The Neo-Assyrian Shield

Book Details

Author  Fabrice De Backer
Publisher  Lockwood Press
Publication Date   February 5, 2016
ISBN  193704002X
Pages  200

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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.

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