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Mycenaean Citadels c.1350-1200 BC
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Manufacturer: Osprey Books
Stock Number: OSP FOR22
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Author: Nic Fields
Illustrator: Donato Spedaliere

About this book
Mycenaean society was constantly geared for battle and invasion. Their 'cities' were heavy fortresses with unimaginably thick perimeter walls. Legendary sites such as Mycenae, Tiryns, Argos, Krisa, the Athenian Acropolis and Gla are all representative of their fortified citadels that dominated the Greek countryside for some 300 years until their sudden decline and abandonment around 1100 BC. This title describes the golden age of these fortifications; it details how these formidable structures were constructed and extended, as well as revealing the elaborate palace complexes built by the great Mycenaean warlords immortalised in the verses of Homer's Iliad.

  • Introduction
  • Chronology
  • Design and Development
  • Tour of the Sites
  • The Principles of Defense
  • The Living Sites
  • Operational History
  • Aftermath
  • The Sites Today
  • Bibliography and Further Reading
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • Paperback; July 2004; 64 pages; ISBN: 9781841767628

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