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A genius for war : great commanders of the ancient and medieval worlds, 1600 B.C. - A.D. 1600

Author: Andrew Roberts
Publisher: London : Quercus, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

A magisterial survey of the military giants of the ancient and medieval worlds


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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Roberts
ISBN: 9781847242594 1847242596
OCLC Number: 233788702
Description: pages cm
Contents: Introduction. Contributors. Thutmose III - Joyce Tyldesley. Ramesses II - Joyce Tyldesley. Joshua - Martin van Creveld. King David - Martin van Creveld. Tiglath-Pileser III - Doyne Dawson. Sun Tzu - Jonathan Fenby. Cyrus the Great - Tom Holland. Leonidas - Ben Dupre. Themistocles - Robin Waterfield. Thucydides - Andrew Roberts. Alcibiades - Robin Waterfield. Xenophon - Robin Waterfield. Philip II of Macedon - Robin Lane Fox. Alexander the Great - Robin Lane Fox. Hannibal - Tom Holland. Scipio Africanus - Adrian Goldsworthy. Judah Maccabeus - Martin van Creveld. Pompey - Adrian Goldsworthy. Julius Caesar - Adrian Goldsworthy. Arminius - Adrian Murdoch. Trajan - Adrian Goldsworthy. Zhuge Liang - Jonathan Fenby. Alaric I - John Haywood. Aetius - John Haywood. Attila - John Haywood. Theodoric - John Haywood. Clovis - John Haywood. Belisarius - John Julius Norwich. Muhammad - Efraim Karsh. Charlemagne - John Haywood. Alfred the Great - Justin Pollard. Hastein - John Haywood. William the Conqueror - John Gillingham. Bohemond I - Jonathan Phillips. Frederick Barbarossa - Jonathan Phillips. Genghis Khan - Justin Marozzi. Kublai Khan - Justin Marozzi. Alexander Nevsky - Isabel de Madariaga. Baibars - Jonathan Phillips. Tamerlane - Justin Marozzi. The Black Prince - Jonathan Sumption. Henry V - Robert Hardy. Joan of Arc - Anne Curry. Sultan Mehmet II - John Julius Norwich. Hernan Cortes - Felipe Fernandez-Armesto. Suleyman the Magnificent - John Julius Norwich. Gonzalo de Cordoba - Niccolo Capponi. Akbar the Great - Francis Robinson. Oda Nobunaga - Stephen Turnbull. Further Reading. Index. Picture Credits.
Responsibility: edited by Andrew Roberts.


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Andrew Roberts has assembled an interesting group of authors and contributes a pertinent introduction; a wealth of apposite illustrations and useful battlefield maps complete an excellent volume - Read more...

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