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Ancient Warfare: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) Kindle Edition – Kindle eBook, 25 November 2004

4.1 out of 5 stars 35 ratings
Edition: Illustrated

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Product details

  • Kindle Edition : 166 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0192804709
  • ISBN-10 : 0192804707
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford; Illustrated Edition (25 November 2004)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.1 out of 5 stars 35 ratings

Product description


`I am addicted to this series of pocket-portable introductory lectures. Harry Sidebottom fairly presumes that you wouldn't know a hoplite if one thrust a spear at you, and that you grasped legionary tactics from watching the DVD of Gladiator. The book manages to cover practical fighting from the Iliad to Islam's challenge to Byzantium; war as personal and state metaphor in Greece and Rome; strategy and motivation on sea and land; and then nips briskly on to historians' re-evaluations of the above - in 128 neat pages plus extra reading list and a wicked chronology. Got that? Right, then. Fall in.' Guardian Review --This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Dr Harry Sidebottom is Fellow of Greyfriar`s Hall, and Lecturer in Ancient History at Lincoln College, University of Oxford. He had written for and contributed to many publications, including Classical Review, Journal of Roman Studies, and War and Society in the Roman World. --This text refers to the paperback edition.