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Ancient Germanic Warriors: Warrior Styles from Trajan's Column to Icelandic Sagas

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Presenting a range of evidence for these diverse styles, from Roman art to early medieval bracteate amulets, and from classical texts to Beowulf, the Edda and Icelandic sagas, Professor Speidel here details seventeen different Germanic warriors styles, including berserks, wolf-warriors, club-wielders, long-hairs, ghost warriors and horse-stabbers, and how they indicate an

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Hardcover, 313 pages
Published August 16th 2004 by Routledge
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Ulfhednir, wolf-skins, nods to the naked Gaesatae (Battle of Telamon infamy ca. 225 BCE) - riveting, highly detailed and meticulous. Speidel's accounts are supported with a clear appreciation for the archaeological record, and if he occasionally errs on theoretical interpretations, there always seems sufficient evidence leading to such approximations anyway. The consistency of his arguments and the details and research utilised to support his theory of martial predilections, practices, and style ...more
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