Journals Higher Education



Published: 26 September 2019

408 Pages | 258 figures, images and maps


ISBN: 9780198820123

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The Scythians

Nomad Warriors of the Steppe

Barry Cunliffe

  • The Scythians were nomadic tribes and masters of mounted warfare, who flourished between 900 and 200 BC
  • Barry Cunliffe here marshals this vast array of evidence - both archaeological and textual - in a masterful reconstruction of the lost world of the Scythians
  • A comprehensive treatment of different groups of Scythians from an anthropological as well as an archaeological point of view
  • Provides a critical treatment of the way Greeks wrote about Scythians as 'other'
  • Provides a full treatment of depictions of Scythians on metalwork with special Gallery of the most important items