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By Michael P. Speidel

ISBN-10: 0415311993

ISBN-13: 9780415311991

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ISBN-13: 9780415486828

Presenting various proof for those varied 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 assorted 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 position in historic occasions from 2 hundred BC, while Germanic tradition first turned identifiable, to advert a thousand while Christianity swept during the Nordic international locations. coming up from ideals and states of brain, quite a few warrior types manifested themselves in transformations of gown, weaponry and combating procedure.


Fully illustrated with over fifty images, this vibrant and interesting survey provides a colorful new measurement to our realizing of the heritage of Europe.

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