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Ancient warfare : a very short introduction

Author: Harry Sidebottom
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Series: Very short introductions, 117.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book explores the ways in which ancient society thought about conflict. Many aspects of ancient warfare are examined from philosophy to the technical skills needed to fight"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Sidebottom
ISBN: 0192804707 9780192804709
OCLC Number: 56755648
Description: 165 pages : illustrations, maps ; 18 cm.
Contents: 'At my signal unleash hell' : the Western way of war? --
Thinking with war --
War and society --
Thinking about war --
Strategy --
Fighting --
'People should know when they are conquered' : the reinventions of the Western way of war.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 117.
Responsibility: Harry Sidebottom.
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Examines various aspects of ancient warfare from philosophy to the technical skills needed to fight. This work looks at war in a wider context and explores the ways in which ancient society thought  Read more...

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Small but impressive * Soldier Magazine * I am addicted to this series of pocket-portable introductory lectures - they provoke active and reactive thought. * The Guardian * This is a little book Read more...

 
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