The Mycenaeans C. 1650-1100 BC

The Mycenaeans C. 1650-1100 BC


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The Mycenaeans C. 1650-1100 BC by Nicolas Grguric, Angus McBride

Osprey's study of Mycenaean warriors, from 1650 to 1100 BC. The timeless appeal of Homer's epic poem of the ancient Trojan War, The Iliad, has meant an eduring interest in the Mycenaean age. Modern scholarship and new archaeological evidence now allows us to recontruct with reasonable confidence the appearance of this great warrior civilization, which dominated much of the eastern Mediterranean between the 16th and 12th centuries BC. We can also make deductions, from the few surviving pictorial sources, about the tactics of these armies. This absorbing text is illustrated with examples of the archaeological and pictorial evidence, and with striking colour reconstructions of light and heavy infantry and chariot warriors of the Mycenaean age.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781841768977
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 10/10/2005
Series: Elite Series , #130
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 671,540
Product dimensions: 7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

Nicolas Grguric is an Australian graduate archaeologist who wrote his Honours thesis on the Mycenaean army. At the time of writing he is writing a Doctorate thesis on civilian use of defensive architecture in frontier Australia. His other interestsinclude wargaming, living history and collecting black powder firearms. He lives in South Australia.

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