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Title The ancient world at war : a global history / edited by Philip de Souza.

Imprint London ; New York : Thames & Hudson, 2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  930 An22w 2008    ---  Available
Description 320 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 28 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 308-310) and index.
Contents Introduction: the terrible tide of war / Philip de Souza -- War before history / R. Brian Ferguson -- Ancient Egyptian warfare / Ian Shaw and Daniel Boatright -- Ancient Near Eastern warfare / Nigel Tallis -- The might of the Persian empire / Nicholas Sekunda -- Minoan and Mycenaean warfare / Alan Peatfield -- War in Archaic and Classical Greece / Hams vam Wees -- Alexander the Great and Hellenistic warfare / David Potter -- Armies of the Roman Republic / Nathan Rosenstein -- Celtic and Iberian warrior cultures / Louis Rawlings -- Imperial Roman warfare / Jon Coulston -- Rome and the barbarians / Hugh Elton -- Central Asia from the Scythians to the Huns / Jon Coulston -- Warfare in ancient South Asia / Robin Coningham and Mark Manuel -- Warfare in ancient China / Charles A. Peterson -- Warfare in early Korea and Japan / Gina Barnes -- Mesoamerica from the Olmecs to the Aztecs / Ross Hassig -- Ancient warfare in the Andes / Brian S. Bauer, Elizabeth Arkush and Joe Szymczak.
Summary From the Publisher: A global history of ancient warfare, covering Egypt, the Near East, Greece, Rome, Central Asia, India, China, Korea, Japan, and the Americas. In this new survey of ancient warfare, a group of distinguished historians and archaeologists discusses major battles and wars from around the world. The book ranges in time from 8000 BC and the earliest evidence of warfare in northern Iraq to the armies of the Aztecs and Incas half a millennium ago, and includes Alexander the Great's triumphant campaigns against Persia in the fourth century BC, Caesar's Gallic Wars, the Han Chinese defeat of the nomadic Xiongnu horsemen, and the Inca ruler Atahualpa's last stand against Pizarro. The authors combine descriptions of the course of military events with expert analyses and explanations of the underlying social, economic, and cultural factors that shaped ancient warfare. Their essays survey the evolution of armies, tactics, and military equipment, from the strategic mastery evident in an early Chinese treatise on war by Sunzi to the rise of the Greek hoplite warrior and the development of swords and armor in ancient Japan. Special features cover key battles such as Qadesh, Issus, and Cannae; weaponry from shields to artillery; and visual resources such as Trajan's Column and the Terracotta Army. The rich illustrative material includes photographs, drawings, and specially commissioned 3-D battle reconstructions, maps, and plans. 351 illustrations, 150 in color. Contributions by: Elizabeth Arkush; Gina Barnes; Brian S. Bauer ; Daniel Boatright; Robin Coningham; Jon Coulston; Hugh Elton; R. Brian Ferguson ; Ross Hassig; Mark Manuel; Alan Peatfield; Charles A. Peterson; David Potter; Louis Rawlings; Nathan Rosenstein; Nicholas Sekunda; Ian Shaw; Joe Szymczak; Nigel Tallis; Hans van Wees.
Subject Military history, Ancient.
Military history, Medieval.
Military art and science -- History -- To 500.
Military art and science -- History -- Medieval, 500-1500.
Added Author De Souza, Philip.
ISBN 9780500251386 (hbk.)
050025138X (hbk.)
Standard No. NZ1 11669752
UKHUL 050025138X

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