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Fields of Battle: Retracing Ancient Battlefields (2015 Hardback)


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Almost new condition used 2015 First Edition
Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by Pen & Sword Military, Yorkshire.
Author: Richard Evans.
ISBN: 9781848847965. ISBN: 1848847963
Approx dims: 240mm h x 165mm w x 25mm d.

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Fields of Battle: Retracing Ancient Battlefields

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Almost new condition used 2015 First Edition Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by Pen & Sword Military, Barnsley, Yorkshire, UK.
Author: Richard Evans.
ISBN: 9781848847965. ISBN: 1848847963
Approx dims: 240mm h x 165mm w x 25mm d.

Intact clean glossy used condition dust jacket with slight signs of handling, with intact price on inner leaf. Intact DJ spine. DJ over very good condition black boards. 233 clean pages of English text with 37 b&w photo illustrations and 19 b&w maps, no inscriptions. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of Fields of Battle: Retracing Ancient Battlefields:

Richard Evans revisits the sites of a selection of Greek and Roman battles and sieges to seek new insights.

The battle narratives in ancient sources can be a thrilling read and form the basis of our knowledge of these epic events, but they can just as often provide an incomplete or obscure record. Details, especially those related to topographical and geographical issues which can have a fundamental importance to military actions, are left tantalisingly unclear to the modern reader.

The evidence from archaeological excavation work can sometimes fill in a gap in our understanding, but such an approach remains uncommon in studying ancient battles. By combining the ancient sources and latest archaeological findings with his personal observations on the ground, Richard Evans brings new perspectives to the dramatic events of the distant past.

The campaigns and battles selected for this volume are: Ionian Revolt (499-493BC), Marathon (490 BC), Thermopylai (480 BC), Ilerda (49 BC) and Bedriacum (AD69).

Dr Richard Evans is Lecturer in Ancient History at Cardiff University. He has a particular interest in historical topography.