
Label: Osprey Publishing
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Osprey Publishing
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 64
Publication Date: September 15, 1996
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Release Date: September 15, 1996
Studio: Osprey Publishing
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The 3rd to the 6th centuries saw the collapse of the classical Mediterranean civilization and the emergence of new states in western Europe based on the Germanic warrior society. This book focuses particularly on the men who made up the retinues of the Germanic warlords who carved kingdoms out of the carcass of the West Roman Empire. Although sources are scarce, Simon MacDowall constructs a convincing picture, using evidence from Roman historians, German archaeology and Anglo-Saxon poetry. The warriors' society, hierarchy, training, equipment, appearance, tactics and style of fighting are all examined, building a comprehensive portrait of the Germanic warrior in this period.
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