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Title New perspectives on ancient warfare / edited by Garrett G. Fagan, Matthew Trundle
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 372 pages, 19 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Series History of warfare, 1385-7827 ; v. 59
History of warfare ; v. 59.
Contents Weapons, technological determinism, and ancient warfare / Fernando Echeverria Rey -- Chariotry to calvary : developments in the early first millennium / Robin Archer -- "I fell upon him like a furious arrow" : toward a reconstruction of the Assyrian tactical system / Garrett G. Fagan -- All the king's horse : in search of Achaemenid Persian cavalry / Christopher Tuplin -- A cup by Douris and the Battle of Marathon / Peter Krentz -- "Those who sail are to receive a wage" : naval warfare and finance in Archaic Eretria / Hans van Wees -- Coinage and the transformation of Greek warfare / Matthew Trundle -- The Carthaginian navy : questions and assumptions / Louis Rawlings -- Phalanges in Rome? / Nathan Rosenstein -- Caesar and the Helvetians / David Potter
Summary Ten leading scholars of ancient warfare offer new insights on several aspects of military activity from the Later Bronze Age to the Roman Empire. They make significant contributions to understanding warfare on land and sea, to the social and economic aspects of war, and to battlefield experience. The studies illustrate the ways in which technology, innovation, cultural exchange and tactical developments transformed ancient warfare. Papers survey the armies of Assyria and Persia, the important role of navies and money in transforming Greek warfare, and how Romans learned to fight as soldiers an
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Military art and science -- History -- To 500.
Military history, Ancient.
HISTORY -- Military -- Other.
Military art and science.
Military history, Ancient.
guerre -- Antiquité -- études diverses.
armée -- Antiquité -- études diverses.
art de la guerre -- Antiquité -- études diverses.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Fagan, Garrett G., 1963-
Trundle, Matthew, 1965-
ISBN 9789004187344