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Ancient Warfare

Harry Sidebottom.

November 2004; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE); Ancient Warfare. 192 pages.

Ancient Warfare: A Very Short Introduction examines all aspects of ancient warfare, from philosophy and strategy to the technical skills needed to fight. How did wars shape classical...

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‘At my signal unleash hell’: the Western Way of War?

in Ancient Warfare

November 2004; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE); Ancient Warfare. 4806 words.

Popular culture depicts the Romans fighting the ‘Western Way of War’ where the aim is an open, decisive battle, which is won with courage and discipline. The other side are portrayed as...

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Fighting

in Ancient Warfare

November 2004; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE); Ancient Warfare. 9767 words.

It wasn't until John Keegan's book The Face of Battle was published in 1976 that historians started to look at battle from the perspective of the ordinary soldier. ‘Fighting’ looks at...

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‘People should know when they are conquered’: the reinventions of the Western Way of War

in Ancient Warfare

November 2004; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE); Ancient Warfare. 3015 words.

Psychology plays an important part in victory and defeat in ancient warfare. Despite what many people are led to believe by depictions of classical warfare in films and books, genocide was...

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Strategy

in Ancient Warfare

November 2004; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE); Ancient Warfare. 4919 words.

Examining the grand but unfulfilled decisions and plans of various leaders and races from the ancient world allows us to learn a great deal about ancient strategy in warfare.‘Strategy’...

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Thinking about war

in Ancient Warfare

November 2004; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE); Ancient Warfare. 3897 words.

The thinkers of the classical world were very concerned with war, ideas on the reasons for war, its justifications, and its accepted limits. ‘Thinking about war’ considers what these...

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Thinking with war

in Ancient Warfare

November 2004; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE); Ancient Warfare. 5428 words.

War played a huge part in the lives of the Greeks and Romans in the ancient world. It was all pervasive. They frequently used ideas connected to war to understand their place in the world....

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War and society

in Ancient Warfare

November 2004; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE); Ancient Warfare. 4639 words.

The way a society makes war is a projection of the construction of that society. ‘War and society’ looks at this issue from the opposite perspective by taking three examples to illustrate...

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