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The Scythians 700 300 Bc

Author : E.V. Cernenko
ISBN : 9781780967738
Genre : History
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Though the 'Scythian period' in the history of Eastern Europe lasted little more than 400 years, the impression these horsemen made upon the history of their times was such that a thousand years after they had ceased to exist as a sovereign people, their heartland and the territories which they dominated far beyond it continued to be known as 'greater Scythia'. From the very beginnings of their emergence on the world scene the Scythians took part in the greatest campaigns of their times, defeating such mighty contemporaries as Assyria, Urartu, Babylonia, Media and Persia. This highly illustrated book details their costume, weapons and the way they waged war.
Category: History

The Scythians

Author : Barry Cunliffe
ISBN : 9780192551863
Genre : History
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Brilliant horsemen and great fighters, the Scythians were nomadic horsemen who ranged wide across the grasslands of the Asian steppe from the Altai mountains in the east to the Great Hungarian Plain in the first millennium BC. Their steppe homeland bordered on a number of sedentary states to the south - the Chinese, the Persians and the Greeks - and there were, inevitably, numerous interactions between the nomads and their neighbours. The Scythians fought the Persians on a number of occasions, in one battle killing their king and on another occasion driving the invading army of Darius the Great from the steppe. Relations with the Greeks around the shores of the Black Sea were rather different - both communities benefiting from trading with each other. This led to the development of a brilliant art style, often depicting scenes from Scythian mythology and everyday life. It is from the writings of Greeks like the historian Herodotus that we learn of Scythian life: their beliefs, their burial practices, their love of fighting, and their ambivalent attitudes to gender. It is a world that is also brilliantly illuminated by the rich material culture recovered from Scythian burials, from the graves of kings on the Pontic steppe, with their elaborate gold work and vividly coloured fabrics, to the frozen tombs of the Altai mountains, where all the organic material - wooden carvings, carpets, saddles and even tattooed human bodies - is amazingly well preserved. Barry Cunliffe here marshals this vast array of evidence - both archaeological and textual - in a masterful reconstruction of the lost world of the Scythians, allowing them to emerge in all their considerable vigour and splendour for the first time in over two millennia.
Category: History

Scythians And Sarmatians

Author : Kathryn Hinds
ISBN : 0761445196
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The history of the ancient world is dominated by the great civilizations of Greece, Rome, China, India, and others. Yet not far beyond the borders of these famed states lived other peoples: the barbarians. They were first given this name by the ancient Greeks, and it imitated the sounds of languages that the Greeks found incomprehensible. Soon, though, barbarians came to be thought of not just as peoples unfamiliar with the languages and customs of Greece and Rome, but as wild, uncivilized, uncultured peoples – and this stereotype has largely endured to the present day. the barbarians, however, had rich cultures of their own, as even some ancient writers realized. Barbarians! offers young people the opportunity to look beyond the borders of the familiar cultures of Greece and Rome and meet the peoples who played a compelling but often overlooked role in the history of Europe, Asia, and even Africa.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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ISBN : IND:30000107421475
Genre : Ukraine
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Scythian And Thracian Antiquities In Oxford

Author : Michael J. Vickers
ISBN : 1854441817
Genre : Art
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The Scythians were nomads who roamed the Steppes of Russia during the first millennium B.C. before settling in the region to the north of the Black Sea, where they came into friendly contact with Greek traders. This book is based upon the contents of six Scythian tombs from Nymphaeum excavated in 1868 (a Greek colony in the Crimea) -- gold jewellery, silver plate, pottery, armour and weapons -- together with the previously unpublished contents of a princely Thracian burial found at Dalboki, east of Stara Zagora in North Central Bulgaria, in 1879.
Category: Art

Encyclopedia Of Warrior Peoples And Fighting Groups

Author : Paul K. Davis
ISBN : 1592371167
Genre : History
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Traces the origins and leadership of such combat forces and tribes as the Amazons, Texas Rangers, Kamikazes, Teutonic Knights, and Green Berets.
Category: History

Greek Hoplite 480 323 Bc

Author : Nicholas Sekunda
ISBN : 1855328674
Genre : History
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The Greek hoplite, the archetypal spear-armed warrior, is perhaps the most prevalent figure in our view of the 'Golden Age' of Ancient Greek civilisation. It was during this period that the state began to take greater responsibility for military organisation, and the arming and equipping of its citizens. From the victory at Marathon over Darius of Persia (490 BC), through bitter inter-state warfare, to the rise of Philip of Macedonia and his son Alexander the Great, the hoplite soldier was in the front-line. This title narrates the life and experiences of the common Greek warrior, how he was recruited, trained and fought, and also looks in detail at how his weapons, armour, shields and helmets developed in the course of time.
Category: History

Encyclopaedia Iranica

Author : Ehsan Yar-Shater
ISBN : UOM:39015078237651
Genre : Iran
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