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The gods of battle : the Thracians at war, 1500 BC - AD 150

Author: Christopher Webber
Publisher: Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Military, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Chris Webber gives an overview of Thracian history and culture, but focuses predominantly on warfare and weapons. The latest archaeological finds are used to give the most detailed and accurate picture yet of their arms, armour and costume. He differentiates all the Thracian tribes, demonstrating that these used different weapons and tactics"--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Webber
ISBN: 9781844158355 1844158357
OCLC Number: 743278833
Description: xxv, 256 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Historical outline --
Thracian costume --
Armour --
Weapons --
The Thracian Army --
Military organization --
Fortifications --
Battles and tactics --
Tracian tribes.
Other Titles: Thracians at war, 1500 BC - AD 150
Responsibility: Chris Webber.

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"Chris Webber gives an overview of Thracian history and culture, but focuses predominantly on warfare and weapons. The latest archaeological finds are used to give the most detailed and accurate picture yet of their arms, armour and costume. He differentiates all the Thracian tribes, demonstrating that these used different weapons and tactics"--Jacket.

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