Bronze Age Greek Warrior, 1600-1100 BC (Paperback)

By Raffaele D'Amato, Andrea Salimbeti

Osprey Publishing (UK), 9781849081955, 64pp.

Publication Date: December 31, 2011



Profusely illustrated, as with every Osprey title, this book offers a concise introduction to the world of Bronze Age warfare, covering mainland Greece and Crete. The predominantly archaeological nature of the evidence ensures that topics which are often prominent in Osprey books, such as recruitment and tactics, here take a back seat to a survey of military equipment, including weaponry, body armour and chariots.

About the Author

Raffaele D'Amato was awarded a degree in Romano-Byzantine Law in 1993 from the University of Turin. He has collaborated with magazines and specialist publications in the fields of ancient and medieval history. He has written a number of magazine articles and published two books on the Mycenean age and Dark Age warriors. He is currently working as an external researcher at the University of Athens on several projects on the arms and armour of the eastern Roman army. Born in 1962, Andrea Salimbeti has had a life-long interest in ancient military history, in particular the Bronze Age in Greece and the Middle East. He served as a paratrooper in the Italian Army in Beirut and attended the Space Academy and flight training in USA. He now works for the space program, and is also author of various articles on aerospace technology and flight equipment.