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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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BYZANTIUM: THE BRIDGE FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE MIDDLE AGES
by Michael Angold

Michael Angold's book is a clear, concise and authoritative history of the successor state to the Roman Empire, known as the Byzantine Empire. It was named after Byzantium, which Emperor Constantine I rebuilt in 330 AD as Constantinople and made the capital of the entire Roman Empire. It begins in the heart of Byzantium, the city of Constantinople from which a new Empire emerged, and shows how the foundation and growth of the city altered the balance of the Roman empire, shifting the centre of gravity east. The author describes the emergence of political factions and their impact on political life and traces the rise of Islam. Angold concludes his book by stressing the continuing attraction and influence of imperial Byzantium, best seen in Norman Sicily.

2001, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, , 0297835963,< A-01>,186pp, 33 b/w illustrations, 3 maps, mint in d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 24158-01..............................£10.00 

THE BATTLE OF CRECY, 1346
by Andrew Ayton and Sir Philip Preston

The battle of Crécy is of huge significance for the course of the Hundred Years War. It witnessed the defeat of a major French army with the king at its head, by the expeditionary force of a kingdom which was not renowned for its military prowess. Yet it is Agincourt which has engaged the popular imagination, and Crécy has been neglected. This book seeks to fill this gap, outlining the events of the campaign in Normandy and Ponthieu of which Crécy was the culmination. It offers new interpretations of the battle, from the composition of the armies to the place of the battlefield, and will be of major interest for any student of medieval military history.

2005, Boydell & Brewer Ltd, , 9781843833062,< A-01>,390pp, 4 maps, 3 illustrations, New in card cover, , CARD
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 33155-03..............................£19.99 

A WORLD ATLAS OF MILITARY HISTORY: VOLUME ONE TO 1500
by Arthur Banks

The atlas covers the entire known world within the period covered and fills a gap in the field of historical cartography. The atlas is backed by four comprehensive indices allowing the reader to trace any individual, location, battle or race.

1973, Seeley Service, , 085422078X,< A-01>,184pp, 154 maps, Good in dw, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 29234-01..............................£8.00 

HANDBOOK TO ROMAN LEGIONARY FORTRESSES
by Michael C. Bishop

This is a reference guide to Roman legionary fortresses throughout the former Roman Empire, of which approximately eighty-five have been located and identified. With the expansion of the empire and the garrisoning of its army in frontier regions during the 1st century AD, Rome began to concentrate its legions in large permanent bases. Some have been explored in great detail, others are barely known, but this book brings together for the first time the legionary fortresses of the whole empire. At the heart of the book is a referenced and illustrated catalogue of the known bases, each with a specially prepared plan and an aerial photograph.

2013, Pen & Sword, , 9781848841383,< A-01>,208pp, numerous illustrations & plans, New in d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 34594-01..............................£19.99 

THE CRUSADES
by Antony Bridge

From the first crusade in 1096 until the last citizens of the Crusader Kingdoms were overcome by the armies of Islam in 1291, the armed struggle for control of the holy places of the Christian faith involved men from every nation in Europe. It has been described as a war of the worlds, Christendom, the Byzantine Empire, Islam and Turks from the steppes of Asia. In addition there were internal splits, Western Catholics distrusted the Byzantine Christians, Sunnites and Shi'ites gave their alliegiance to different Caliphs. A complicated scenario but the author's aim has been to offer an interesting history as simply and graphically as possible.

1980, Granada Publishing, , 0246110805,< A-01>,314pp maps.ills., vg in edgeworn dw, slight fading on spine, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 16133-01..............................£8.00 

MERCENARIES TO CONQUERORS
by Paul Brown

When a band of Norman adventurers arrived in southern Italy to fight in the Lombard insurrections against the Byzantine empire in the early 1000s, few would have predicted that within a few generations some of these men would seize control of Apulia, Campania, Calabria and Sicily. How did they make such extraordinary gains and then consolidate their power? this absorbing study, seeks to answer these questions and throw light onto the Norman conquests across the Mediterranean which were even more remarkable than those achieved in France and England.

2016, Pen & Sword, , 9781473828476,< A-01>,251pp, 20 colour illustrations, 2 maps, New in d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 37236-01..............................£25.00 

THE STORY OF ENGLAND: MAKERS OF THE REALM
by Arthur Bryant

A cultural history of early England, from the first invaders to Henry III. A period of turmoil with the Norman invasion, the murder of Archbishop Becket, the Domesday book, Magna Carta, the Crusades, absent kings and bad kings.

1955, Reprint Society, , ,< A-01>,413pp, very good in good d/w. prev owner bookplate., ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 9194-01..............................£7.00 

BESIEGED: SIEGE WARFARE IN THE ANCIENT WORLD
by Duncan B Campbell

Explores the development of siege warfare in the ancient world from Persia in the 6th century BC to the 4th century Roman world, examining the techniques and weapons used during the sieges in this period.

2006, Osprey Publishing, , 9781846030192,< A-01>,224pp illustrations, maps, Good in d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 34707-01..............................£8.00 

FIGHTING EMPERORS OF BYZANTIUM
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, Very Good in plastic covered d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 36886-01..............................£10.00 

PYRRHUS OF EPIRUS
by Jeff Champion

Pyrrhus of Epirus was rated by Hannibal as the second greatest general yet seen. Pyrrhus was born into the royal house of Epirus, northwest Greece, and was a second-cousin of Alexander the Great. Always an adventurer, at various times he ruled Macedon, Sicily and much of southern Italy. His early victories over the Roman armies at Heraclea and Asculum (assisted by his use of elephants) were won at a high price in casualties, these the battles being the first clashes between the hitherto-dominant Hellenistic way of warfare and the Roman legions. He went on to further military adventures in Greece, eventually being killed in action while storming the city of Argos.

2012, Pen & Sword, , 9781844159390,< A-01>,156pp, 20 b/w photos, 8 maps & plans, Good in plastic covered d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 34244-01..............................£12.00 

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