Early Aegean Warrior 5000-1450 BC
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Early Aegean Warrior 5000-1450 BC

By (author) Raffaele D'Amato , By (author) Andrea Salimbeti , Illustrated by Giuseppe Rava

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The mainland and islands of Greece were extensively settled by peoples moving from Asia Minor in c.5000 BC, while a further wave in c.5000 BC introduced bronze-working to the region. It is form this point on that it is possible to discern a distinct Cycladic or Aegean civilisation, developing at roughly the same time as the Egyptian and Persian civilisations. Further to the south, the Minoan civilisation based on Crete held sway, and this power - along with the Helladic Achaeans to the north gradually swamped the Cycladic civilisation in between. In common with most Bronze Age societies, the culture of the Aegean world was dominated by warfare, with the inhabitants living in organized settlements and small citadels with fortification walls and bulwarks, towers and gates to provide protection against invaders from the sea or internecine conflicts. Using the latest archaeological evidence, this title recreates the world of these peoples through a detailed examination of their material culture.

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 177.8 x 241.3 x 10.16mm | 204.12g
  • 18 Jun 2013
  • Osprey Publishing
  • Osprey
  • English
  • 25 MONO; 33 COL
  • 1780968582
  • 9781780968582
  • 242,716

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Dr Raffaele D'Amato is an experienced Turin-based researcher of the ancient and medieval military worlds. He currently works as vice-head of the Laboratory of the Danubian Provinces at the University of Ferrara, under Professor Livio Zerbini. Born in 1962, Andrea Salimbeti served as a paratrooper in the Italian Army in Beirut and attended the Space Academy and flight training in USA. He now works for the space programme, and is also author of various articles on aerospace technology and flight equipment. His hobbies include modelling military figurines. Born in 1962, Andrea Salimbeti has had a life-long interest in ancient military history, in particular the Bronze Age in Greece and the Middle East. He served as a paratrooper in the Italian Army in Beirut and attended the Space Academy and flight training in USA. He now works for the space programme, and is also author of various articles on aerospace technology and flight equipment. His hobbies include modelling military figurines. Giuseppe Rava was born in Faenza in 1963, entirely self-taught, Giuseppe has established himself as a leading military history artist, and is inspired by the works of the great military artists, such as Detaille, Meissonier and Angus McBride. For more on Giuseppe, please visit his website at www.g-rava.it

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