The Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Warfare - Philip Sabin (Hardcover)

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Barcode
9780521857796
Department
Books
Released
1 Jan 2008
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Philip Sabin (Editor)
Hans Van Wees (Editor)
Michael Whitby (Editor)
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Cambridge Univ Pr
Edition
1
Dimensions
235 x 159 x 89mm (2.4kg)

Summary

  • Systematic and up-to-date account of warfare from Archaic Greece to the seventh century AD.
  • Warfare was the single biggest preoccupation of historians in antiquity. In recent decades fresh textual interpretations, numerous new archaeological discoveries and a much broader analytical focus emphasising social, economic, political and cultural approaches have transformed our understanding of ancient warfare. This two-volume History reflects these developments and provides a systematic account, written by a distinguished cast of contributors, of the various themes underlying the warfare of the Greek world from Archaic Greece to the Arab conquests of the seventh century AD. For each broad period developments in troop-types, equipment, strategy and tactics are discussed. These are placed in the broader context of developments in international relations and the relationship of warfare to both the state and wider society. Numerous illustrations, a glossary and chronology, and information about the authors mentioned supplement the text. This will become the primary reference work for specialists and non-specialists alike.

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General Subject
History/World
BISAC Subject 1
History / Ancient / Greece
BISAC Subject 2
History / Ancient / Rome
BISAC Subject 3
History / Military / Other
Library Subject 1
Military art and science; Rome; History.
Library Subject 2
Military art and science; Greece; History.
Academic Subject 1
Military History - Ancient
Academic Subject 2
Ancient Rome - History
Dewey Classification
355.020938

Author Bio

Sabin, Philip: - Philip Sabin is Professor of Strategic Studies in the Department of War Studies at King's College London. His main academic interest concerns the analytical modelling of conflict, and he is the author of Lost Battles: Reconstructing the Great Clashes of the Ancient World (2007) and co-editor (with Tim Cornell and Boris Rankov) of The Second Punic War: A Reappraisal (1996). He teaches and writes about the strategy and tactics of warfare from ancient times to the twenty-first century.