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Ancient Germanic warriors [electronic resource] : warrior styles from Trajan's column to Icelandic sagas / Michael P. Speidel.

Author/Creator:
Speidel, Michael.
Publication:
London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (308 p.)
Subjects:
Military art and science -- Europe, Northern -- History -- To 1500.
Germanic peoples -- History, Military.
Sociology, Military -- Europe, Northern.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Presenting 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 Ch
Contents:
BOOK COVER; HALF-TITLE; TITLE; COPYRIGHT; DEDICATION; CONTENTS; FIGURES; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INTRODUCTION; 1 WOLVES; 2 BEARS; 3 BUCKS; 4 MARTENS; 5 NAKED BERSERKS; 6 GHOSTS; 7 CLUB-WIELDERS; 8 WIELDERS OF HUGE SPEARS; 9 SHIELD CASTLES; 10 CHANTING; 11 WAR DANCES; 12 DART-THROWERS; 13 ROCK-THROWERS; 14 LANCERS; 15 SPEAR-THROWERS; 16 WHEELING RIGHT; 17 HORSE-STABBERS; 18 HORSE-HEWERS; 19 LONG-HAIRS; 20 HELMET-WEARERS; 21 IRON AGE WARRIORS AND THE CIVILIZATIONS OF GREECE AND ROME; 22 END AND AFTERGLOW; CONCLUSION; TIMETABLE; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-307) and index.
ISBN:
1-134-38420-3
1-280-23182-3
9786610231829
0-203-47587-9
OCLC:
475909856
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