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The Ancient Warrior

3000 Bc-450 Ad. Warriors of the World

By (author) Martin J. Dougherty
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Amber Books Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Published: 14th Jan 2010
Dimensions: w 195mm h 246mm d 20mm
Weight: 957g
ISBN-10: 190662660X
ISBN-13: 9781906626600
Barcode No: 9781906626600
Spanning some 3500 years of history and moving from the Bronze to the Iron Age, Warriors of the World: The Ancient Warrior 3000 BC-450 AD describes the armies that fought on the battlefields of the Classical World. The book shows how the composition of those armies changed as different cultures rose and fell from prominence - such as the peasant levies of the Egyptian Pharaohs or the well-drilled citizen soldiers of the Roman Republic, for example - and as tactics and technology advanced, allowing better armour and weapons to be used to greater effect in battle. From the first organised armies of the Ancient Near East to the so-called`barbarian' hordes of Goths, Huns and other non-Romans who caused the fall of the Western Roman Empire, Warriors of the World: The Ancient Warrior 3000 BC-450 AD explores the development of ancient soldiers and how they fought through the ages. With detailed colour illustrations and fact-filled accompanying text, the book is the essential guide for any enthusiast for the period. About the Author Martin J. Dougherty is a freelance writer and editor specialising in weapons technology, military history and combat techniques. He has previously written Weapons and Fighting Techniques of the Medieval Warrior and contributed to Battles of the Ancient World, Battles of the Medieval World, Battles of the Crusades and Great Military Disasters.

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