Viking Art Of War

Paddy Griffith

This groundbreaking, authoritative and best-selling study of the Vikings establishes the facts behind their rise to prominence, and cuts away the myths about their military and seafaring skills, reputation, and exploits.
Publication date:
January 2010
Publisher :
Casemate
Language:
English
Illustration :
16 pages b/w photos
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9781932033601

Dimensions : 228 X 152 cm
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£25.00
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Overview
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• Best-selling study of the Viking genius for war, now available againExplodes myths and reveals the facts behind the fearsome reputation

This groundbreaking, authoritative and best-selling study of the Vikings establishes the facts behind their rise to prominence, and cuts away the myths about their military and seafaring skills, reputation, and exploits.

The author applies modern military thinking to the Viking art of war and examines their tactics, seamanship, mobility, strategy, and how they exploited victories and dealt with defeats. Learn how the Vikings established colonies in hostile territory and defeated a diverse array of enemies, including the Anglo-Saxons, the Franks, the Volga Bulgars, and the wild tribes of Ireland, in three centuries of military adventure.

About the Author
Paddy Griffith was a senior lecturer in war studies at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst for 16 years. He is the author of numerous articles and books on the history of warfare, including Battle Tactics of the Western Front, 1916-18 and The Art of War of Revolutionary France, 1789-1802.