The Ancient World at War
A Global History
By (author) Philip de Souza
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Ancient World at War by Philip de Souza
Book DescriptionWarfare is a topic on which a seemingly endless number of books are published; this is one which is fully justified. The most obviously outstanding feature of the volume is its scope, with a world-wide range of ancient civilizations covered, from the familiar Greeks and Romans, to Egypt and the Near East, Celts, central Europeans, Olmecs, Aztecs and Incas, and the early armies of China, Japan and Korea. The chapters are each assigned to big names in their respective fields, and the text is impressively detailed for a glossy production of this kind, whilst still pitched at the non-specialist reader. The book is illustrated throughout, mostly in colour and the many maps and battle-plans are of admirable clarity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780500251386
(270mm x 214mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Philip de Souza
War and Peace in Ancient and Medieval History, Paperback (March 2011)
Study of the making and breaking of peace treaties and truces from Classical Greece to the High Middle Ages.
Roman News, Paperback / softback (March 2009)
Covering ancient civilizations in the form of a daily newspaper written at the time, this innovative and acclaimed series presents historical nonfiction in a unique, kid-friendly format. Illustrations.
Greek and Persian Wars 499-386, Paperback (November 2003)
The wars between Classical Greece and the Persian Empire produced such famous battles as Marathon, Thermopylae and Salamis. This volume reveals the social, political and military impact of these wars, drawing on the contemporary writings of Herodotus, author of the world's first "history".
Peloponnesian War 431-404, Paperback (November 2003)» View all books by Philip de Souza
It is a testament to its enduring intrigue that the events of the Peloponnesian War are studied for what they can teach about diplomacy, strategy and tactics. This volume offers vivid insights into the impact of warfare on the people who are celebrated as the founders of Western civilization.
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