Germanic Warrior AD 236–568

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Germanic Warrior AD 236–568

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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.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Chronology · The Warrior Society · Leadership and Hierarchy · Training · Equipment and Appearance · The Warrior on Campaign · The Experience of Battle · Glossary · Bibliography

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Published Sep 15 1996
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781855325869
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 54 b/w; 12 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 17
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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