Ancient Germanic Warriors

[Ebook] ➧ Ancient Germanic Warriors  ➦ Michael P. Speidel – Johndore.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 313 pages
  • Ancient Germanic Warriors
  • Michael P. Speidel
  • English
  • 10 May 2017
  • 0415311993

About the Author: Michael P. Speidel

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Ancient Germanic Warriors Presenting A Range Of Evidence For These Diverse Styles, From Roman Art To Early Medieval Bracteate Amulets, And From Classical Texts To Beowulf, The Edda And Icelandic Sagas, Professor Speidel Here Details Seventeen Different Germanic Warriors Styles, Including Berserks, Wolf Warriors, Club Wielders, Long Hairs, Ghost Warriors And Horse Stabbers, And How They Indicate An Unbroken Continuity Of Customs, Beliefs And Battle Field TacticsAncient Germanic Warriors Played A Decisive Role In Historical Events From BC, When Germanic Culture First Became Identifiable, To AD When Christianity Swept Through The Nordic Countries Arising From Beliefs And States Of Mind, A Variety Of Warrior Styles Manifested Themselves In Differences Of Dress, Weaponry And Fighting Technique Fully Illustrated With Over Fifty Photographs, This Vivid And Fascinating Survey Adds A Colourful New Dimension To Our Understanding Of The History Of Europe

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10 thoughts on “Ancient Germanic Warriors

  1. Timothy says:

    Ulfhednir, wolf skins, nods to the naked Gaesatae Battle of Telamon infamy ca 225 BCE riveting, highly detailed and meticulous Speidel s accounts are supported with a clear appreciation for the archaeological record, and if he occasionally errs on theoretical interpretations, there always seems sufficient evidence leading to such approximations anyway The consistency of his arguments and the details and research utilised to support his theory of martial predilections, practices, and style Ulfhednir, wolf skins, nods to the naked Gaesatae Battle of Telamon infamy ca 225 BCE riveting, highly detailed and meticulous Speidel s accounts are supported with a clear appreciation for the archaeological record, and if he occasionally errs on theoretical interpretations, there always seems sufficient evidence leading to such approximations anyway The consistency of his arguments and the details and research utilised to support his theory of martial predilections, practices, and styles through ancient Germanic warrior cultures is insightful and easily digestible.Even where some scholars take for example Roman representations to be agitprop and mere caricatures of the proverbial barbarian at the gate when presenting the defeated enemy to the capite censi et alia, they surprisingly attest to the veracity of Speidel s theory Many of these Germanic savages certainly exhibited characteristics on the battlefield to warrant such pejorative designations and epithets, and Speidel does well to link such archetypes with excavated materials and recent digs that support such a perspective While hardly an encompassing picture of Germanic societies as a whole, the warrior caste is well represented, and their cultural eccentricities and habits are described in detail with commensurate references to both archaeological evidence and the literary evidence from various classical sources.Students of classical warfare in particular will find much here that is informative, entertaining, and insightful