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Ancient Germanic Warriors: Warrior Styles from Trajan's by Michael P. Speidel

By Michael P. Speidel

Presenting various proof for those assorted kinds, from Roman paintings to early medieval bracteate amulets, and from classical texts to Beowulf, the Edda and Icelandic sagas, Professor Speidel the following info seventeen various Germanic warriors kinds, together with berserks, wolf-warriors, club-wielders, long-hairs, ghost warriors and horse-stabbers, and the way they point out an unbroken continuity of customs, ideals and battle-field tactics.

Ancient Germanic warriors performed a decisive function in historic occasions from 2 hundred BC, while Germanic tradition first grew to become identifiable, to advert a thousand while Christianity swept throughout the Nordic international locations. coming up from ideals and states of brain, a number of warrior types manifested themselves in transformations of costume, weaponry and combating procedure.

Fully illustrated with over fifty photos, this vibrant and interesting survey provides a colorful new measurement to our knowing of the background of Europe.

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