Cataphracti and Clibanarii, Studies on the Heavy Armoured Cavalry of the Ancient World
Description: softcover, 106 pp. (24x16,5cm), 27 figs.
Condition: very good
Mariusz Mielczarek, Cataphracti and Clibanarii, Studies on the Heavy Armoured Cavalry of the Ancient World, Oficyna Naukowa MS, Lodz 1993
A fully documented study of the heavy armoured cavalry of the ancient world. The author reviews the ancient sources, discusses the tactics involved in the use of such cavalry, and then describes the arms and armour as used by the Parthians and Sassanians, the Seleucids, the Romans and Palmyrenes. An appendix considers also the Samaritan and Bosporan cavalry.
Part I. Sources
Part II. Cataphracti and clibanarii
Tactics and the problem of the origin of the formation Part III. Cataphracti and clibanarii
Organization and arms and armour
1. Parthian and Sassanian cataphracti and clibanarii
2. Seleucid cataphracti
3. Roman cataphracti (catafractarii) and clibanarii
4. Palmyrenian clibanarii
Sarmatian and Bosporan heavy armoured cavalry