- Taschenbuch: 64 Seiten
- Verlag: Osprey Publishing (18. Juni 2013)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1780968582
- ISBN-13: 978-1780968582
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 16,9 x 0,5 x 24,2 cm
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Early Aegean Warrior 5000-1450 BC (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 18. Juni 2013
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Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Dr Raffaele D'Amato is an experienced Turin-based researcher of the ancient and medieval military worlds. After achieving his first PhD in Romano-Byzantine Law, he gained a second doctorate in Roman military archaeology. He currently works as vice-head of the Laboratory of the Danubian Provinces at the University of Ferrara.
Born in 1962, Andrea Salimbeti has had a life-long interest in ancient military history. He served as a paratrooper in the Italian Army in Beirut and attended the Space Academy and flight training in USA. He now works for the space programme, and is also author of various articles on aerospace technology and flight equipment.
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Considering the limits of the format, the question that needs to be asked is how well does the book cover the subject? The answer is surprisingly well. This is so for a number of reasons. The most important, by far, is that includes the most up-to-date research on the subject. This research is nearly all in the form of archaeological evidence. The book is also richly illustrated and the reader obtains a very good idea of how, based on the archaeological evidence, these warriors dressed and what type of weapons they used during this period (and how the weapons and dress developed over the period). This is the book's strength. The book also does a very good job at examining the ethnological movements of peoples throughout this region during the period albeit it does lack maps that would have been a great benefit in this respect.
Where the book is weak, however, is its coverage of the military organizational structures of these societies, tactics and strategies? However, as even the author points out, these are not known and the current academic material covering them is more hypothesis and speculation than anything based on hard evidence, whether it is hard archaeological evidence or the mythology or literature of the time.
All and all a very good succinct very up-to-date overview of the subject.
Written sources are non-existing for most of these cultures, even indirect. So, the main source for the content of this book is naturally archeological finds. And all important site for the mainland Aegean culture, Cycladic islands, Cyprus, Crete and not forgetting the invading proto-hellenes are covered. Their peculiarities from weapons, helmets, foot and head wear, body painting, fortifications and even what we can learn from paintings about leisure times, social classes, duels, etc, are dealt with. It is truly amazing the amount of information the authors provide. Obviously there are informed guessing, but the archeological evidence is thoroughly explained and interpreted with caution.
The photographs are very good and the comparative tables with the evolution of helmets and other equipment (the authors already used them in their above mentioned former work) are extremely useful (and now for the periods of 5000 - 1450 BC).
Now something about the illustrations...they're awesome. Giuseppe Rava is quickly becoming one of my favorite military artists. Looking at the paintings from the usual reading range they look ery good; but try to look at them from slightly farther away! The shining in bronzed flesh and metal reveals a fabulous dynamism and realism that seem that those persons are real and moving. This book include the following illustrations from Rava: Early continental siege warfare - Sesklo, about 4400 BC; Cycladic settlement and fortress in Kastri-Chalandriani - Syros, about 2300BC; Early Aegean warriors 3000 - 1700 BC; Centro-European migration on the present day Greek mainland, about 2200-1800 BC; Return from victory - "Kretes"warriors with Lybian prisioners in Akrotiri, 1600 BC; The Minoan Thalassocracy - boarding of pirate ships in the Aegean sea - about 1500 BC; Late Minoan warrior 1700 - 1450 BC; The Achaean conquest of Knossos
Great work overall. Highly recommended.
The book does an estimable job of making sense of sketchy data. The societies studies are far enough in the past that the evidence available is not easy to make full sense of. By the way, page 11 has a useful chronology that helps place the material into historical context.
The book explores, even with incomplete information, issues such as military organization, clothing, weapons and armor, fortifications, naval power, the life of a warrior, and strategy and tactics of warfare.
Warfare is covered in just two pages, suggesting how little we can be confident of.
The book has many diagrams and photos of relevant artifacts that help give a more visual sense of the time.
All in all, a good work in this series. . . .