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Sarmatians 600 BC - AD 450, The

Sarmatians 600 BC - AD 450, The
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Sarmatians 600 BC - AD 450, The
by Osprey
Author: R. Brzezinski, M. Mielczarek
Publish Year: 2002
Pages: 48
Dimensions: 8x10x.25"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2148562206
Mfg. part #: OSPMAA373
Type: Softcover


The Sarmatians - one of the many nomadic groups to emerge from the great Eurasian Steppe - crossed the Don in about the 3rd century BC to displace their western neighbors, the Scythians, in the lands north of the Black Sea. Later they burst into Asia Minor and Rome's Danube provinces, becoming famous for the prowess of their lance-armed cavalry - first as enemies, and later as allies of Rome. They influenced Rome's adoption of heavy armored cavalry, and in Roman service they were even posted to Britain. Drawing upon a wide reading of Classical authors and of Russian archaeological publications, this fascinating study is the first major English language attempt to reconstruct their armor, equipment and tactics.