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

by Fabrice De Backer, with the collaboration of Evelyne Dehenin
 

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.

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

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    viii + 192 pages

    5 x 8 inches

    ISBN 9781937040024 (paperback)

    ISBN 9781937040390 (PDF)

    January 2016

  • Table of Contents

    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