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Armies of the Medieval Italian Wars 1125-1325 #523 Osprey Men-at-Arms

By: Gabriele Esposito

Price: $24.95

Publisher: USA, Osprey: 2019

Seller ID: 9781472833402

ISBN: 1472833406

Condition: New


The great powers of medieval Europe fought continuously in the Italian peninsula between the 12th and 14th centuries as they sought to expand their territory. Invading armies from Germany - the Holy Roman Empire - saw the creation of the defensive Lombard League of northern Italian city-states. These struggles resulted in conflicts between rival confederacies, which in turn proved to be the catalysts for developments in organisation and tactics. Italian urban militias became better organised and equipped, the Imperial armies went from being mostly German to multi-national forces, and both side... View more info

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A History of the Vikings

By: Gwyn Jones

Price: $31.95

Publisher: UK, Oxford University Press: 2001

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780192801340

ISBN: 0192801341

Condition: New


An utterly splendid book, quite the most brilliantly written, balanced, and explanative general work on the Vikings ever to appear in English or in any language.' Scandinavian Studies. The subject of this book is the Viking realms, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, their civilization and culture, and their many sided achievements at home and abroad. A highly readable narrative follows the development of these Northern peoples - the Nordmenn - from their origins and the legendary pre-history to the military triumphs of Canute and the defeat of Harald Hardradi at Stamford Bridge in 1066, whic... View more info

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Byzantine Naval Forces 1261-1461 : The Roman Empire's Last Marines #502 Osprey Men-at-Arms

By: Raffaele D'Amato

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey: 2016

Seller ID: 9781472807281

ISBN: 1472807286

Condition: New


After the recapture of Constantinople, Emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos was determined to bring glory back to the Byzantine Empire. To achieve this, he established an Imperial Fleet and raised new regiments of elite marine troops. This work provides a comprehensive, illustrated guide to the unit history and appearance of these men, who were at the cutting edge of the last great flourish of Byzantine naval power. They won victory after victory in campaigns throughout the 1260s-70s, and though successive periods of decline and partial resurrection followed, these marine units survived until the ... View more info