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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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CATACLYSM 90BC
by Philip Matyszak

We are accustomed to think of the late Republic as a period in which Rome enjoyed uninterrupted military success. Yet at the start of the first century BC, Rome faced a hostile army less than a week's march from the Capitol. Three Roman consuls died in battle, and two Roman armies were soundly defeated in the heartland of Italy. Rome's erstwhile Italian allies had the arms, training and military systems of the Roman army which they usually fought alongside, so Rome's usual military advantages were nullified. This brought the war between them and the Republic down to a clash of generals.

2014, Pen & Sword, , 9781848847897,< A-01>,176pp, map, Very good in d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 36765-01..............................£9.00 

IMPERIAL GENERAL
by Philip Matyszak

Small mark on inside page, underlining on p47. The Remarkable Career of Petellius Cerialis, one of the few Imperial Roman officers, below the level of Emperor, whose career it is possible to follow in sufficient detail to write a coherent biography. Cerealis was in Britain when Boudicca's revolt erupted (60 or 61 AD) and marched to confront her. He lost most of his force but narrowly escaped with his own skin intact. In 69 AD, the infamously tumultuous 'year of the four emperors', he was in Rome, the seat of conspiracy. When his uncle, Vespasian, decided to make his own bid for the imperial purple Cerealis' life was at risk and he was forced to escape from the city to join his uncle.

2011, Pen & Sword, , 9781848841192,< A-01>,256pp, illustrations, Good in d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 34187-01..............................£9.00 

THE SWORD OF ROME
by Jeremiah McCall

Marcus Claudius Marcellus's military exploits were largely unmatched. As a young soldier in the First Punic War, he won a reputation for his skill in single combat. In his first consulship, he triumphed over a Gallic tribe, and slew the Gallic chieftain Britomartus. He went on to defeat the hitherto-invincible Hannibal in a small battle around the central Italian city of Nola, and subsequently led an army to subdue and plunder the powerful city of Syracuse in an epic 2 year siege. Yet, despite his undeniable success as a warrior and commander, Marcellus met with considerable political opposition at home.

2012, Pen & Sword, , 9781848843790,< A-01>,150pp, 11 maps & diagrams, Good in plastic covered d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 34590-01..............................£6.00 

THE EMPEROR COMMODUS: GOD AND GLADIATOR
by John McHugh

Commodus is synonymous with debauchery and megalomania, best remembered for fighting as a gladiator. Ridiculed and maligned by historians, much of his infamy is clearly based on fact, but is this the real story? This book sets his twelve-year reign in its historical context, showing that the 'kingdom of gold' he supposedly inherited was actually an empire devastated by plague and war. Openly autocratic, Commodus compromised the privileges and vested interests of the senatorial clique, who therefore plotted to murder him. Surviving repeated conspiracies only convinced Commodus that he was under divine protection.

2015, Pen & Sword, , 9781473827554,< A-01>,293pp, 3 maps, 37 b/w illustrations, Fine in d/w. Slight binding imperfection, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 37033-01..............................£16.00 

MEDIEVAL WARFARE
by Timothy Newark

Historical fact with reconstruction of famous battles. Chapters include, arms and armour, castles, sieges and siege machines. Battles reflect the Wars of the Roses, the Hundred Years War and the Italian Wars.

1979, Jupiter Books, , 0906379059,< A-01>,190pp illustrations., faded spine on d/w and spots on top edge. Good, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 32749-01..............................£6.00 

THE YEAR OF LIBERTY
by Thomas Pakenham

The Irish Rebellion of 1798. An abridged and illustrated version of Pakenham's classic account published to coincide with the bicentenary of the rebellion. Set in the context of the war between Britain and France. The failure of the United Irishmen and Wolfe Tone to unite the country ended with the lines drawn between Catholic nationalists and Protestant loyalists that continue to haunt Ireland.

1978, , Panther Granada, 0586037098,< A-01>,480pp ills, mass market paperback. page edges browning ow vg, , CARD
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 30147-02..............................£3.00 

THE CRUSADES: A HISTORY
by Robert Payne

The author brings life to the Crusades that founded vast kingdoms in Palestine nearly 1000 years ago. It is a story of battles and valour, greed and piety, folly and baseness that mark the first major clash of Christianity and Islam.

1998, Wordsworth Military , , 1853266892,< A-01>,421pp illustrations, Very good in card covers, , CARD
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 664-01..............................£5.00 

HANNIBAL'S WAR
by John Peddie

The author provides a challenging re-evaluation of the Carthaginian general, Hannibal. He asks how was it that a man so often described by historians as a military genius and a brilliant tactician could have plunged so deeply into a situation in which he was, almost inevitably, to fail? Hannibal's 16 year campaign to conquer Rome was a struggle - that despite early successes, ended in failure. Peddie re-examines the purpose of the campaign, questions the role of the war-elephant and sheds new light on the factors influencing Hannibal's route over the Alps.

1997, Sutton Publishing, , 0750913363,< A-01>,256pp, 50 col & 50 b/w illustrations, Very Good in d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 26824-01..............................£8.00 

THE ROMAN WAR MACHINE
by John Peddie

The military power that made the greatness of Rome. The book includes information on the training establishments, the administration and the staff corps. The author also looks at the operational techniques and how the commanders controlled their troops and conducted their campaigns. other chapters include Generalship, Command and Control, Supply Trains, Supporting Arms and Weaponary.

1994, Sutton Publishing, , 0750906731,< A-01>,xiv + 169 pp, illustrations, very good in d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 20874-03..............................£8.00 

OFFA AND THE MERCIAN WARS: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE FIRST GREAT ENGLISH KINGDOM
by Chris Peers

In England in the eighth century, during the Dark Ages, Offa ruled Mercia, one of the strongest Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. For over 30 years he was the dominant warlord in the territory south of the Humber and the driving force behind the expansion of Mercia’s power. During that turbulent period he commanded Mercian armies in their struggle against the neighbouring kingdoms of Northumbria and Wessex and against the Welsh tribes. Yet the true story of Offa’s long reign and of the rise and fall of Mercia are little known although this is one of the most intriguing episodes in this little-recorded phase of England’s past.

2012, Pen & Sword, , 9781848844438,< A-01>,198pp illustrations, very good in d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 10174-01..............................£12.00 

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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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