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

By Fabrice De Backer and Evelyne Dehenin

The Neo-Assyrian Shield
Paperback, 198 pages £20.00
Published: 2016
ISBN: 9781937040024
Format: 215mm x 140mm
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Subjects: Ancient Near East, Archaeology, Lockwood Press
Series: Material Culture of the Ancient Near East


This handbook analyses the different types of shields used by soldiers in the Neo-Assyrian army and their opponents. Written, visual, and material sources are analysed 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 of these objects. The first study of its kind, this work will appeal to advanced scholars, graduate students, general non-specialists, and re-enactors alike.

Includes 211 b&w illustrations.







Acknowledgments

Introduction

Overview of Neo-Assyrian History

The Manufacture of Shields

Diachronic Typology

Rondache

Herisson

Targe

Aspis

Turreos

Scutum

Gerrhon

Pavois

Heraldry

Subtactics

Conclusion

Further Reading

Index




Fabrice De Backer received his doctorates in Ancient Near Eastern Philology and History from the Université Catholique de Louvain-La-Neuve and Sciences of Antiquity from the Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg II. He is a military history enthusiast as well as an archaeologist. He is author of The Neo-Assyrian Art of Siege Warfare (Brill, forthcoming).




Publication Details:


Binding:
 Paperback , 198 pages
ISBN:
 9781937040024
Format:
 215mm x 140mm

BIC Code:
 1QDAA, HDDC, JFCD
BISAC Code:
  HIS002000, SOC000000, SOC003000
Imprint:
 Lockwood Press


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