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Ancient Warfare : a Very Short Introduction.

Author: Sidebottom, Harry.
Publisher: Oxford University Press 2005.
Series: Very short introductions.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Greek and Roman warfare differed from other cultures and was unlike any other forms of warfare before and after. The key difference is often held to be that the Greeks and Romans practised a 'Western Way of War', where the aim is an open, decisive battle, won by courage instilled in part by discipline. Harry Sidebottom looks at how and why this 'Western Way of War' was constructed and maintained by the Greeks and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sidebottom, Harry.
ISBN: 1280752785 9781280752780 9780191776045 0191776041 9780192804709 0192804707
OCLC Number: 824558591
Description: 1 online resource (192 pages)
Contents: 1. 'On my command unleash hell!' The Western Way of War? ; 2. Thinking with war ; 3. War and Society ; 4. Thinking about war ; 5. Strategy, Campaigns, and Logistics ; 6. Fighting ; 7. 'Some people don't know when they are beaten.' Imagining war.
Series Title: Very short introductions.

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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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