Early Aegean Warrior 5000–1450 BC


Authors: Raffaele D’Amato Andrea Salimbeti
Giuseppe Rava

This 64 page paperback book is number 167 of the Warrior series available from Osprey Publishing.

The mainland and islands of Greece were extensively settled by peoples moving from Asia Minor in c.5000 BC, while a further wave in c.5000 BC introduced bronze-working to the region. It is form this point on that it is possible to discern a distinct Cycladic or Aegean civilization, developing at roughly the same time as the Egyptian and Persian civilizations. Further to the south, the Minoan civilization based on Crete held sway, and this power – along with the Helladic Achaeans to the north gradually swamped the Cycladic civilization in between. In common with most Bronze Age societies, the culture of the Aegean world was dominated by warfare, with the inhabitants living in organized settlements and small citadels with fortification walls and bulwarks, towers and gates to provide protection against invaders from the sea or internecine conflicts. Using the latest archaeological evidence, this title recreates the world of these peoples through a detailed examination of their material culture.

The contents of this book are:

  • Introduction
  • Chronology
  • Military Organization
  • Clothing
  • Weapons and Armor
  • Fortifications and Siege Warfare
  • Early Aegean Ships and the Naval Power of Crete
  • The Life of a Warrior
  • Warfare
  • Sites, Museums and Electronic Resources
  • Bibliography
  • Index

This book is an excellent short resource on the early Mediterranean Aegean culture. Wargamers, figure painters and historians will all enjoy this book equally as the plates, photographs and artwork all enhance the written information.

This book is available from Osprey Publications.

This book is available in three formats and they are;

Paperback Book $20.00
ePub eBook $16.00
PDF eBook $16.00