Ancient Warfare

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ISBN:

9780192804709

Publication date:

07/03/2005

Paperback

Price: 250.00 INR

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ISBN:

9780192804709

Publication date:

07/03/2005

Paperback

Part of Very Short Introduction

Sidebottom

Suitable for: Anyone interested in ancient history and-or warfare.

Rights:  OUP UK (Indian Territory)

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Description

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 Romans, why this concept is so popular and prevalent today, and at whether or not this is an accurate interpretation. All aspects of ancient warfare are thoroughly examined - from philosophy and strategy to the technical skills needed to fight. He looks at war in the wider context - how wars could shape classical society, and how the individual s identity could be constructed by war, for example the Christian soldier fighting in God s name. He also explores the ways in which ancient society thought about conflict

Part of Very Short Introduction

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Table of 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.

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  • All aspects of ancient warfare thoroughly examined from philosophy to the technical skills needed to fight. Part of the very successful VSI series. Over 1 million sold so far

Description

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 Romans, why this concept is so popular and prevalent today, and at whether or not this is an accurate interpretation. All aspects of ancient warfare are thoroughly examined - from philosophy and strategy to the technical skills needed to fight. He looks at war in the wider context - how wars could shape classical society, and how the individual s identity could be constructed by war, for example the Christian soldier fighting in God s name. He also explores the ways in which ancient society thought about conflict

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Table of 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.

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