Troy C. 1700-1250 BC

Review

Mark Cartwright
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published on 11 May 2012

Troy C. 1700-1250 BC (Fortress, 17)

Another fine Osprey book covering Troy from 1700 to 1250BC and including sections on Bronze Age chronology; the history of the archaeological excavations to the present day; the nine cities of Troy; mud-brick construction; fortifications - towers, gates and defences; and the wooden horse. Coloured illustrations showing cross-section reconstructions and photos both in colour and black and white illustrate the walls, palaces, goegraphical locations and depictions in ancient greek art. As ever, with Osprey editions, the only weak point is the relative slimness of the volume which leaves the reader wanting more.  



About the Reviewer

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. Surrounded by archaeological sites, his special interests include ancient ceramics, architecture, and mythology. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at AHE.