Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers
& Sites of Interest

Urartu: The Kingdom of Van, Opposition for the Assyrians by Clive Naseby
Skythian Gold Pectoral from Tovsta Mohyla Kurhan, 4th Century BC, Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine, Kiev
Sarmatians in a painted tomb of the Crimean Bosporus, 2nd century BC
Bactrian Yuezhi embroidered on carpet, Noyon Uul, Mongolia, after 120 BC
Bactrian Yuezhi spearman on a textile from Sampula (Khotan Prefecture, Xinjiang), after 120 BC
Prints of Britons & Gauls by Racinet
Sarmatian horsemen on a vessel from Kosika, Kuban, 1st century AD
Clothing of the Ancient Celts: A Guide to Celtic Costume by M. E. Riley
Parthia, an extract from Ancient Arts Of Central Asia by Tamara Talbot Rice
Siberian gold and bronze belt buckles & plaques, an extract from Ancient Arts Of Central Asia by Tamara Talbot Rice
Orlat Battle Plaque, early Sarmatian [Kangju (K'ang-kiu) or Yuezhi] or Hun [Tashtyk, "White Huns" - the Hephthalites]
The Stroganov Plate (or Freer Shapur plate). A Sasanian King Hunting Boar. Iran, 4th century AD
Sasanian, Kushano-Sasanian or Hephthalite Plate, British Museum 123093, 4th century AD
Turks & Sogdians on a marble mortuary bed, Miho Museum, Shigaraki, Japan, 6th– 8th century AD
6th-7th century Romans in the Ashburnham Pentateuch
Sasanian Army by Professor A. Sh. Shahbazi
The Representation of Costumes in the Reliefs of Taq-i-Bustan by Elsie Holmes Peck.
Relief Carving of Prince David Saharouni, Cathedral of Mrèn, Armenia, c.640AD
Royal Couple, Fondukistan, late 7th-early 8th century
Sackler plate, Sasanian King Hunting Ibex, 600-800 AD, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, S1987.109
Umayyad Coin of Yazīd ibn al Muhallab, early 8th century AD
'Pur-i Vahman' plate with a Horsearcher Hunting, Khurisani or Soghdian, c.8th Century. S-247
Byzantium's Neighbours: The Bulgarians by Steven Lowe
Carolingian Arms and Armor in the Ninth Century, by Simon Coupland
'Chastity & Lust' in Prudentius' Psychomachia, Bern, Burgerbibliothek, Cod. 264, Lake Constance, c.900AD
Daylamī by David Nicolle Ghaznavid Maces. An extract from "The Arts of the Muslim Knight" The Furusiyya Art Foundation Collection by Bashir Mohamed
Saxon Arms and Armour in Scenes and Characters of the Middle Ages, by Edward Lewes Cutts
A note on the portrait illumination of Basil II in his psalter by Paul Stephenson
The Pila, an Islamic Ablution Basin, Spain, early to mid 11th century
Combat Against the Red Dragon with Seven Heads and Ten Horns, Cod. 33 Real Academia de la Historia, Spain
The Depiction of Byzantine Military Equipment in Kappadokian Murals by Stephern Lowe
Integral and Separate Coifs by Steven Lowe
The Betrayal: Military Iconography and Archaeology in the Byzantine Paintings of the 11th-15th c. AD Representing the Arrest of Our Lord by Raffaele D’Amato
Barlaam and Ioasaph, The Holy Monastery of Iveron, Mount Athos, Byzantine Greece, Codex. 463, c.1075-1125AD
The 'Norman Bib' Reconstructed by Steven Lowe
Knights & infantry in Archivolt carvings above the Leoni door of the church of San Nicola in Bari, Italy, 1099 to 1106 AD
A series of 10 painted windows in the monastery church of St Denis in Paris
Shrine of St. Manchán, of Manghan, c. 1130, Boher church, Co. Offaly, Ireland
Judas Maccabeus portrayed as a Polish knight in the Plock Bible, second quarter of the 12th century
Murder of Thomas Becket on the font in Lyngsjo Church, Scania, southern Sweden, late 12th century
Relief with Horse Riders & Wrestlers, Dagestan, Caucasus, 12th-14th century
Illustration of a Welshman from a 13th century Latin text of The Laws of Hywel Dda, Peniarth 28
Painted wood box with the Legend of Guilhem of Orange, Southern France, about 1200–1225
Andalusians in the story of Bayad and Riyad, early 13th century
Welsh infantry in Littere Wallie in Chapter House Liber A
Armour of Franks of the Middle Ages by Albert Racinet
The Florentine Army, c.1260-1325 by Guy Halsall
The Seljuqs of Rum by Steven Lowe and Martin Baker
Clothing, The Saljuqs and the post-Saljuq period by Elsie H. Peck
'Julius Caesar and Attendants' from the Nine Heroes Tapestries, Flanders, c. 1400–1410
The 1381 Conquest of Naples by Charles of Durazzo, by the Master c.1400 in Florence, Italy
Drawing of the remains of mural decoration in Holycross Abbey, Co. Tipperary, Ireland, late 14th-early 15th Centuries.
The Tomb of Ó Catháin, Dungiven Priory, Ireland, 14th or 15th century
The Robe, Boots and Bow of Byzantine Emperor John VIII Palaeologus, by Antonio Pisanello, Italy, 1438
Warfare and Firearms in Fifteenth Century Morocco, 1400-1492 By Weston F. Cook Jr.
Drawings on the wall of Abbey Knockmoy, Co. Galway, Ireland, 15th Century
Scottish Archers of Charles VII’s Guard, c.1455, in the 'Adoration of the Magi' Hours of Etienne Chevalier, Musée Condé, Chantilly, France
Cassone with painted front panel called the 'Conquest of Trebizond', Florence, Italy, c.1461–1465.
The Crucifixion, by Andreas Pavias, Crete, second half of the 15th century
The Battle of Murten (Morat), Bernese Chronicle by Diebold Schilling the Elder, Swiss, painted c.1480-1484
Ivan the Great and his 1499-1503 Campaigns, Part One - The Lithuanian Campaign by C N Hammersley
Sultans with Horns: The Political Significance of Headgear in the Mamluk Empire by Albrecht Fuess
Renaissance Warfare by George Gush
Mamluks in 'The reception of Ambassador Domenico Trevisiano at Damascus', painting by Gentille Bellini school, 1511
Military Developments of the Sixteenth Century, by Andrew Murdin
Examples Of Imperial Military Dress c.1578 by Simon Chick
The Old Wild East of Renaissance Europe: the Muscovite Conquest of Siberia by Matthew Bennett & Paul Hitchin
Derricke's The Image of Irelande, 1581
Four 'Irish' mercenaries in Stettin during the Thirty Years War.
A Laplander, a Livonian, an Irishman and a Scot in the broadsheet: Auß Lap vnd Liefflandt
Pacata Hibernia : or, A history of the wars in Ireland during the reign of Queen Elizabeth, 1633
Báry Péter, hussar in a Croatian regiment, decapitates an Ottoman and his horse, c.1660s.
The Army Of The Most Serene Republic Of Genoa In The Austrian Succession War, by G. C. Boeri & R. Vela
Battle of Saratoga Information
Origins and derivatives of Octavien Dalvimart's collection of Turkish costume
The Mysore Wars of Haidar Ali and Tipu Sultan
The Prusso-Saxon Army at Jena 14th October 1806 by Peter Hofschröer
Infantry Skirmishing in the Napoleonic Wars by Peter Hofschröer
The White Uniforms of the French Army, 1806-1807 described by Guy C. Dempsey Jr., illustrated by R. J. Marrion
Uniforms of the Archduke Charles' Legion by Ken Bunger
The Great Cavalry Battle Of Liebertwolkwitz (14th October, 1813) by Peter Hofschröer
Russo-German Legion Uniforms
Full corrected OCR text of 1815, Waterloo by Henry Houssaye, 1905
Full corrected OCR text of The battle of Wavre and Grouchy's retreat; a study of an obscure part of the Waterloo campaign by Hyde Kelly 1905. Includes 3 maps (2.7MB)
"Bagaderan" - Russian Deserters In The Persian Army, 1802-1839, by Aleksandr Kibovskii. Translated by Mark Conrad
The Persian Regular Army of the First Half of the 19th Century, by Aleksandr Kibovskii and Vadim Yegorov. Translated by Mark Conrad
The 1859 Italian War-Operations Of War by Luigi Casali
Organizations And Uniforms Of The Mahdist Armies, 1883-1898 By Doug Johnson Illustrations By Greg Rose

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