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Ancient Warfare: A Very Short Introduction

Harry Sidebottom

November 2004

ISBN: 9780192804709

192 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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Greek and Roman warfare differed from other cultures and was unlike any other forms of warfare before and after. All aspects of ancient warfare are thoroughly examined from philosophy to the technical skills needed to fight. He looks at war in a wider context and explores the ways in which ancient society thought about conflict: Can a war be just? Why was siege warfare particularly bloody? What role did divine intervention play in the outcome of a battle?

  • All aspects of ancient warfare thoroughly examined from philosophy to the technical skills needed to fight.

About the Author(s)

Harry Sidebottom, Greyfriar's Hall, Oxford

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.

Reviews

"This is a little book which is jam-packed with ideas and insights. This book offers an interesting and invigorating read." - TLS

"I am addicted to this series of pocket-portable introductory lectures - they provoke active and reactive thought." - The Guardian

"Small but impressive" - Soldier Magazine