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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 

THE WARS OF ALEXANDER'S SUCCESSORS, 323-281 BC: VOLUME II BATTLES AND TACTICS
by Bob Bennett and Mike Roberts

When the dying Alexander the Great was asked to whom he bequeathed his vast empire, he supposedly replied 'to the strongest'. There ensued a long series of struggles between his generals and governors for control of these vast territories. Most of these Diadochi, or successors, were consummate professionals who had learnt their trade under Alexander and, in some cases, his father Philip. This second volume studies how they applied that experience and further developed the art of war in a further four decades of warfare. The all-conquering Macedonian war machine developed by Philip and Alexander was adapted in various ways (such as the addition of war elephants) by the different successors according to their resources.

2009, Pen & Sword, , 9781844159246,< A-01>,202pp, 11 illustrations, 13 maps, Fine in d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 36506-01..............................£10.00 

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 

THE STORY OF ENGLAND: MAKERS OF THE REALM
by Arthur Bryant

A cultural history of early England, from the first invaders to Henry III. A period of turmoil with the Norman invasion, the murder of Archbishop Becket, the Domesday book, Magna Carta, the Crusades, absent kings and bad kings.

1955, Reprint Society, , ,< A-01>,413pp, very good in good d/w. prev owner bookplate., ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 9194-01..............................£7.00 

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 

THE TYRANTS OF SYRACUSE: WAR IN ANCIENT SICILY VOLUME I 480-367 BC
by Jeff Champion

At the heart of the mediterranean, Syracuse was caught in the middle as Carthage, Pyrrhus of Epirus, Athens and then Rome battled to gain control of Sicily. The threat of expansionist enemies on all sides resulted in repeated coups that threw up tyrants such as Gelon, Timoleon and Dionysius. This first volume traces the course of Syracuse's wars from the Battle of Himera (480 BC) against the Carthaginians down to the death of Dionysius I (367 BC). One of the highlights along the way is the city's heroic resistance to, and eventual decisive defeat of, the Athenian expeditionary force that besieged them for over two years (415-413BC).

2010, Pen & Sword, , 9781848840638,< A-01>,249pp, 18 colour illustrations, 10 maps, Good in plastic covered d/w , ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 36747-01..............................£8.00 

THE TYRANTS OF SYRACUSE: WAR IN ANCIENT SICILY VOLUME II 367-211 BC
by Jeff Champion

At the heart of the mediterranean, Syracuse was caught in the middle as Carthage, Pyrrhus of Epirus, Athens and then Rome battled to gain control of Sicily. The threat of expansionist enemies on all sides resulted in repeated coups that threw up tyrants such as Gelon, Timoleon and Dionysius. This second volume follows the course of the city's wars from the death of Dionysius II to the final epic siege of the city in 213-211 BC. This ended with the final capture of the city by the Romans, despite the heroic and resourceful resistance of the Syracusans and the ingenious inventions of Archimedes.

2012, Pen & Sword, , 9781848843677,< A-01>,250pp, 18 colour illustrations, 7 maps, very good in d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 36764-01..............................£8.00 

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 

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