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Brassey's Book of the Crusades
by David Miller

-- Details the various Christian military orders and Saracen armies-- Examines the weapons, armor, strategy, and tactics used in the major battles and sieges-- ...

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An interesting book that at times becomes a bit too overly apologetic and politically correct in regards to the christian involvment in the crusades. Still, it is a good resource for outlining the chronology and events of the era.
—Updated Nov 7, 2005



The Vikings (Europa Militaria)
by Nurmann/Schulze, Britta Nurmann, Carl Schulze

A remarkable photographic recreation of the appearance of the Norse explorers, invaders and colonists of 8th-11th century Europe. The combination of specialist ...

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Like the other books in this series this volume is heavily illustrated with high quality color photos. Unfortunately the historical accuracy of the equipment displayed therein is somewhat dubious. As with other books of this kind this one relies heavily on photos of ...
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—Updated Nov 7, 2005



Caesar's Legions: The Roman Soldier 753 BC to 117 AD
by Nicholas V. Sekunda, Simon Northwood, Michael Simkins

The city of Rome was founded, not by the sons of Mars as myth would have it, but by the amalgamation of separate communities of the Palatine and Quirinal hills ...

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This book combines several previous Osprey titles into one volumes. The text is fairly good for an Osprey book and a bit more detailed than most. The color plates are well done by the likes of Angus McBride, Richard Hook, and the late Ronald Embleton. A good ...
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—Updated Nov 7, 2005



Historical Guide to Arms & Armor
by Stephen Bull, Stephen Bull Edited by Tony North

In this authoritative guide, Stephen Bull describes armor and arms from the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans to the early nineteenth century.

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As with most coffee table books this one hits the high points without going into a huge amount of detail. It's a good book for the beginner and a worthwhile addition to a larger library due to the inclusion of many large hi-quality photos.
—Updated Nov 7, 2005



Warriors of Christendom
by John Matthews

illustrated history of the Crusades

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This book is one of the usual compilations that Osprey often publishes as an attempt to convince the reader that they're getting something new. In fact, this book is a compilation of several older Osprey entries. It features the same high and low points that all ...
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—Updated Nov 7, 2005



The Book of the Sword: With 293 Illustrations (Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor)
by Sir Richard F. Burton

"The history of the sword is the history of humanity." With these words, British author, Victorian scholar, and world traveler Richard Burton begins his eloquent ...

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Burton's book is worthwhile simply for the fact that it is the 'newest' book written by a man who actually had occasion to use a sword somewhere other than the training hall. Much of it's information on ancient and medieval weapons may seem laughable by todays ...
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—Updated Nov 7, 2005



Knight In Medieval England 1000-1400 (Medieval Military Library)
by Peter Coss

The author draws on fresh research for a new interpretation of the actual role of the knight in England during the middle ages. The knight underwent a process of ...

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An interesting look at the political and financial place of the Knight in medieval England. While this book isn't neccesarily a hardcore book in the arms and armor area it is worthwhile in understanding the Knights place in society.
—Updated Nov 7, 2005



Celtic Warriors: 400BC-160AD
by Tim Newark

Historically accurate illustrations of weapons,clothing,tactics




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Any fan of the Osprey books will love this one. As with all Osprey offerings it's a bit light on the historical data but the text does manage to hit the high points. The book is also full of the excellent artistic work of artist Angus McBride (I use the term of ...
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—Updated Nov 7, 2005



The Viking Art of War (Greenhill Military Paperbacks)
by Paddy Griffith

In this thought-provoking book the author ex plores the Viking art of war in theory and practice, address ing such topics as strategic mobility, operational ...

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This book is a bit of a disappointment. It is interesting from an historical perspectiive, however, nordic methods of warfare aren't gone into with as much detail as the title would suggest. A good general reference addition to any library but hardly a stand-alone ...
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—Updated Nov 7, 2005



Hastings 1066
by Georges Bernage

Hastings is perhaps the most famous battle ever fought on English soil and resulted in William, Duke of Normandy, becoming King of England. Popularly known as ...

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To say that I am disappointed in this book would be an understatement. In fact, this book could more accurately be described as 'Hastings: what not to do". The book is full of so many fallacies, both literary and visual, that it has no credibility. Examples: Exact ...
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—Updated Nov 5, 2005



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