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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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MERCENARIES IN THE CLASSICAL WORLD
by Stephen English

Good in plastic covered d/w with previous owner name on endpaper. 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, Good in plastic covered d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 34542-01..............................£6.00 

THE ARMY OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT
by Stephen English

Alexander the Great is one of history's most famous military leaders of all time. Most of his thirteen year reign was spent in hard campaigning which conquered half the known world, during which he was never defeated. Whilst biographies of Alexander abound, there are few books dedicated to the Macedonian army which made his dazzling conquests possible and which proved itself the most formidable machine of the age. The author analyses the recruitment, equipment, organisation, tactics, command and control of the fighting arms and describes some of Alexander's most famous battles and sieges.

2009, Pen & Sword, , 9781844158393,< A-01>,164pp, 22 b/w photos & illustrations, Good in d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 34306-01..............................£6.00 

THE FIELD CAMPAIGNS OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT
by Stephen English

Alexander the Great is one of the most famous men in history, and many believe he was the greatest military genius of all time. Most of his thirteen year reign as king of Macedon was spent in hard campaigning which conquered half the then-known world, during which he never lost a battle. Besides the famous set-piece battles (Granicus, Issus, Gaugamela, Hydaspes), Alexander's army marched thousands of miles through hostile territory, fighting countless smaller actions and calling for a titanic logistical effort.

2011, Pen & Sword, , 9781848840669,< A-01>,245pp 32 maps, Good in plastic covered d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 26337-01..............................£8.00 

THE SIEGES OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT
by Stephen English

Most of Alexander the Great's thirteen year reign as king of Macedon was spent in campaigning during which he never besieged a city he did not take. Alexander's sieges were no less vital, and certainly more numerous, than his famous battles in securing his vast empire. Perhaps the most famous example is Tyre, the artificial isthmus he built to reach it still connects it to the mainland. More obscure, but just as instructive of the conqueror's character, is his last siege at the city of the Mallians, where he shamed his reluctant soldiers into action by storming the battlements with just three companions and was severely wounded for his efforts.

2009, Pen & Sword, , 9781848840607,< A-01>,168pp 1plates, Very good in d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 25315-01..............................£9.00 

ROMAN CONQUESTS: ASIA MINOR, SYRIA AND ARMENIA
by Richard Evans

While conquering Greece and Macedonia the Romans defeated an intervention by the Seleucid Empire. Soon Roman armies crossed to Asia where they faced the Seleucids, one of the most sophisticated armies of the ancient world, evolved from Alexander the Great's all-conquering war machine with the exotic additions of elephants, scythed chariots, heavily armoured cataphract cavalry and a formidable navy. The Romans defeated them at the epic battle of Magnesia in 190 BC, but this, allowed other states to come to the fore, most notably Pontus, led by Mithridates VI, and Armenia.

2011, Pen & Sword, , 9781844159710,< A-01>,152pp, 14 colour illustrations, 8 maps, Good in plastic covered d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 34911-01..............................£9.00 

THE ARMIES OF ANCIENT PERSIA: THE SASSANIANS
by Kaveh Farrokh

Throughout most of the classical period, Persia was one of the great superpowers, placing a limit on the expansion of Western powers. It was the most formidable rival to the Roman empire for centuries, until Persia, by then under the Sassanians, was overwhelmed by the Islamic conquests in the seventh century AD. The Sassanians, the native Iranian dynasty that ousted their Parthian overlords in AD 226, developed a highly sophisticated army that was able for centuries to hold off all comers. They continued the Parthian's famous winning combination of swift horse archers with heavily-armoured cataphract cavalry, also making much use of war elephants

2017, Pen & Sword, , 9781848848450,< A-01>,466pp, 41 colour & b/w photos, 11 maps, 10 b/w illustrations, New in d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 37683-01..............................£30.00 

AD69: EMPERORS, ARMIES & ANARCHY
by Nic Fields

With the death of Nero by his own shaky hand, the ill-sorted, ill-starred Iulio-Claudian dynasty came to an ignominious end, and Rome was up for the taking. This was 9 June, AD 68. The following year, commonly known as the 'Year of the Four Emperors', was probably one of Rome's worst. Nero's death threw up a critical question. How could a new man occupy the vacant throne in Rome and establish a new dynasty? This situation had never arisen before, since in all previous successions the new emperor had some relation to his predecessor, but the psychotic and paranoid Nero had done away with any eligible relatives.

2014, Pen & Sword, , 9781781591888,< A-01>,240pp, 25 photos & illustrations, 3 maps, Good in plastic covered d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 36582-01..............................£6.00 

ROMAN CONQUESTS: NORTH AFRICA
by Nic Fields

Indentation from rubbed out previous owner name on endpaper. The third in the Roman Conquests series briefly covers Rome's first forays into the dark continent during the First and Second Punic Wars, then covers in detail her vindictive final conquest and destruction of Carthage in the Third Punic War. The subsequent long wars against the slippery Numidian prince, Jugurtha, which tested the Roman military system to the limit, also occupy a central place. With a cast of characters including Hannibal, the Scipios, Marius, Sulla and the wily Jugurtha, the book clearly explains how the Romans coped with formidable new foes and the challenges of unfamiliar terrain and climate. Colour plates bring the main troop types vividly to life in meticulously-researched detail.

2010, Pen & Sword, , 9781844159703,< A-01>,192pp, 8 maps, 13 colour photos & plates, very Good in in plastic covered d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 36530-01..............................£10.00 

THE BATTLE OF ACTIUM 31 BC
by Lee Fratantuono

The Battle of Actium was possibly the most significant military engagement in Roman history. The naval forces of Octavian clashed with those of Antony and Cleopatra off the coast of western Greece. The victory Octavian enjoyed that day set the state for forty-four years of what would come to be known as the Augustan Peace, and was in no small way the dawn of the Roman Empire. Professor Lee Fratantuono presents a compelling and solidly documented account of what took place in the waters off the promontory of Leucas in late August and early September of 31 B.C.

2016, Pen & Sword, , 9781473847149,< A-01>,194pp, 2 maps, Mint in d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 37158-02..............................£15.00 

THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE: 12 VOLUMES
by Edward Gibbon

An extremely rare early printing of the first octavo edition of Gibbon's masterwork, with an engraved portrait frontispiece in Volume I, and three engraved folding maps in Volumes I and II. This fine set is presented in contemporary bindings of polished, marbled calf with some abraiding to the spines. All binding is tight and foxing is minimal, being slightly heavier at the front and end of the books. The first six volumes were published in 1783 and the later six in 1790. Pagination by volume is as follows: I - xiv+456, II - xv+496, III - viii+412, IV - viii+441, V - vii+432, VI - viii+420, VII - viii+424, VIII - viii+374, IX - xii+502, X - xii+383, XI - xii+ 460, XII - xi+432, + 96pp index.

1783, W Strahan & T Cadell, , ,< A-01>,, , ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 32818-01..............................£1,000.00 

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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


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27579-01

470.00

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