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    DescriptionCavalry were an important part of almost every ancient army, yet modern writers have neglected them in favour of the infantry of the Greek phalanx and the Roman legions. "Warhorse" seeks to correct this injustice. Phil Sidnell challenges the common view that ancient cavalry were useful for scouting and raiding but left the real fighting to the foot soldiers. In fact, he argues, they were often used in a shock role and proved decisive on many occasions. The famous victories of great generals such as Alexander, Hannibal and Julius Caesar could not have been won without a full appreciation of the battle-winning potential of the cavalry.Drawing heavily on the ancient sources, "Warhorse" takes the reader on a thrilling ride through numerous vividly recreated battles, from the earliest civilizations to the Battle of Hastings, to reveal the horsemen of the ancient world in their full and deadly glory. 'A wonderful book...written in a very clear and quick-paced writing style. It should become a classic.' - Peter G. Tsouras, US defence intelligence analyst and author and editor of many books, including "Alexander: The Invincible King of Macedonia". 'Sidnell has produced a highly readable study of the combat role of cavalry in the ancient world...argues his point in an imaginative thorough fashion...this book will appeal to a wide range of readers.' - "Choice", June 2007.

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    Cavalry in the Ancient World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Philip Sidnell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 222 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 621 g
    ISBN 13: 9781847250230
    ISBN 10: 1847250238

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA, JWD, JWM
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDA
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC classification: D
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27470
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    Abridged Dewey: 900
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS000000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDA
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    DC22: 357.10901
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHC, JWM, JWCD
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBA
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Hambledon Continuum
    Publication date
    01 February 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Philip Sidnell studied War Studies and History at King's College London where he gained a First Class degree and twice won the Simon Russell O'Dwyer prize for academic achievement. Previously editor of the Military and Aviation Book Society and the Ancient and Medieval History Book Club, he is now a commissioning editor specialising in ancient warfare. Besides a lifelong interest in horses and military history, he is a keen wargamer. He lives in Kent with his wife and two children.
    Review quote
    "Warhorse will be a profitable read for anyone interested in ancient warfare, or in horses." -Albert A. Nofi, New York Military Affairs Symposium Review, 2009
    Table of contents
    Introduction; 1 Origins; 2 Classical Greece; 3 The Macedonians; 4 The Successors; 5 Early Rome; 6 Later Republican Rome; 7 Imperial Rome; 8 The Medieval Knight; Glossary; Index.