- Author: Peter Wilcox
- Illustrator: Gerry Embleton
- Short code: MAA 129
- Publication Date: 25 Nov 1982
- ISBN: 9780850454734
- Format: Paperback
- Number of Pages: 48
ABOUT THIS PRODUCT
These vigorous northern ‘barbarians’ were the destroyers of the Western Empire of Rome. It was they who delivered the coup de grâce to the dying colossus in the south, subsequently creating medieval Europe, the feudal system and chivalry. Their direct descendants were the knights and men-at-arms. In every sense, they were the creators of the modern world; it is ironic that many people know virtually nothing about them. This book explores the history, weapons and dress of the Germanics and Dacians who fought Rome two thousand years before our time.
Peter Wilcox has written numerous articles on Ancient civilisations and has also authored numerous Osprey Ancient Warfare titles. Gerry Embleton has been a leading historical illustrator since the early 1970s specialising in the 18th and 19th centuries. An illustrator, and author, of a number of Osprey titles he has lived in Switzerland since the early 1980s.
Chronology Introduction The Warrior Weapons Warfare Glossary