The Scythians 700–300 BC

The Scythians 700–300 BC

Men-at-Arms 137
  • Author: E.V. Cernenko
  • Illustrator: Angus McBride
  • Short code: MAA 137
  • Publication Date: 24 Mar 1983
  • Number of Pages: 48
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Though the 'Scythian period' in the history of Eastern Europe lasted little more than 400 years, the impression these horsemen made upon the history of their times was such that a thousand years after they had ceased to exist as a sovereign people, their heartland and the territories which they dominated far beyond it continued to be known as 'greater Scythia'. From the very beginnings of their emergence on the world scene the Scythians took part in the greatest campaigns of their times, defeating such mighty contemporaries as Assyria, Urartu, Babylonia, Media and Persia. This highly illustrated book details their costume, weapons and the way they waged war.

Biographical Note

Angus McBride is one of the world's most respected historical illustrators, and has contributed to more than 70 Osprey titles in the past three decades. Born in 1931 of Highland parents but orphaned as a child, he was educated at Canterbury Cathedral Choir School. He worked in advertising agencies from 1947, and after national service, emigrated to South Africa. He now lives and works in Cape Town.

Contents

Introduction Defensive Armour Offensive Weapons The Scythian Army The Persian Invasion Scythian Warcraft The Plates

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