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Galloglass, from the Gaelic gallóglaigh meaning 'foreign warriors' from the Hebrides, were fearsome axe-wielding mercenaries from the West Highlands and Islands of Scotland who fought in the retinues of Irish magnates from the mid-13th century until the early 17th century. This work, written by Gaelic historian Fergus Cannan, looks at the clan and family structures of the galloglass, their performance in battle, their weapons and armour, and way of life in time of peace and war. The unique fighting skills and tactics of the galloglass are also examined in this pioneering study, as well as how galloglass were organized on the battlefield, and their command structures and systems of rank.
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Fergus Cannan is a historian of the medieval Celtic west, and a prolific writer, scholar and museum professional. His Gaelic forebears were involved in many of the events detailed in this book. Among his other publications are a history of Scottish arms and armour, and he presented the feature about battles of the Scottish War for Independence on the Blu-ray DVD release of Braveheart.Review:
"The experience of the galloglass in warfare, especially the central activity of raiding, as well as the dramatic scenes of battle, are well explored and provide important insights into the nature of warfare in Ireland in contrast to the rest of Europe at the time." - MATTHEW BENNETT, MILITARY ILLUSTRATED
“Cannan’s text includes an enormous amount of fascinating detail ... The text is enriched by a wealth of photographs, maps and other graphics, including a series of very fine, full-page, colour reconstruction graphics by Seán Ó’Brógáin. ... Everyone reading this book will gain much in the way of information and a vivid picture of the lives and impact of galloglass.” – ANDY HALPIN, ULSTER JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGY
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Book Description Osprey, 2010. Paperback. Condition: BRAND NEW. Seller Inventory # 1846035775_abe_bn
Book Description Osprey Publishing, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1846035775
Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Sean O'Brogain (illustrator). Language: English. Brand new Book. Galloglass, from the Gaelic galloglaigh for 'foreign warriors', were mercenaries from the Western Isles of Scotland who fought in the retinues of Irish magnates from the mid-13th century until the early 17th century. This work looks at the clan and family structures of the galloglass, their performance in battle, their weapons and armor and how these were made and by whom. The unique fighting skills and tactics of the galloglass are also studied, as well as how they were organized on the battlefield and their command structures and systems of rank. Seller Inventory # BTE9781846035777
Book Description Osprey Publishing, 2010. Condition: New. Ó?Brógáin, Seán (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M1846035775
Book Description Osprey Pub Co, 2010. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. first edition edition. 64 pages. 10.00x7.25x0.10 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk1846035775