War and Peace in Ancient and Medieval History
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War and Peace in Ancient and Medieval History by Philip De Souza
Book DescriptionThis is a major study of the ideas and practices involved in the making and breaking of peace treaties and truces from Classical Greece to the time of the Crusades. Leading specialists on war and peace in ancient and medieval history examine the creation of peace agreements, and explore the extent to which their terms could be manipulated to serve the interests of one side at the other's expense. The chapters discuss a wide range of uses to which treaties and other peace agreements were put by rulers and military commanders in pursuit of both individual and collective political aims. The book also considers the wider implications of these issues for our understanding of the nature of war and peace in the ancient and medieval periods. This broad-ranging account includes chapters on ancient Persia, the Roman and Byzantine Empires, Anglo-Saxon England and the Vikings.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521817035
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Mar-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.
Ancient World at War, Hardback (April 2008)
Warfare is a topic on which a seemingly endless number of books are published; this is one which is fully justified.
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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Author Biography - Philip De Souza
Philip de Souza is Lecturer in Classics at University College Dublin. He is the author of several books on ancient history, including Piracy in the Graeco-Roman World (1999), The Peloponnesian War 431-404 BC (2002) and The Greek and Persian Wars 499-386 BC (2003). John France is Professor of History at Swansea University. His many publications on medieval history include Victory in the East: a Military History of the First Crusade (1994) and Western Warfare in the Age of the Crusades 1000-1300 (1999).
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