The Mycenaeans C.1650-1100 BC, Paperback

The Mycenaeans C.1650-1100 BC Paperback

Illustrated by Angus McBride

Part of the Elite series

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The timeless appeal of Homer's epic poem of the ancient Trojan War, The Illiad, has meant an enduring interest in the Mycenaen age. Modern scholarship and new archaeological evidence now allows us to reconstruct with reasonable confidence the appearance of the great warrior civilization, which dominated much of the eastern Mediterranean between the 16th adn 12th centuries BC. We can also make deductions from the few survicing pictorial sources about the tatics of these armies. This absorbing text is illustrated with examples of the archaeological and pictorial evidence and with striking colour reconstructions of light and heavy infantry and chariot warriors of the Mycenaean age.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64 pages, 53ill.(8col.).
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: Humamities
  • ISBN: 9781841768977



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The most relevant point of this booklet is to make the argument that the Mycenaean citadel states had well-organized military forces and that sufficient documentation exists to back up this assertion. This is as opposed to fielding a Homeric mob of heroes and spear carriers.

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