Fighting Techniques of the Ancient World (3000 B.C. to 500 A.D.): Equipment, Combat Skills, and Tactics

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Macmillan, Jan 1, 2003 - History - 256 pages
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A comprehensive and heavily illustrated guide to warfare in the ancient world.

This essential guide to ancient warfare describes the fighting methods of soldiers in Europe and the Middle East in an age before gunpowder. From a detailed examination of the individual components of an ancient army and their equipment, to a fascinating exploration of ancient battle strategies, siege warfare, and naval battles, it explores the unique tactics required to win battles with the technology available. Using specially commissioned color and black-and-white artwork and 24 full-color tactical maps, this book shows in great detail the methods by which armies, including Assyrians and Roman forces, prevailed over their foes, and why other armies were less successful. This is a must-read for any reader interested in ancient warfare.

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Armchair conquerors will delight in this encyclopedic and lavishly illustrated compendium of military lore. The authors, academic historians, cover the development of warfare in the Mediterranean ... Read full review


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Simon Anglim is a researcher at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and has published widely on military history through the ages. Phyllis G. Jestice is Assistant Professor of Medieval History at the University of Southern Mississippi. Rob S. Rice is a professor at the American Military University. Scott M. Rusch has a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. John Serrati is a Lecturer at St. Leonard's College at the University of St. Andrews in the U.K.

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