The Scythians: 700-300 BC/Dr E V Cernenko, Angus McBride, Dr M V Gorelik. Osprey Men at Arms Series 137. Softcover. First edition 1983. Out of print. Condition: Very good. ISBN 0850454786
Although the ‘Scythian period’ in the history of Eastern Europe lasted little more than 400 years, the impression these horsemen made upon the history of their times was such that a thousand years after they had ceased to exist as a sovereign people, the territories which they dominated continued to be known as ‘greater Scythia’. From the very beginnings of their emergence on the world scene the Scythians took part in the greatest campaigns of their times, defeating such mighty contemporaries as Assyria, Urartu, Babylonia, Media and Persia. This highly illustrated book details their costume, weapons and the way they waged war.