Age of Conquerors (Concord 6012)
By Tim Newark and Angus McBride, Richard Hook etc.
46 pages, 22 color plates
As long as there have been men, there has been the thirst for conquest. While
conquests have occurred in recent history as much as in ancient times, this book
confines itself to historical military campaigns. It examines the fierce warriors
that took control over great swathes of the globe, as well as their brave
opponents that dared to resist their assaults.
The subject matter of this volume stretches from the Egyptian Pharaohs (1482BC)
all the way through to the warriors of Dahomey that defiantly resisted their
French conquerors as late as the 19th century. The pages in between cover such
luminaries as Alexander the Great, the Romans, the Byzantines, various English
militias and professional soldiers, Scot mercenaries, the Indian Mutiny, and
Crazy Horse on the North American plains. There is a tremendous range of topics
and subjects, but they all have one thing in common – they were conquerors or
they refused to submit to their would-be conquerors!
Each selected topic is explained in great detail. The extensive text offers a
commentary on the historical context and background, as well as about the
uniforms, attire and weaponry of the combatants. Large colorful illustrations
produced by a variety of talented artists portray interesting aspects of clothing
and weapons for the benefit of the reader. This means there is a very helpful
and informative combination of text and artwork to inspire the reader.
This fascinating book, „Age of Conquerors“, succeeds in bringing history to life!
Versandgewicht: 0.30 kg