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These are books available or expected to be published by the various specialist, military publishers with whom we deal. 

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by Bruce Ware Allen

The Epic Battle between the Ottoman Empire and the Knights of St. John. In the spring of 1565, a massive fleet of Ottoman ships descended on Malta, centrally located between North Africa and Sicily, headquarters of the Knights of St. John and their Grand Master, Jean de Valette. The Knights had been expelled from Rhodes by the Ottoman sultan, Suleiman the Magnificent, and now stood as the last bastion against a Muslim invasion of Sicily, southern Italy, and beyond. The siege force of Turks, Arabs, and Barbary corsairs from across the Muslim world outnumbered the defenders of Malta many times over.

2015, ForeEdge (Univ. of N.Eng), , 9781611687651,< A-01>,325pp, 19 b/w illustrations & maps, New in d/w , ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 37167-01..............................£29.00 

by Brian Todd Carey

In 202 BC At Zama in what is now Tunisia, the armies of two empires clashed. The Romans under Scipio Africanus won a bloody, decisive victory over Hannibal's Carthaginians. Scipio's victory signalled a shift in the balance of power in the ancient world. This compelling reconstruction of the battle, and of the gruelling war that led up to it, gives a fascinating insight into the Carthaginian and Roman methods of waging war, and offers a critical assessment of the contrasting qualities and leadership styles of Hannibal and Scipio, the two most celebrated commanders of their age.

2007, Pen & Sword, , 9781844156351,< A-01>,204pp, 29 maps, 22 illustrations, New in d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 35108-01..............................£19.99 

by John Carr

The Eastern Roman or 'Byzantine' Empire had to fight for survival throughout its long history. John Carr concentrates on more capable war fighters who occupied the imperial throne at Constantinople, including such men as Constantine I , Julian, Theodosius, Justinian, Heraclius, Leo I, Leo III, Basil I, Basil II, Romanus IV Diogenes, Isaac Angelus, and Constantine XI. Byzantium's emperors formed a bulwark of Christendom against aggressive Islamic expansion, thus was the Empire able to endure for almost a thousand years after the fall of Rome.

2015, Pen & Sword, , 9781783831166,< A-01>,277pp, 20 b/w photos & illustrations, New in d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 36886-01..............................£25.00 

by Jeff Champion

Plutarch described Antigonus the One Eyed (382-301 BC) 'as 'the oldest and greatest of Alexander's successors,' Antigonus loyally served both Philip II and Alexander the Great as they converted Macedonia into an empire stretching from India to Greece. After Alexander's death, Antigonus, governor of the obscure province of Phrygia, seemed one of the least likely of his commanders to seize the dead king's inheritance. Yet within eight years of the king's passing, through a combination of military skill and political shrewdness, he had conquered the Asian portion of the empire.

2014, Pen & Sword, , 9781783030422,< A-01>,235pp, 6 maps, 9 battle plans, New in d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 36651-01..............................£19.99 

by Adrian Coombs-Hoar

The Roman Defeat at Adrianopolis, AD 378. In AD376 Goths, seeking refuge from the Huns, sought admittance to the Eastern Roman Empire. Emperor Valens took the decision to grant them entry, hoping to utilize them for his campaigns against Persia. The Goths had been providing warriors to Roman armies for decades, however mistreatment by Roman officials led them to take up arms against their hosts. The resultant battle near Adrianopolis in AD378, in which Valens lost his life, was one of the most significant defeats suffered by Rome.

2015, Pen & Sword, , 9781781590881,< A-01>,180pp, 6 maps & diagrams, New in d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 36792-01..............................£19.99 

by Paolo de Ruggiero

Mark Antony was embroiled in the tumultuous events of the mid-1st century BC, which saw the violent transformation from the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire. After being defeated by Augustus he has often been characterized by hostile historians as a loyal henchman of his uncle Julius Caesar but without the guile and vision to attain greatness in his own right (hence Shakespeare casts him as a 'plain, blunt man' whom Caesar's assassins don't think it worthwhile to kill). In his infamous alliance and love affair with Cleopatra of Egypt he is also often seen as duped and manipulated by a sharper mind.

2014, Pen & Sword, , 9781783462704,< A-01>,295pp, 7 maps, 19 photos 7 illustrations, New in d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 36579-01..............................£25.00 

by Michael Decker

Throughout its thousand-year history the Byzantine empire faced a multitude of challenges from foreign invaders seeking to plunder its wealth and to occupy its lands. These ranged from the deadly Hunnic hordes of Attila and the Arab armies of Islam, to the western Crusaders. In order to survive, the Byzantines relied on their army that was, for centuries, the only standing, professional force in Europe. Leadership provided another key to survival; Byzantine society produced a number of strategic thinkers and capable tacticians including several brilliant ones. These officers maintained a level of professionalism and organization inherited and adapted from Roman models.

2013, Westholme, , 9781594161681,< A-01>,267pp, 11 maps, numerous b/w illustrations, New in d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 36490-01..............................£25.00 

by Marc G. DeSantis

The Defeat of Carthaginian Seapower and the Forging of the Roman Empire. The Punic Wars, especially the first, were characterized by massive naval battles. The Romans did not possess a navy of their own when war broke out between them and the Carthaginians in 264 B.C. Prior to that, the Romans had relied upon several South Italian Greek cities to provide ships to serve with the legions. The Romans used a captured galley as a model, and constructed hundreds of copies. They used this new navy to wrench maritime superiority from the Carthaginians, most notably at the Battle of Ecnomus.

2016, Pen & Sword, , 9781473826984,< A-01>,253pp, b/w illustrations, battle plans maps, New in d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 37164-01..............................£19.99 

by Ludwig Heinrich Dyck

As Rome grew from a small city state to the mightiest empire of the west, her dominion was contested not only by the civilizations of the Mediterranean, but also by the ‘barbarians’ – the tribal peoples of Europe. The Celtic, the Spanish-Iberian and the Germanic tribes lacked the pomp and grandeur of Rome, but they were fiercely proud of their freedom and gave birth to some of Rome’s greatest adversaries. Subtitled 'The Era of roman Conquest' this book reveals how they fought and how they lived and what their world was like.

2015, Pen & Sword, , 9781473823884,< A-01>,238pp, 5 maps, 16 colour & b/w illustrations, New in d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 37067-01..............................£19.99 

by Stephen English

Mercenaries were a significant factor in many of the wars of the Classical world, being employed in large numbers by several states. The most famous were Xenophon’s ‘Ten Thousand’, who had to cut their way out of the Persian Empire after the death of their employer. Greek infantry were for long the most dominant type, but some, such as Celts and Thracians were hired largely for their love of fighting. Others like Cretan archers or slingers from Rhodes and the Balearic Islands, were valued for their specialist skills.

2012, Pen & Sword, , 9781848843301,< A-01>,212pp, map, New in d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 34542-01..............................£19.99 

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