The Western Way of War: Infantry Battle in Classical Greece
The Western Way of War: Infantry Battle in Classical Greece
by Victor Davis Hanson

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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.

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Author: Victor Davis Hanson
Creator: John Keegan
Publisher: University of California Press

Manufacturer: University of California Press
EAN: 9780520260092
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 0520260090
Number of items: 1
Number of pages: 320
Publication date: 2009-04-01
Language: English (Published)
Language: English (Original Language)
Language: English (Unknown)
Brand: University of California Press

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