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Ancient History

Pre WWI

The ancient world is an exciting period for military history. Full of epic battles, desperate sieges and the exploits of great generals whose fame has survived the intervening millennia - men like Alexander the Great, Hannibal and Julius Caesar. Pen & Sword's rapidly expanding Ancient History book range aims to provide well-researched, full-length studies covering the history of warfare from the earliest armies to the fall of Rome and the Rise of Islam. Analysis of armies, narratives of campaigns, battles and sieges and biographies of individual generals - it's all here.








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Cataclysm 90 BC

We are accustomed to think of the late Republic as a period in which Rome enjoyed almost uninterrupted military success against foreign enemies. Yet at the start of the first century BC, Rome, outnumbered and out-generalled, faced a hostile army less than a week's march from the Capitol. It is probable that only a swift surrender prevented the city… Read more...

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An Archaeological History of Britain

Jonathan Eaton has provided the essential volume for all students of Archaeology, Classical Civilisations and Ancient History by condensing the entire archaeological history of Britain into one accessible volume. The Archaeological History of Britain takes us from the earliest prehistoric archaeology right up to the contemporary archaeology of the… Read more...

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Sparta At War

The rulers of the city-state of Sparta in Ancient Greece were supposedly descended from the legendary hero Heracles, who tackled opponents vastly superior in strength and remained undefeated. Heracles' feats were echoed in the victories of Sparta and its Peloponnesian League over the mighty Persian and Athenian empires during the 5th century BC. The… Read more...

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Twilight of the Hellenistic World

Twilight of the Hellenistic World analyses the complex series of conflicts between the Hellenistic Successor states (the fragments of Alexander the Great’s short-lived empire) in the generation before the Romans intervened in the region. Until now this period has rarely been treated in any depth, usually reduced to a summary as context for discussion… Read more...

Marcus Agrippa

Marcus Agrippa personified the term 'right-hand man'. As Emperor Augustus' deputy, he waged wars, pacified provinces, beautified Rome, and played a crucial role in laying the foundations of the Pax Romana for the next two hundred years – but he served always in the knowledge he would never rule in his own name. Why he did so, and never grasped power… Read more...

Swords and Swordsmen

This magnificent book tells the story of the evolution of swords, how they were made, how they were used, and the people that used them. It doesn't claim to give comprehensive coverage but instead takes certain surviving examples as landmarks on a fascinating journey through the history of swords. Each is selected because it can be linked to a specific… Read more...