Armies of Celtic Europe 700 BC to AD 106


History, Organization and Equipment

By: Gabriele Esposito
Format: Hardback
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781526730336
Published: 30th October 2019
RRP / Print Price: £19.99

Current purchase price:
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Armies of Celtic Europe 700 BC to AD 106

Although comprised of many distinct tribes and groupings, the Celts shared a distinctive culture that dominated much of Europe for centuries. They enjoyed a formidable reputation as fierce and brave warriors, skilled horsemen and fine metalworkers. In 390 BC an alliance of Celtic tribes defeated a Roman army at the River Allia and went on to sack Rome and thenceforth the Romans lived under their threat. In the early third century BC a Celtic army swept into Macedonia and Greece, won a major victory at Thermopylai and ransacked the sacred sanctuary at Delphi. Such was their warlike prowess that, when not fighting their own wars, they were sought after as mercenaries by many armies, serving as far afield as southern Egypt. When the Romans invaded Gaul (France and Belgium) and the British Isles, Celtic armies resisted them fiercely.

Gabriele Esposito studies this fascinating warrior culture, their armies, strategy, tactics and equipment (they invented chainmail, and British armies were the last in Europe to use chariots on the battlefield). Dozens of colour photographs of reenactors help bring these magnificent warriors back to life.



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