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Germanic Warrior AD 236-568

ISBN-10: 1855325861
ISBN-13: 9781855325869
Edition: 1996
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Publication date: 9/15/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 64
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

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.

Angus McBride was born in London in 1931. By the age of 12 he became an orphan and had to leave England following World War II and head to South Africa where he became a fairly well-known and successful artist in Cape Town. In 1961, he moved back to England. By 1975, he began to work with Osprey Publishing's Men-at-Arms series. He is best known for realistic, historical illustrations. Angus McBride died on 15 May 2007.

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