The Bronze Age, so named because of the technological advances in metalworking and countless innovations in the manufacture and design of tools and weapons, is among the most fascinating periods in human history.
Archaeology has taught us much about the way of life, habits and homes of Bronze Age people, but as yet little has been written about warfare.
What was Bronze Age warfare like? How did people fight and against whom? What weapons were used? Did they fortify their settlements, and, if so, were these intended as defensive or offensive structures?
This detailed and fully illustrated study of warfare in Bronze Age Europe, aims to answer these and many other questions.