Germanic Warrior, AD 236-568

Germanic Warrior, AD 236-568

Paperback Warrior Language: English / French / German

By (author) Simon MacDowall, Illustrated by Angus McBride

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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 64 pages
  • Language: English / French / German
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 244mm x 10mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 15 September 1996
  • Publication City/Country: Osprey
  • ISBN 10: 1855325861
  • ISBN 13: 9781855325869
  • Illustrations note: 58ill.(8col.).
  • Sales rank: 419,078

Product description

The 3rd to the 6th centuries saw the collapse of the classical Mediterranean civilization and the emergence of new states in western Europe based on the Germanic warrior society. This book focuses particularly on the men who made up the retinues of the Germanic warlords who carved kingdoms out of the carcass of the West Roman Empire. Although sources are scarce, Simon MacDowall constructs a convincing picture, using evidence from Roman historians, German archaeology and Anglo-Saxon poetry. The warriors' society, hierarchy, training, equipment, appearance, tactics and style of fighting are all examined, building a comprehensive portrait of the Germanic warrior in this period.

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Author information

Simon MacDowall is a professional army officer with a life long passion for history. His hobbies include painting military figurines and wargaming. He has lived in England, Canada, Germany and Belgium as well as seeing service in Central America and the former Yugoslavia. He enjoys good food and drink, travel, wilderness camping and writing.