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Military History - Early Warfare - General Section

Early Warfare - General Section
The history of warfare from Greek & Roman conflicts, the Crusades & Medieval
 & Elizabethan times to the Jacobite Rebellions

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EAGLES IN THE DUST
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, Very Good in plastic covered d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 36792-01..............................£6.00 

BRUTUS: CAESAR'S ASSASSIN
by Dr. Kirsty Corrigan

Although Marcus Junius Brutus is one of the most infamous, conspirators of Rome and the ancient world, knowledge of him has principally been passed to the modern world through the medium of Shakespeare's tragedy, Julius Caesar. This biography considers Brutus in his historical context, gathering details from ancient evidence and piecing together his whole life. While his actions played a pivotal role in Roman history, ultimately bringing about the downfall of the Roman republic, Brutus has been neglected. This dedicated biography is a full and balanced reconsideration of this significant Roman.

2015, Pen & Sword, , 9781848847767,< A-01>,252pp, 6 maps & plans, 24 b/w photos, Very good in d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 37037-01..............................£15.00 

CHARIOT
by Arthur Cotterell

The chariot changed the face of ancient warfare. First in West Asia and Egypt, then in India and China, charioteers dominated the battlefield. In 1274 BC at Kadesh in present-day Syria - where the untried pharaoh Ramesses II was nearly defeated by the Hittites - 5,000 chariots were deployed in battle. Its use as a war machine is graphically recounted in Indian epics and Chinese chronicles. Homer's Iliad tells of the attack on Troy by Greek heroes who rode in chariots. In 326 BC Alexander the Great faced charioteers in northern India, while in 55 BC, on a Kent beach, Julius Caesar was met by British chariots

2004, Pimlico Publications, , 0712669426,< A-01>,344pp illustrations, Fine in dw, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 35897-01..............................£8.00 

THE MILITARY HISTORY OF KALINGA
by Doctor H C Das

The military significance of the empire of the Indian Orissan state of Kalinga, from the earliest times until it lost its independence in 1586. It survived for some 2000 years.

1986, Punthi Pustak Calcutta, , ,< A-01>,xii + 383pp, 80 illustrations, 3 maps, bibliography, index, Published in India, good in dw, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 17789-01..............................£12.00 

MARK ANTONY: A PLAIN BLUNT MAN
by Paolo de Ruggiero

signs of use, marks on page edges. Useful reference copy. 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.

2013, Pen & Sword, , 9781783462704,< A-01>,295pp, 7 maps, 19 photos 7 illustrations, Fair in d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 36579-01..............................£6.00 

THE BYZANTINE ART OF WAR
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, Good in plastic covered d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 36490-01..............................£15.00 

ROME SEIZES THE TRIDENT
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, very good in plastic covered d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 37164-01..............................£6.00 

HADRIAN'S WALL: THE NORTHWEST FRONTIER OF ROME
by David Divine

Hadrian's Wall is the most important surviving memorial to the military might of Rome. In the brilliance of it's concept and the character of it's construction it is superior to other defended frontiers of the world - France might well have studied it when constructing the ill-fated Maginot Line. This is a concise and provocative historical outline of the wall as well as a history of the Roman occupation of Britain.

1995, Barnes & Noble, , 1566197570,< A-01>,224pp, photos, diagrams, map, Slight shelfwear. New in dustjacket, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 22398-01..............................£8.00 

ALEXANDER: A HISTORY OF THE ORIGIN & GROWTH OF THE ART OF WAR: TWO VOLUME SET
by Colonel Theodore Ayrault Dodge

From the Earliest Times to the Battle of Ipsus, 301 BC With a Detailed Account of the Campaigns of the Great Macedonian. Volume 1 covers the background to warfare in the east and the role of Philip of Macedonia, Alexander's father. It looks at his famous victory on the Issus river in 333 BC from which King Darius and his army fled in dissaray. The second volume takes the story from Alexander becoming the undisputed master of the world after Darius's death through to Alexander's own death at the age of 32.

1993, Greenhill Books, , 1853671479,< A-01>,2 volumes 692pp, numerous illustrations and maps, Very good in d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 12914-01..............................£40.00 

THE ROMAN BARBARIAN WARS
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, Good in plastic covered d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 37067-01..............................£9.00 

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NARRATIVE OF THE CAMPAIGN OF THE ARMY OF THE INDUS,IN SIND & KAUBOOL IN 1883-9. TWO VOLUMES

by Richard Hartley Kennedy


Web No.
27579-01

470.00

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