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By David Lindholm, David Nicolle, Angus McBride

ISBN-10: 1841765058

ISBN-13: 9781841765051

Whereas Scandinavia's 'Viking Age' is among the such a lot studied points of early medieval background, less has been released concerning the centuries that undefined. but the armies of Sweden, Norway and Denmark provide attention-grabbing changes from the remainder of medieval Western Europe, either of their supplier and their warfare apparatus - due in part to their remoteness, weather and terrain, yet partially to their lengthy freedom from the feudal approach of alternative kingdoms. This publication explains the distinctive nature of Scandinavian armies, formed via the relative weak spot of kings and aristocrats, and the contrasts among the separate international locations of the North.

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