The Neo-Assyrian Shield: Evolution, Heraldry, and Associated Tactics

Authors

Fabrice De Backer
with the collaboration of Evelyne Dehenin

Keywords:

Neo-Assyria

Synopsis

This handbook treats the different types of shields used by soldiers in the Neo-Assyrian army and their opponents. Written, visual, and material sources are analyzed to illustrate practical aspects of defensive weaponry in the ancient Near East in the first millennium B.C. The origins, use, evolution, and manufacture of shields are considered in presenting a typology that is essential reading for enthusiasts and scholars alike.

Published

January 1, 2016

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Details about the available publication format: print edition

print edition

Physical Dimensions

5in x 8in