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The grand strategy of classical Sparta : the Persian challenge

Author: Paul Anthony Rahe
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2015] ©2015
Series: Yale library of military history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"More than 2,500 years ago a confederation of small Greek city-states defeated the invading armies of Persia, the most powerful empire in the world. In this meticulously researched study, historian Paul Rahe argues that Sparta was responsible for the initial establishment of the Hellenic defensive coalition and was, in fact, the most essential player in its ultimate victory. Drawing from an impressive range of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Anthony Rahe
ISBN: 9780300116427 030011642X 9780300227093 0300227094
OCLC Number: 906877996
Description: xiv, 408 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : a clash of civilizations --
Prologue : a regime and its grand strategy --
Part I. The crisis of Sparta's grand strategy --
A shadow growing in the east --
Mainland defense --
The Ionian revolt --
The first round --
Part II. The crisis comes to a head --
The formation of the Hellenic League --
Thermopylae and Artemisium --
Salamis --
Plataea and Mycale --
Epilogue : the aftermath.
Series Title: Yale library of military history.
Other Titles: Persian challenge
Responsibility: Paul A. Rahe.
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