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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 Paul Hill

In the spring of 878 at the Battle of Edington the tide of English history turned. Alfred's decisive defeat of Guthrum the Dane freed much of the south and west of England from Danish control and brought to a halt Guthrum's assault on Alfred's Wessex. The battle was the culmination of a long period of preparation by Alfred in the wilderness - a victory snatched from the jaws of catastrophic defeat. As such, this momentous turning point around which an entire nation's future pivoted, has given rise to legends and misconceptions that persist to the present day.

2008, Pen & Sword, , 9781844157587,< A-01>,169pp, 6 maps & charts, 21 b/w illustrations, New in d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 37080-01..............................£19.99 

by Geoffrey Hindley

Great sieges changed the course of medieval history, yet siege warfare, the dominant military activity of the period, is rarely given the attention it deserves. this highly readable account of this vital but neglected aspect of medieval warfare looks at the subject from every angle. It traces the development of fortifications and siege equipment, considers the parts played by women and camp followers and shows siege tactics in action through a selection of vivid case studies of famous sieges from the history of medieval Europe and the Holy Land.

2009, Pen & Sword, , 9781844157976,< A-01>,182pp, numerous b/w photos & illustrations, New in d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 36078-01..............................£19.99 

by Ian Hughes

In AD 453 Attila, with a huge force composed of Huns, allies and vassals drawn from his already-vast empire, was rampaging westward across Gaul, then still nominally part of the Western Roman Empire. Laying siege to Orleans, he was only a few days march from extending his empire from the Eurasian steppe to the Atlantic. He was brought to battle on the Cataluanian Plain and defeated by a coalition hastily assembled and led by Aetius. Aetius is one of the major figures in the history of the Late Roman Empire and his actions helped maintain the integrity of the West in the declining years of the Empire.

2012, Pen & Sword, , 9781848842793,< A-01>,276pp, 32 b/w photos & illustrations, 15 maps , New in d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 34339-01..............................£25.00 

by David Nicolle

Fighting between Christians and Muslims in the medieval period is often seen in the narrow context of the battle for the Holy Land. But, as this thought-provoking survey shows, the religions clashed across the medieval world - in the Mediterranean and the Iberian peninsula, in the Near East, in Central Asia, India, the Balkans, Anatolia, Russia, the Baltic and Africa. Over 500 years each theatre of conflict had its own character - methods of warfare differed and developed in different ways and were influenced by local traditions and circumstances.

2007, Pen & Sword, , 9781844156146,< A-01>,224pp, 40 b/w photos, 9 maps, New in d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 36908-01..............................£19.99 

by Lindsay Powell

As Emperor Augustus' deputy, Marcus Agrippa waged wars, pacified provinces, beautified Rome, and played a crucial role in laying the foundations of the Pax Romana for the next two hundred years. He formed a life-long friendship with Julius Caesar's great nephew, Caius Octavius, and following Caesar's assassination, Agrippa was instrumental in asserting his friend's rights as the dictator's heir. He established a reputation as a bold admiral, defeating Sextus Pompeius at Mylae and Naulochus (36 BC), culminating in the epoch-making Battle of Actium (31 BC), and proved his genius for military command on land by ending bloody rebellions in the Cimmerian Bosporus, Gaul, Hispania and Illyricum.

2015, Pen & Sword, , 9781848846173,< A-01>,344pp, 59 colour & b/w illustrations & photos, 18 maps, New in d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 36807-01..............................£25.00 

by Jonathan P Roth

Roman Warfare surveys the history of Rome's fighting forces from their inception in the 7th century BC to the fall of the Western Empire in the 5th century AD. In non-technical, lively language, the author examines the evolution of Roman war over its thousand-year history. He highlights the changing arms and equipment of the soldiers, unit organisation and command structure, and the wars and battles of each era. The military narrative is used as a context for Rome's changing tactics and strategy and to discuss combat techniques, logistics, and other elements of Roman war.

2009, Cambridge University Pres, , 9780521537261,< A-01>,310pp, maps, illustrations., New in card covers, , CARD
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 36174-01..............................£17.99 

by Gareth C. Sampson

The two decades between the First and Second Punic Wars represent a key period in the development of Rome’s imperial ambitions. Within Italy, Rome faced an invasion of Gauls from the north, this war culminating in the Battle of Telamon with Rome's victory against the Gauls, giving her control of the peninsula up to the Alps for the first time. Beyond the shores of Italy, Rome acquired her first provinces, in Sardinia and Corsica, established footholds in Sicily and Spain and crossed the Adriatic to establish a presence on the Greek mainland. Yet this period is often treated as no more than an interlude between the two Wars.

2016, Pen & Sword, , 9781783030552,< A-01>,278pp, 8 b/w maps, New in d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 37165-01..............................£25.00 

by Rose Mary Sheldon

There are two images of warfare that dominate Greek history. The better known is that of Achilles, the Homeric hero skilled in face-to-face combat to the death. The alternative model, equally Greek and also taken from Homeric epic, is Odysseus, ‘the man of twists and turns’ of 'The Odyssey'. To him, winning by stealth, surprise or deceit was acceptable. It is common for popular writers to assume that the hoplite phalanx was the only mode of warfare used by the Greeks. The fact is, however, that the use of spies, intelligence gathering, ambush, and surprise attacks at dawn or at night were also a part of Greek warfare.

2012, Frontline Books, , 9781848325920,< A-01>,322pp, illustrations, New in d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 34597-01..............................£25.00 

by Ilkka Syvänne

This ambitious five volume series wil give the reader a comprehensive narrative of late Roman military history. Each volume will give a detailed account of the changes in organization, equipment, strategy and tactics among both the Roman forces and her enemies in the relevant period, while also giving a detailed but accessible account of the campaigns and battles. Volume I covers the period 284-361, starting with recovery from the 'third-century crisis' and the formation of the Tetrarchy. Constantine's civil wars and stabilization are also major themes, with the pattern repeated under his sons.

2015, Pen & Sword, , 9781848848559,< A-01>,45pp, 47 colour illustrations, c50 maps , New in d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 37039-01..............................£30.00 

by Jonathan Oates

The Duke of Cumberland and the '45. 'Butcher' Cumberland is portrayed as one of the arch villains of British history. His leading role in the bloody defeat of the Jacobite rebellion in 1745 and his ruthless pursuit of Bonnie Prince Charlie's fugitive supporters across the Scottish Highlands has generated a reputation for severity which has endured until the present day. The author looks dispassionately at Cumberland's character and his record as a soldier.

2008, Pen & Sword, , 9781844157549,< A-02>,224pp, 30 illustrations, New in d/w, ,
Subject...The English Civil Wars & Jacobite Rebellions
Web No. 35198-01..............................£19.99 

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