Ancient Warfare: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short by Harry Sidebottom

By Harry Sidebottom

Greek and Roman battle was once in contrast to that of the other tradition prior to or considering that. the foremost distinction is frequently held to be that the Greeks and Romans practiced a "Western method of War," within which the purpose is an open, decisive battle--won by way of braveness instilled, partially, via self-discipline. right here, Harry Sidebottom appears at how this Western manner of struggle used to be built and maintained by means of the Greeks and Romans and why this idea is so generic today.

All facets of old conflict are completely examined--from philosophy and technique to the technical talents had to struggle. Sidebottom examines warfare within the wider context, displaying how wars have been in a position to form classical society, and the way an individual's identification used to be occasionally developed via battle, as relating to the Christian soldier battling in God's identify. He additionally explores the ways that historical society thought of clash: Can a battle be simply? Why used to be siege conflict quite bloody? What position did divine intervention play within the final result of a conflict? Taking attention-grabbing examples from the iliad, Tacitus, and the Persian Wars, Sidebottom makes use of arresting anecdotes and impressive visible pictures to teach that any realizing of historic conflict is an ongoing strategy of interpretation.

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Ancient Warfare: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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