The Mycenaeans C.1650-1100 BC

The Mycenaeans C.1650-1100 BC

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By (author) Nicolas Grguric, Illustrated by Angus McBride

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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 244mm x 13mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 30 September 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Osprey
  • ISBN 10: 1841768979
  • ISBN 13: 9781841768977
  • Illustrations note: 53ill.(8col.).
  • Sales rank: 435,541

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The timeless appeal of Homer's epic poem of the ancient Trojan War, The Illiad, has meant an enduring interest in the Mycenaen age. Modern scholarship and new archaeological evidence now allows us to reconstruct with reasonable confidence the appearance of the great warrior civilization, which dominated much of the eastern Mediterranean between the 16th adn 12th centuries BC. We can also make deductions from the few survicing pictorial sources about the tatics of these armies. This absorbing text is illustrated with examples of the archaeological and pictorial evidence and with striking colour reconstructions of light and heavy infantry and chariot warriors of the Mycenaean age.

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Author information

Nicolas Grguric is an Australian graduate archaeologist who wrote his Honours thesis on the Mycenaean army. At the time of writing he is writing a Doctorate thesis on civilian use of defensive architecture in frontier Australia. His other interests include wargaming, living history and collecting black powder firearms. Angus McBride is one of the world's most respected historical illustrators, and has contributed to more than 90 Osprey titles in the past three decades. Born in 1931 of Highland parents but orphaned as a child, he was educated at Canterbury Cathedral Choir School. He worked in advertising agencies from 1947, and after national service, emigrated to South Africa. He now lives and works in Cape Town.

Table of contents

Introduction - Late bronze age Greece - evidence; Early troops, pre-1300BC; Changes c.1300BC; Light Infantry and skirmishers; Chariot warfare; Tactics and Organization