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    DescriptionPresenting a range of evidence for these diverse styles, from Roman art to early medieval bracteate amulets, and from classical texts to Beowulf, the Edda and Icelandic sagas, Professor Speidel here details seventeen different Germanic warriors styles, including berserks, wolf-warriors, club-wielders, long-hairs, ghost warriors and horse-stabbers, and how they indicate an unbroken continuity of customs, beliefs and battle-field tactics. Ancient Germanic warriors played a decisive role in historical events from 200 BC, when Germanic culture first became identifiable, to AD 1000 when Christianity swept through the Nordic countries. Arising from beliefs and states of mind, a variety of warrior styles manifested themselves in differences of dress, weaponry and fighting technique. Fully illustrated with over fifty photographs, this vivid and fascinating survey adds a colourful new dimension to our understanding of the history of Europe.


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    Title
    Ancient Germanic Warriors
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael P. Speidel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 328
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 515 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415486828
    ISBN 10: 0415486823
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BIC subject category V2: HBLC1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010, HIS002000, HIS027130
    DC22: 355.109363
    Thema V1.0: N
    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    08 August 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Michael Speidel teaches ancient history at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.