Military History Books

Ancient History Books


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.

Alexander The Great Rome


This lively and though-provoking read instills a new appreciation of the wheels of history.

Current Archaeology

An outstanding, eminently readable and enjoyable book.

Soldier Magazine

Detailed, scholarly and meticulously researched from first sources. It is not only a convincing story, but a highly entertaining read for non-academic readers who may only have considered Mark Antony through the prism of Shakespeare, or the Augustan stories that have had a remarkable durability through the centuries. Mark Antony's reputation may be considered rescued.

Fighting Times

A fine scholarly achievement. It offers an excellent window for anyone studying the history of the Roman War in Iberia at the first half of the last century BC in general and to the Sertorian Revolt and its main protagonists in particular.

Ancient Warfare

Richard Evans and Pen & Sword have produced a fine book. The writing is simultaneously erudite and conversational. Well-read history enthusiasts and military professionals will find the book accessible and informative.

Ancient Warfare