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The Vikings

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In this worthy addition to the Elite series, Ian Heath transports us to the time of the Vikings examining their epic journeys and the ships they made them in, their methods of warfare - the organisation of their armies and tactics employed, their appearance and equipment and the general history of these fascinating warrior-explorers. His authoritative text is backed by many fine illustrations and photographs including 12 stunning full colour plates by Angus McBride, one of the world's most respected military ...

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Overview

In this worthy addition to the Elite series, Ian Heath transports us to the time of the Vikings examining their epic journeys and the ships they made them in, their methods of warfare - the organisation of their armies and tactics employed, their appearance and equipment and the general history of these fascinating warrior-explorers. His authoritative text is backed by many fine illustrations and photographs including 12 stunning full colour plates by Angus McBride, one of the world's most respected military artists.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780850455656
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 5/28/1985
  • Series: Elite Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 844,861
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 9.75 (h) x 0.15 (d)

Meet the Author

Ian Heath is a highly respected author, and has written a number of Osprey titles, including MAA 89 Byzantine Armies 886-1118, MAA 287 Byzantine Armies 1118-1461 and MAA 275 The Taiping Rebellion 1851-66. He is also currently working on a five-volume project covering the armies of 19th-century Asia. Ian lives and works in Cambridgeshire, UK.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2000

    Excellent book for re-enactors or enthusiasts

    A basic intro to the Viking world. Includes references from the Icelandic Saga's, photos of existing museum pieces, and Angus McBride's excellent-as-always art. Talks about the Vikings at home, in Ireland, Constantinople, Russia, etc. Light introduction to Norse ship-building, and assorted other valuable details.

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