Germanic Warrior AD 236-568

Germanic Warrior AD 236-568

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by Simon MacDowall, Angus McBride
     
 

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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,…  See more details below

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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.

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ISBN-13:
9781855325869
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Series:
Warrior Series
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
854,772
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.25(d)

Meet the Author


Simon MacDowall is a professional army officer with a life long passion for history. His hobbies include painting military figurines and wargaming. He has lived in England, Canada, Germany and Belgium as well as seeing service in Central America and the former Yugoslavia. He enjoys good food and drink, travel, wilderness camping and writing.

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Germanic Warrior AD 236-568 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had a report in Social Studies about the Germanic Tribes, and it gave me a 100%, and it turned out to be prety entresting.