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The Western way of war : infantry battle in classical Greece

Author: Victor Davis Hanson
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, New York : Distributed by Random House. 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Presenting a new interpretation of Greek warfare, this study examines what actually took place on the battlefield. It draws on the evidence of poetry, drama, vases and historical records to reveal  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hanson, Victor Davis.
Western way of war.
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1989
(OCoLC)623377813
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victor Davis Hanson
ISBN: 0394571886 9780394571881 0195065883 9780195065886
OCLC Number: 18961316
Description: xxiv, 244 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: I: The Greeks and modern warfare --
Ordinary things, ordinary people --
A Western way of war --
Not strategy, not tactics --
The Hoplite and his phalanx: War in an agricultural society --
Sources of inquiry --
II: The ordeal of the Hoplite --
The burden of Hoplite arms and armor --
The old men --
The dread of massed attack --
III: The triumph of will --
A soldier's general --
Unit spirit and morale: The origins of the regimental system --
Drink --
IV: Battle! --
The charge --
A collision of men --
Tears and gaps --
The push and collapse --
Confusion, misdirection, and mob violence --
V: Aftermath --
The killing field --
The wounded --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Victor Davis Hanson ; with an introduction by John Keegan.

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