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War and society in the ancient and medieval worlds : Asia, the Mediterranean, Europe, and Mesoamerica

Author: Kurt A Raaflaub; Nathan Stewart Rosenstein
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University, Center for Hellenic Studies, 1999.
Series: Center for Hellenic Studies colloquia, 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A unique, multiauthored social history of war from the third millennium B.C.E. to the tenth century C.E. in the Mediterranean, the Near East, and Europe (Egypt, Achaemenid Persia, Greece, the Hellenistic world, the Roman, Republic and Empire, the Byzantine Empire the early Islamic world, and early medieval Europe), with parallel studies of Mesoamerica (the Maya and Aztecs) and East Asia (China, Japan)."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Kongress
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
War and society in the ancient and medieval worlds.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University, Center for Hellenic Studies, 1999
(OCoLC)607419432
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kurt A Raaflaub; Nathan Stewart Rosenstein
ISBN: 067494660X 9780674946606 0674006593 9780674006591
OCLC Number: 41601137
Notes: Based on papers presented at a colloquium held June 1996, Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, D.C.
Description: viii, 484 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Early China / Robin D.S. Yates --
Japan to 1300 / W. Wayne Farris --
Ancient Egypt / Andrea M. Gnirs --
Achaemenid empire / Pierre Briant --
Archaic and classical Greece / Kurt Raaflaub --
Hellenistic world / Charles D. Hamilton --
Republican Rome / Nathan Rosenstein --
Roman empire / Brian Campbell --
Byzantine world / John Haldon --
Early medieval Europe / Bernard S. Bachrach --
Early Islamic world / Patricia Crone --
Ancient Maya warfare / David Webster --
Aztec world / Ross Hassig --
A paradigm for the study of war and society / R. Brian Ferguson.
Series Title: Center for Hellenic Studies colloquia, 3.
Responsibility: edited by Kurt Raaflaub & Nathan Rosenstein.

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