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Mycenaean Citadels c. 1350–1200 BC (Fortress #22)

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Mycenaean society was constantly geared for battle and invasion. Their 'cities' were heavy fortresses with unimaginably thick perimeter walls. Legendary sites such as Mycenae, Tiryns, Argos, Krisa, the Athenian Acropolis and Gla are all representative of their fortified citadels that dominated the Greek countryside for some 300 years until their sudden decline and abandonm ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published July 25th 2004 by Osprey Publishing
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A nice basic introduction to the subject matter. I am a big fan of Nic Fields, and I was not disappointed. I got an especial kick out of his interpretation of the List of Ships from Illiad 2, terrain that I had slaved over back in 1999, I think. He clearly got a lot more out of it than I did. As with all of Osprey books, the main problem is that it is too short.
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Oct 24, 2012 Kat Davis rated it liked it
A good little overview. It makes use of basic tables, maps and interesting illustration. If you knew nothing about the topic, it would be a good starter.
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