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western way of war

Victor Davis Hanson

western way of war

infantry battle in Classical Greece

by Victor Davis Hanson

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Published by Hodder and Stoughton in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Greece -- History, military.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p231-234. - Includes index.

    StatementVictor Davis Hanson ; with an introduction by John Keegan.
    SeriesA John Curtis book
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsU33
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxiv,244p. ;
    Number of Pages244
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18961243M
    ISBN 100340510587


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Religious and ideological constraints have sel-dom interfered with either the discussion or the conduct of war in the West. On the one hand, the ‘laws of war’ have File Size: KB. The Western Way of War draws from an extraordinary range of sources--Greek poetry, drama, and vase painting, as well as historical records--to describe what actually took place on the battlefield.

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