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Age of Conquerors
Newark, Tim
ISBN: 9623611005
Concord Publications Aldershot, United Kingdom 2007 
 Soft Cover New book, CN6012, 47 pages. 20 colour artworks by Angus McBride. This book is essentially a military review of the Armies and Battles during the Age of the Conquerors. Each of the forces featured is illustrated by a page of text, and a magnificient colour artwork by renowned artist Angus Mcbride. Covers: Tuthmosis III, Pharaoh of Egypt; Alexander the Great; Roman Soldiers 1stC AD; Roman Auxiliaries, Britain, 1stC AD; Roman Garrison Soldier, Britain, 2ndC AD; Roman Legionaries, Partha, 3rdC AD; Byzantine Warrior 10thC; Saracen Castle 12thC; Sir Hugh Calveley, Hundred Years War 14thC; Mameluke Warrior 1430; Ferdinand of Aragon 1487; Stefan Batory, 16thC; English Militiamen 1588; English Light Horseman, 1603; Scots Mercenaries 1630; London Volunteers, English Cvil War, 1640s; Philip Skippon, Battle os Naseby, 1645; Chief Maqoma defies British conquerors, 1835; William Hodson, 1849; Rani of Jhansi defies British conquerors, 1858; Crazy Horse 1876; Warriors of Dahomey defy French conquerors, 19thC.  As New
Price: $34.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003503  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Age of Conquerors
Newark, Tim
ISBN: 9623611005
Concord Publications Aldershot, United Kingdom 2007 
 Soft Cover New book, CN6012, 47 pages. 20 colour artworks by Angus McBride. This book is essentially a military review of the Armies and Battles during the Age of the Conquerors. Each of the forces featured is illustrated by a page of text, and a magnificient colour artwork by renowned artist Angus Mcbride. Covers: Tuthmosis III, Pharaoh of Egypt; Alexander the Great; Roman Soldiers 1stC AD; Roman Auxiliaries, Britain, 1stC AD; Roman Garrison Soldier, Britain, 2ndC AD; Roman Legionaries, Partha, 3rdC AD; Byzantine Warrior 10thC; Saracen Castle 12thC; Sir Hugh Calveley, Hundred Years War 14thC; Mameluke Warrior 1430; Ferdinand of Aragon 1487; Stefan Batory, 16thC; English Militiamen 1588; English Light Horseman, 1603; Scots Mercenaries 1630; London Volunteers, English Cvil War, 1640s; Philip Skippon, Battle os Naseby, 1645; Chief Maqoma defies British conquerors, 1835; William Hodson, 1849; Rani of Jhansi defies British conquerors, 1858; Crazy Horse 1876; Warriors of Dahomey defy French conquerors, 19thC.  As New
Price: $34.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007954  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Age of the Crusades
Newark, Tim
ISBN: 9623616813
Concord Publications  2002 
 Soft Cover New book, CN6007, 47 pages. 20 colour artworks by Angus McBride. This book is essentially a military review of the Armies and Battles during the Age of the Crusades. Each of the forces featured is illustrated by a page of text, and a magnificient colour artwork by renowned artist Angus Mcbride. Covers: Battle of Lechfeld 955, Battle of Clontarf 1014, Battle of Stamford Bridge 1066, Battle of Hastings 1066, Norman Warriors 11thC, Norman Mercenaries 11thC, Battle of Manzikert 1071, Jerusalem 1099, Knights Templar 12thC, Christian Pilgrims 12thC, Mongols 13thC, Battle of Liegnitz 1241, Baghdad 1258, Tamerlane in India 1398, Constantinople 1453, Vienna 1529, Landsknechts, Kazan 1552, Siege of Malta 1565.  As New
Price: $34.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003500  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Age of the Crusades
Newark, Tim
ISBN: 9623616813
Concord Publications  2002 
 Soft Cover New book, CN6007, 47 pages. 20 colour artworks by Angus McBride. This book is essentially a military review of the Armies and Battles during the Age of the Crusades. Each of the forces featured is illustrated by a page of text, and a magnificient colour artwork by renowned artist Angus Mcbride. Covers: Battle of Lechfeld 955, Battle of Clontarf 1014, Battle of Stamford Bridge 1066, Battle of Hastings 1066, Norman Warriors 11thC, Norman Mercenaries 11thC, Battle of Manzikert 1071, Jerusalem 1099, Knights Templar 12thC, Christian Pilgrims 12thC, Mongols 13thC, Battle of Liegnitz 1241, Baghdad 1258, Tamerlane in India 1398, Constantinople 1453, Vienna 1529, Landsknechts, Kazan 1552, Siege of Malta 1565.  As New
Price: $34.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007950  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Armies of the Ottoman Turks 1300-1774
Nicolle, David
ISBN: 9780850455113
Osprey Pub Co  1983 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, MAA140. The birth of the Ottoman state is shrouded in legend. Whatever the truth of its origins, the Ottoman's formed an Empire which almost succeeded in bringing Christian Europe to its knees. During the last decades of the 13th century, the ambitious Osman Bey's tiny mountain state took eight frontier castles plus the Turkish town of Eskisehir. In 1299 Osman seized Yenisehir after working up the Kara Su valley. With this as its first real capital, the Ottoman state emerged into history poised above the fertile shores of the Sea of Marmara.   As New
Price: $16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005173  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Armies of the Volga Bulgars & Khanate of Kazan: 9th - 16th Centuries
Shpakovsky, Viacheslav; Nicole, David
ISBN: 9781782000792
Osprey Pub Co  2013 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, MAA491. Facing off against Byzantines, Arabs, Vikings, Turks, Mongols, and Russians, this steppe culture dominated Black Sea and Caucasus trade during Medieval times. The Bulgars were a Turkic people who established a state north of the Black Sea, and who showed similarities with the Alans and Sarmatians. In the late 500s and early 600s AD their state fragmented under pressure from the Khazars; one group moved south into what became Bulgaria, but the rest moved north during the 7th and 8th centuries to the basin of the Volga river. There they remained under Khazar domination until the Khazar Khanate was defeated by Kievan (Scandinavian) Russia in 965. Thereafter the Volga Bulgars - controlling an extensive area surrounding an important hub of international trade - became richer and more influential; they embraced Islam, becoming the most northerly of medieval peoples to do so. Given their central position on trade routes, their armies were noted for the splendour of their armour and weapons, which drew upon both Western and Eastern sources and influences (as, eventually, did their fighting tactics). In the 1220s they managed to maul Genghis Khan's Mongols, who returned to devastate their towns in revenge. By the 1350s they had recovered much of their wealth, but they were caught in the middle between the Tatar Golden Horde and the Christian Russian principalities. They were ravaged by these two armies in turn on several occasions between 1360 and 1431. A new city then rose from the ashes - Kazan, originally called New Bulgar - and the successor Islamic Khanate of Kazan resisted the Russians until falling to Ivan the Terrible in 1552. The costumes, armament, armour and fighting methods of the Volga Bulgars during this momentous period are explored in this fully illustrated study.   As New
Price: $20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007932  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Byzantine Imperial Guardsmen 925-1025: The Taghmata and Imperial Guard
D'Amato, Raffaele
ISBN: 9781849088503
Osprey Pub Co  2012 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, ELI187. The hundred-year period ending in 1025, from the reign of the Emperor Constantine VII to that of Basil II ‘the Bulgar-Slayer’, encompassed the last great era of Byzantine aggression and dominance in the Near East and Balkans. During that time, a succession of soldier-emperors hallenged and defeated an array of opponents on land and at sea and reconquered vast swathes of territory. At the heart of the Emperors’ forces were the professional, highly mobile Tagmata or Imperial Guard regiments, originally formed to guard the Emperor¹s person in the capital but invariably deployed as elite combat troops. Joining these heavy cavalry units, were a variety of exotic mercenary units recruited from foreigners, notably the legendary Varangians. Featuring specially commissioned full-colour artwork, this lively study sheds new light on the colourful regiments of the Byzantine Imperial Guard, the formidable warriors who provided the Byzantine emperors with an insurance policy in the capital, and the elite of their field armies when on campaign.  As New
Price: $20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 006684  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Carolingian Cavalryman AD 768-987
Nicolle, David
ISBN: 1841766453
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2005 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, WAR096. The army of Charlemagne and his successors enabled the western Franks to recreate what contemporaries regarded as a 'reborn' western Roman empire. Frankish society was well prepared for war, with outstanding communications drawing together the disparate regions of a large empire. The role of mounted troops, the essential striking force of the Frankish army, is explored here. Alongside it was the impact that new technology, such as stirrups, had on warfare in this period. Illuminating a much-neglected area of history, this book shows how the role of cavalry grew in prestige, as the Carolingian armoured horseman gave way to the knight of the early 10th century. Covers: Chronology, Social Origins & Recruitment, Training & Education, Everyday Life, Dress & Military Equipment, Motivation & Morale, On Campaign, The Warrior in Battle, Collections & Significant Historical Locations.  As New
Price: $26.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002796  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Condottiere 1300-1500: Infamous Medieval Mercenaries
Murphy, David
ISBN: 9781846030772
Osprey Pub Co Oxford, United Kingdom 2007 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, WAR115. The Tudor knight was the first line of defence employed by monarchs from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I, the last of a long tradition of knighthood dating back to the 11th century. Knighthood during the Tudor era saw reforms in recruitment, appearance, and most radically in training and equipment. This book details those changes, profiling the knight’s appearance and dress, life on campaign, and experience of battle in France, Scotland and Ireland. It also explores the concept of chivalry, as sensationally enacted by Henry VIII and Francis I of France at the celebrated Field of Cloth of Gold near Calais, in 1520. Contents: background to the court of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, Chronology, Recruitment: how gentlemen became knights, Training, Appearance, Equipment, Conditions of Service, On Campaign, Belief and Belonging, Experience of Battle, Aftermath, Museums and Re-enactment.  As New
Price: $26.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002046  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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El Cid
Jimeno, Justo
ISBN: 9623610874
Concord Publications  2004 
 Soft Cover New book, CN6009, 47 pages, 20 colour artworks. Each of the illustrations is accompanied by a page of text. Covers: Castillian Warrior, Battle of Graus, Sancho II the Strong, Singular Combat, Sancho against Alfonso, Sancho against Garcia, Sancho against Urraca, Siege of Zamora, Death of King Sancho, The Swearing in at Santa Gadea, Alfonso VI, War with Toledo, The Exile of Rodrigo Diaz the Cid, Don Rodrigo at the service of the King of Zaragoza, Battle of Valencia, Battle of Bairen, 11th Century weapons and armour   As New
Price: $34.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003517  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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El Cid
Jimeno, Justo
ISBN: 9623610874
Concord Publications  2004 
 Soft Cover New book, CN6009, 47 pages, 20 colour artworks. Each of the illustrations is accompanied by a page of text. Covers: Castillian Warrior, Battle of Graus, Sancho II the Strong, Singular Combat, Sancho against Alfonso, Sancho against Garcia, Sancho against Urraca, Siege of Zamora, Death of King Sancho, The Swearing in at Santa Gadea, Alfonso VI, War with Toledo, The Exile of Rodrigo Diaz the Cid, Don Rodrigo at the service of the King of Zaragoza, Battle of Valencia, Battle of Bairen, 11th Century weapons and armour   As New
Price: $34.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007952  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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English Medieval Knight 1200-1300
Gravett, Christopher
ISBN: 1841761443
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2002 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, WAR048. The 13th century was a time of change for knights in England. They were faced with rising costs and increasing demands on their time for local government because of their very status in society, until knighthood itself was sometimes avoided. This period saw as well the development of the tournament from the wild team events of the early years of the century to the single jousts with blunt lance. Campaign life in the 13th century also embraced several theatres of war including the baronial revolt against King John, the Barons' Wars of Simon de Montfort, and the Welsh and Scottish wars of Edward I. This title also covers the use and development of arms, armour, costume and other equipment.   As New
Price: $26.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007543  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Galloglass 1250-1600
Cannan, Fergus
ISBN: 9781846035777
Osprey Pub Co  2010 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, WAR143. Galloglass, from the Gaelic gallóglaigh for ‘foreign warriors’, were mercenaries from the Western Isles of Scotland who fought in the retinues of Irish magnates from the mid-13th century until the early 17th century. This work looks at the clan and family structures of the galloglass, their performance in battle, their weapons and armor and how these were made and by whom. The unique fighting skills and tactics of the galloglass are also studied, as well as how they were organized on the battlefield and their command structures and systems of rank. Contents: Introduction, Chronology, Recruitment, Training and Selection, Appearance, Conditions of Service, On Campaign, The Galloglass Experience, Ethos and Motivation, Select Bibliography, Places to Visit, Glossary, Index.  As New
Price: $20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004634  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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German Medieval Armies 1000-1300
Gravett, Christopher
ISBN: 1855326574
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 1997 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, MAA310. In medieval Germany violence was accepted far more than in other kingdoms. Kings were recognised as guardians of order, but this had its limitations. Lords expected to use force to secure their rights or win an argument when peaceful methods were not sufficient. Christopher Gravett does a fine job of examining the organisation and campaigns of German medieval armies from 1000-1300, in a volume containing plenty of photographs and illustrations, including eight full page colour plates by Graham Turner.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001244  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Hastings: Battle for a Kingdom
Marechal, Jacques
ISBN: 9782352500827
Histoire & Collection  2009 
 Soft Cover New book, 112 pages. The King of England, Edward the Confessor, died on 5 January 1066. The next day Harold, Count of Wessex, had himself crowned. The news surprised all the lords of the Western world and in particular William, Duke of Normandy: the kingdom came down to him. He immediately prepared an impressive military expedition and, on 28 September, he landed on the English coast near Hastings For the second edition of the reconstruction of this battle, the organisers managed to gather together 2000 'reconstitutioners' wearing XI Century costumes. According to the official statistics there are 132 bowmen, 91 horsemen and 1,279 foot soldiers, more than 1,500 combatants in all. To these must be added 491 non-combatants including several children. This makes for about a tenth of the number of people really present at the battle in 1066. Relive this extraordinary day on the very same terrain by means of more than 160 colour photos taken during this battle in which the fate of England was played out, as was the future of France.  As New
Price: $48.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004214  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Henry V and the Conquest of France 1416-53
Knight, Paul; Chappell, Mike
ISBN: 185532699X
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 1999 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, MAA317. This book details the English army that Henry V led back into France in 1417 to conquer Normandy and again take the war to the French. In 1422 Henry died, and was succeeded by the nine-month-old Henry VI: by 1429 English fortunes were in decline, but more than 20 years of warfare would pass before the English were driven from France. This period of the war is often ignored in preference to the battles of Crécy, Poitiers and Agincourt but in fact is the decisive phase of the conflict. This title examines the army that fought these campaigns in detail looking at its composition, organisation, equipment and weaponry.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003084  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Italian Medieval Armies 1000-1300
Nicolle, David
ISBN: 1841763225
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2002 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, MAA376. As early as the 11th century, Italian warfare was developing along lines which were unique in medieval Europe. This fragmented, cosmopolitan region, increasingly rich from international trade, saw the rise of independent cities able to fund armies of urban militia, sometimes defying the traditional feudal aristocracy. Against this background regional powers - the Normans, the Papacy, the German Emperors, the Angevins and Aragonese - manoeuvred for advantage. This engrossing account of the armies of northern and southern Italy - their organisation, command structure, strategy, tactics and fortifications - is illustrated with rare manuscript images, diagrams of fortifications, and eight striking colour plates showing armour and weapons of all types. Contents: The 'communal' armies of urban northern Italy - resisting Magyar attack, throwing off German domination, recruiting French mercenaries, The 'feudal' armies of rural Italy, Trade and naval domination, The 'crossbow revolution', Italy and the Crusades - the military power of the Papacy, The Normans in the south - outside influences, The development of the Italian arms industry.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007697  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Katana: The Samurai Sword 950-1877
Turnbull, Stephen
ISBN: 9781849081511
Osprey Pub Co  2010 
 Soft Cover New book, 80 pages, WPN05. The Samurai sword of Japan is probably the finest edged weapon ever made. This volume, written by leading Samurai expert Stephen Turnbull, reveals the story of how and why it achieved this distinction, from the sword's unique metallurgy to its use in combat, where one stroke often decided the victor. Particular attention is paid to the development of the familiar curved blade from the original straight blades, the associated development of Japan's famous steel-making techniques and the challenges from contemporary warfare. Together with the technical details of forging, polishing, mounting and testing, this volume is brought to life with details of the great swordmakers themselves. Moreover, no history of the sword would be complete without a detailed examination of its use in combat, from the greatest Samurai armies to individual duels and revenge killings. Personal accounts allow the reader to discover the art of Japanese swordsmanship in the hands of masters such as Miyamoto Musashi to the unnamed Japanese warrior defending his family's honor. This lively text is perfectly complemented by artwork reconstructions of the sword in use and color photographs of the swords in use.   As New
Price: $20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005110  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Medieval Handgonnes: The First Black Powder Infantry Weapons
McLachlan, Sean
ISBN: 9781849081559
Osprey Pub Co  2010 
 Soft Cover New book, 80 pages, WPN03. Osprey’s new Weapon series provides a highly-detailed yet affordable overview of the development, use, and impact of small arms throughout history - from the sword to the machine gun. Journey back to the time when handguns had no moving parts! Variously called handgonnes, hackbuts, coulevrines, pistolas, schiopettos, tyufyaks, and even bombardelles, the first black powder infantry weapons were extremely crude by today’s standards. In his new book, Sean McLachlan, author of American Civil War Guerilla Tactics, dispels the myth that these weapons were ineffective on the battlefield (beyond their terrifying noise!). Rather, he demonstrates through careful examination of the historical records that the handgonne was a viable weapon from its inception, even as it saw action side-by-side with the cross-bow. Readers will be treated to a lush collection of rare photographs and artwork from such far-flung locales as Danish National Museum and the Bayerisches Armeemuseum. Original artwork from Gerry and Sam Embleton illustrate how these weapons were used on the battlefield and reenactor photos demonstrate step-by-step how they were loaded and fired.  As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004948  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Medieval Heraldry
Wise, Terence
ISBN: 0850453488
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 1980 
 Soft Cover New book, 40 pages, MAA099. Coats of arms were at first used only by kings and princes, then by their great nobles, but by the mid-13th century arms were being used extensively by the lesser nobility, knights and those who later came to be styled gentlemen. In some countries the use of arms spread even to merchants, townspeople and the peasantry. From the mundane to the fantastic, from simple geometric patterns to elaborate mythological beasts, this fascinating work by Terence Wise explores the origins and appearance of medieval heraldic devices in an engagingly readable style accompanied by numerous illustrations including eight full page colour plates by Richard Hook.  As New
Price: $22.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004502  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Medieval Knights
Jimeno, Justo
ISBN: 9623611013
Concord Publications Aldershot, United Kingdom 2006 
 Soft Cover New book, CN6013, 47 pages. 20 colour artworks by Justo Jimeno. Each of the illustrations is accompanied by a page of text. Covers: Godfrey of Bouillon, Templar Knights, Battle of Arsuf 1191, Battle of Navas de Tolosa 1212, Jousts, Battle of Falkirk 1298, Battle of Bannockburn 1314, Battle of Crecy 1346, Battle of Poitiers 1356, Bertrand Du Guesclin, Battle of Tannenberg 1410, Battle of Agincourt 1415, Joan of Arc, Giles de Rais, Italian Knights, German Knights, Battle of Bosworth 1485, Battle of Cerignola 1503.  As New
Price: $34.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003502  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Medieval Knights
Jimeno, Justo
ISBN: 9623611013
Concord Publications Aldershot, United Kingdom 2006 
 Soft Cover New book, CN6013, 47 pages. 20 colour artworks by Justo Jimeno. Each of the illustrations is accompanied by a page of text. Covers: Godfrey of Bouillon, Templar Knights, Battle of Arsuf 1191, Battle of Navas de Tolosa 1212, Jousts, Battle of Falkirk 1298, Battle of Bannockburn 1314, Battle of Crecy 1346, Battle of Poitiers 1356, Bertrand Du Guesclin, Battle of Tannenberg 1410, Battle of Agincourt 1415, Joan of Arc, Giles de Rais, Italian Knights, German Knights, Battle of Bosworth 1485, Battle of Cerignola 1503.  As New
Price: $34.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007955  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Medieval Military Costume Recreated in Colour Photographs
Embleton, Gerry
ISBN: 1861263716
Crowood Press  2004 
 Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, 160+ colour photos. Gerry Embleton, the well-known historical illustrator and writer, has studied primary sources in several countries over the past 20 years. Drawing only on period documents, pictures, statuary, descriptions, enventories and accounts, and the few actual survivals, he presents here a convincing, picture of the ordinary European fighting men - and their womenfolk - of the 14th to 16th centuries. In eleven specially prepared colour plates which ccompare scores of important source images, and more than 160 colour photographs of carefully reconstructed clothing and armour worn by live models, he presents a striking series of glimpses into a lost world - a world more richly colourful and handsomely detailed than the modern reader may have imagined.  As New
Price: $32.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004394  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Pictish Warrior AD 297-841
Wagner, Paul
ISBN: 1841763462
Osprey Publishing, Limited Botley, Oxford, United Kingdom 2002 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, WAR050. First mentioned by name in AD 297, the Picts inhabited Northern Britain from the end of the 3rd century AD to the 9th. They rose to power in the devastation following Emperor Septimus Severus's repression of the Caledonians in AD 208, and dominated Northern Britain for over 500 years, before vanishing mysteriously. The Picts represent a high point of Celtic civilisation, remaining free and unconquered beyond the borders of the Roman world, and rising to become the first barbarians to form a recognisable 'nation'. This title takes a detailed look at their origins, and examines Pictish heroic and warrior society, covering education and training, appearance and equipment, the status of women, and the experience of battle.   As New
Price: $20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004966  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Saladin and the Saracens Armies of the Middle East 1100-1300
Nicolle, David; McBride, Angus
ISBN: 0850456827
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 1986 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, MAA171. Salah al Din Yusif ibn Ayyub, known to his Muslim contemporaries as al Nasi, 'The Victorious', and to an admiring Europe as Saladin, is the most famous single figure in the history of the Crusades, being even better known outside the English-speaking world than his Christian foe Richard the Lionheart. Traditionally portrayed as a quiet, deeply religious and even humble man, Saladin was a typical product of his day and his culture. This title shows how the societies and military systems that he and his successors led from defeat to eventual triumph were far more sophisticated than is generally realised, and brings vividly to life the history, organisation, arms and armour of Saladin and the Saracens.   As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 008129  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The Armies of Agincourt
Rothero, Christopher
ISBN: 9780850453942
Osprey Pub Co  1981 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, MAA113. Henry V became King of England in 1413. He was one of the great warrior kings of the country, cast in the same mould as Edward I and Edward III. He was just, pious, athletic, chivalrous, acquisitive, ruthless and eager to gain honour on the field of battle. Henry hoped that a successful campaign against the nation's traditional enemy would draw the people together and establish the popularity of the Lancastrian dynasty. This splendid addition to Osprey's Men-at-Arms series explores the background, organisation and equipment of the armies which fought in one of the most famous conflicts in England's history - the Battle of Agincourt.   As New
Price: $16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005167  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The Crossbow: Its Military and Sporting History, Construction and Use
Payne-Gallwey, Ralph
ISBN: 160239010X
Skyhorse Pub Co Inc New York, New York, U.S.A. 2007 
 Soft Cover New book, 375 pages. This unique exploration of a weapon used for centuries will fascinate historians and enthusiasts alike. The crowwbow, brobablt introduced to England by the Norman invaders in 1066, was once considered so barbarous that it was prohibited as a "weapon hateful to God and unfit for Christians." Yet it successfully defended many an early Brit and it present-day corollaries are used by sportsmen everywhere. Here you will find a comparison of military and sporting crossbows and their dimensions, components, and ranges; hard-to-find information on crossbow construction; details about modern crossbows; and peeks at unusual crossbows such as the popinjay, and the Chinese repeating crossbow. Also covered are the weapons from which the crossbow is through to have been adapted, including the Balista and similar siege engines. Comprehensively illustrated with original drawings and selections from historical manuscripts, this is an essential reference for the historian, weapon connoisseur, or crossbowman.  Very Good
Price: $26.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 006786  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The Eastern Romans 330-1461 AD
D'Amato, Raffaele
ISBN: 9623610890
Concord Publications  2007 
 Soft Cover New book, CN6011, 47 pages. 20 colour artworks. Each of the illustrations is accompanied by a page of text. This volume aims to rebuild as far as possible the magnificent equipment of Byzantium's imperial warriors. Covers: Battle of Milvian Bridge 312 AD; Constantius II 356 AD; Goth General Gainas 400 AD; Emperor Justinian and Empress Theodora 532 AD; Roman troops battle Moors 546 AD; Battle of Nineveh, 627 AD; Battle of Scultenna, 643 AD; Destruction of the Arab fleet at Constantinople, 717 AD; Constantinople, 754 AD; Batle of Bathys Ryax, 878 AD; Italian Strongholds 915 AD; Silistra 971 AD; Roman Army 1014; Michael Psellos 1057; Pronoiarioi and Akritoi, 12thC; Emperor Manuel I 1159; Battle of Antioch 1211; Andronicos III 1321; Morean Despotate 14thC; Constantinople 1453;   As New
Price: $34.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003504  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The Life of a Knight 1171-1252: From Philip Augustus to Saint Louis
Braconnier, Julien; Ghisolfo, Philippe; Kervran, Yann
ISBN: 9782352500674
Histoire & Collection  2008 
 Pictorial Cover New book, 128 pages, 160+ photos. The medieval knight has a distinctive silhouette, despite the numerous legends which blur historical reality. At the turning point between the 12th and 13th centuries, while the feudal order was slowly disappearing in favour of the overwhelming royal will, some men stood apart from their contemporaries by their ability to fight on horses. They held the power and were considered little by little as the ruling class; they were the lords of the land. Thibaut des Puys de Morsaing, a young and poor bachelor, is about to achieve great success and become a rich land owner. Following his father’s steps, who died during the Crusades, and his godfather’s, Tristan de Maumesnil, he grasps the opportunities offered to him. The many events in the life of this imaginary character are used as a pretext to stage France’s medieval society, from king Philippe Auguste to Saint Louis.  As New
Price: $64.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004840  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The Mongols
Newark, Tim
ISBN: 9623616805
Concord Publications  2002 
 Soft Cover New book, CN6006, 47 pages, 20 full page colour plates, 4 pages of weapon and armour illustrations. The Mongols established the Yuan dynasty in China and tenaciously completed the conquest of other ruling dynasties in China as well as sending punitive raids into South-East Asia, reaching as far as Java. In East Asia, they invaded Korea and sent raids against Japan. They quickly learned from the people they conquered and incorporated military specialists from different nations in to their armies. This enabled them to carry out forms of warfare way beyond their original steppe horse culture, such as sea-borne invasions and siege warfare. The full range of Mongol military expertise is revealed in this book.  As New
Price: $34.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003498  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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