The Western way of war: Infantry Battle in Classical Greece download free [PDF and Ebook] by Victor Davis Hanson

The Western way of war: Infantry Battle in Classical Greece download free [PDF and Ebook] by Victor Davis Hanson year 2011
  • Book name: The Western way of war: Infantry Battle in Classical Greece
  • Author: Victor Davis Hanson
  • Release date: 2011/8/6
  • Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9780520260092
  • Rating: 7.83 of 10
  • Votes: 295
  • Review by: Carmelo Alger
  • Review rating: 7.76 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/11
  • Total pages: 320
  • Includes a PDF summary of 27 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: The Greeks of the classical age invented not only the central idea of Western politics - that the power of state should be guided by a majority of its citizens - but also the central act of Western warfare, the decisive infantry battle. Instead of ambush, skirmish, or combat between individual heroes, the Greeks of the fifth century B.C. devised a ferocious, brief, and destructive head-on clash between armed men of all ages. In this bold, original study, Victor Davis Hanson shows how this brutal enterprise was dedicated to the same outcome as consensual government - an unequivocal, instant resolution to dispute. Linking this new style of fighting to the rise of constitutional government, Hanson raises new issues and questions old assumptions about the history of war. A new preface addresses recent scholarship on Greek warfare.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 14H2M39S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: European History, Military History, Ancient History: To C 500 CE, Classical History / Classical Civilisation
  • Available formats: PDF, LRF, EPUB, DOC, TXT, AZW, WORD, PNG. Compressed in ZIP, CBZ, AZW3, RAR
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 39.56 USD
  • Dimensions: 152x229x22mm
  • Weight: 454g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Berkerley, United States
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