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The Anglo Saxon Shield Ian Stobbs Stephenson

The Anglo Saxon Shield

Ian Stobbs Stephenson

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ISBN : 9780752425290
Hardcover
159 pages
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For the Anglo-Saxons the shield, more than any other piece of armour or weaponry, epitomised the warrior. Using the full range of archaeological, representational, literary and comparative sources, Ian Stephenson describes both the construction,MoreFor the Anglo-Saxons the shield, more than any other piece of armour or weaponry, epitomised the warrior. Using the full range of archaeological, representational, literary and comparative sources, Ian Stephenson describes both the construction, decoration and use of their shields and is then able to throw considerable new light on the art of war in the Anglo-Saxon period. The book also contains a complete list of Anglo-Saxon cemeteries.