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As is usual with Osprey books that Angus Mcbride illustrated the pictures in this one are very good. There is also a pretty decent bit of information on the organization of the Byzantine Army during the period.
—Updated Oct 14, 2005



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Both the illustrations and content of this book are very general. An attempt to put to much into too small a volume in my opinion.
—Updated Oct 14, 2005



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As is usual with Osprey books this one is a cursory view of the subject however the illustrations in this one are good with a nice amount of detail. It also introduces some of Maximillians more important reforms that lead to the creation of Lansknecht armies and talks about the activities of landsknechts after Maximillian's death.
—Updated Oct 14, 2005



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A good in depth look at conditions and historical overview of events in the year 1066. This book has some fascinating theories on the psychology of the battle of hastings as well.
—Updated Oct 11, 2005



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This book is a nice snapshot of what life was like in the year 1000. It's not a comprehensive book but more like "a day in the life of." It's a decent buy for the price.
—Updated Oct 11, 2005



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A decent historical overview at a cheap price.
—Updated Oct 11, 2005



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The Elite series are the best of the Osprey titles in my opinion. There's a lot of good information in this small volume.
—Updated Oct 10, 2005



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Not a lot of revolutionary information here, but some absolutely superb color photographs not seen in many other sources.
—Updated Oct 10, 2005



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An absolutely outstanding book. It's the only book on Viking Swords I own and I really wonder if I need another... There is a wealth of information about individual swords and viking swords as a whole that can be gleaned from this book. If you are only going to have one book on the era make it this one!
—Updated Oct 10, 2005



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This is bar none my favorite Oakeshott work. In it he provides a detailed listing of his typologies for blades, pommels and crosses and fills us in on many of the other details of his studies. The only downside is that even in this book the typologies are not as clear as they could be and he neglects to define some of the very important technical aspects ...
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—Updated Oct 10, 2005



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