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Military History - Early Warfare - General Section

Early Warfare - General Section
The history of warfare from Greek & Roman conflicts, the Crusades & Medieval
 & Elizabethan times to the Jacobite Rebellions

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THE BATTLE OF CRECY, 1346
by Andrew Ayton and Sir Philip Preston

The battle of Crécy is of huge significance for the course of the Hundred Years War. It witnessed the defeat of a major French army with the king at its head, by the expeditionary force of a kingdom which was not renowned for its military prowess. Yet it is Agincourt which has engaged the popular imagination, and Crécy has been neglected. This book seeks to fill this gap, outlining the events of the campaign in Normandy and Ponthieu of which Crécy was the culmination. It offers new interpretations of the battle, from the composition of the armies to the place of the battlefield, and will be of major interest for any student of medieval military history.

2005, Boydell & Brewer Ltd, , 9781843833062,< A-01>,390pp, 4 maps, 3 illustrations, New in card cover, , CARD
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 33155-03..............................£19.99 

HANDBOOK TO ROMAN LEGIONARY FORTRESSES
by Michael C. Bishop

This is a reference guide to Roman legionary fortresses throughout the former Roman Empire, of which approximately eighty-five have been located and identified. With the expansion of the empire and the garrisoning of its army in frontier regions during the 1st century AD, Rome began to concentrate its legions in large permanent bases. Some have been explored in great detail, others are barely known, but this book brings together for the first time the legionary fortresses of the whole empire. At the heart of the book is a referenced and illustrated catalogue of the known bases, each with a specially prepared plan and an aerial photograph.

2013, Pen & Sword, , 9781848841383,< A-01>,208pp, numerous illustrations & plans, New in d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 34594-01..............................£19.99 

MERCENARIES TO CONQUERORS
by Paul Brown

When a band of Norman adventurers arrived in southern Italy to fight in the Lombard insurrections against the Byzantine empire in the early 1000s, few would have predicted that within a few generations some of these men would seize control of Apulia, Campania, Calabria and Sicily. How did they make such extraordinary gains and then consolidate their power? this absorbing study, seeks to answer these questions and throw light onto the Norman conquests across the Mediterranean which were even more remarkable than those achieved in France and England.

2016, Pen & Sword, , 9781473828476,< A-01>,251pp, 20 colour illustrations, 2 maps, New in d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 37236-01..............................£25.00 

BESIEGED: SIEGE WARFARE IN THE ANCIENT WORLD
by Duncan B Campbell

Explores the development of siege warfare in the ancient world from Persia in the 6th century BC to the 4th century Roman world, examining the techniques and weapons used during the sieges in this period.

2006, Osprey Publishing, , 9781846030192,< A-01>,224pp illustrations, maps, Good in d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 34707-01..............................£8.00 

EAGLES IN THE DUST
by Adrian Coombs-Hoar

The Roman Defeat at Adrianopolis, AD 378. In AD376 Goths, seeking refuge from the Huns, sought admittance to the Eastern Roman Empire. Emperor Valens took the decision to grant them entry, hoping to utilize them for his campaigns against Persia. The Goths had been providing warriors to Roman armies for decades, however mistreatment by Roman officials led them to take up arms against their hosts. The resultant battle near Adrianopolis in AD378, in which Valens lost his life, was one of the most significant defeats suffered by Rome.

2015, Pen & Sword, , 9781781590881,< A-01>,180pp, 6 maps & diagrams, Very Good in plastic covered d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 36792-01..............................£6.00 

BRUTUS: CAESAR'S ASSASSIN
by Dr. Kirsty Corrigan

Although Marcus Junius Brutus is one of the most infamous, conspirators of Rome and the ancient world, knowledge of him has principally been passed to the modern world through the medium of Shakespeare's tragedy, Julius Caesar. This biography considers Brutus in his historical context, gathering details from ancient evidence and piecing together his whole life. While his actions played a pivotal role in Roman history, ultimately bringing about the downfall of the Roman republic, Brutus has been neglected. This dedicated biography is a full and balanced reconsideration of this significant Roman.

2015, Pen & Sword, , 9781848847767,< A-01>,252pp, 6 maps & plans, 24 b/w photos, Very good in d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 37037-01..............................£15.00 

CHARIOT
by Arthur Cotterell

The chariot changed the face of ancient warfare. First in West Asia and Egypt, then in India and China, charioteers dominated the battlefield. In 1274 BC at Kadesh in present-day Syria - where the untried pharaoh Ramesses II was nearly defeated by the Hittites - 5,000 chariots were deployed in battle. Its use as a war machine is graphically recounted in Indian epics and Chinese chronicles. Homer's Iliad tells of the attack on Troy by Greek heroes who rode in chariots. In 326 BC Alexander the Great faced charioteers in northern India, while in 55 BC, on a Kent beach, Julius Caesar was met by British chariots

2004, Pimlico Publications, , 0712669426,< A-01>,344pp illustrations, Fine in dw, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 35897-01..............................£8.00 

THE MILITARY HISTORY OF KALINGA
by Doctor H C Das

The military significance of the empire of the Indian Orissan state of Kalinga, from the earliest times until it lost its independence in 1586. It survived for some 2000 years.

1986, Punthi Pustak Calcutta, , ,< A-01>,xii + 383pp, 80 illustrations, 3 maps, bibliography, index, Published in India, good in dw, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 17789-01..............................£12.00 

MARK ANTONY: A PLAIN BLUNT MAN
by Paolo de Ruggiero

signs of use, marks on page edges. Useful reference copy. Mark Antony was embroiled in the tumultuous events of the mid-1st century BC, which saw the violent transformation from the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire. After being defeated by Augustus he has often been characterized by hostile historians as a loyal henchman of his uncle Julius Caesar but without the guile and vision to attain greatness in his own right (hence Shakespeare casts him as a 'plain, blunt man' whom Caesar's assassins don't think it worthwhile to kill). In his infamous alliance and love affair with Cleopatra of Egypt he is also often seen as duped and manipulated by a sharper mind.

2013, Pen & Sword, , 9781783462704,< A-01>,295pp, 7 maps, 19 photos 7 illustrations, Fair in d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 36579-01..............................£6.00 

THE BYZANTINE ART OF WAR
by Michael Decker

Throughout its thousand-year history the Byzantine empire faced a multitude of challenges from foreign invaders seeking to plunder its wealth and to occupy its lands. These ranged from the deadly Hunnic hordes of Attila and the Arab armies of Islam, to the western Crusaders. In order to survive, the Byzantines relied on their army that was, for centuries, the only standing, professional force in Europe. Leadership provided another key to survival; Byzantine society produced a number of strategic thinkers and capable tacticians including several brilliant ones. These officers maintained a level of professionalism and organization inherited and adapted from Roman models.

2013, Westholme, , 9781594161681,< A-01>,267pp, 11 maps, numerous b/w illustrations, Good in plastic covered d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 36490-01..............................£15.00 

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THE END OF THE RUSSIAN IMPERIAL ARMY: VOLUME II

by Alan K. Wildman


Web No.
18344-01

£60.00


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