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    DescriptionIntelligence activities have always been an integral part of statecraft. Ancient governments, like modern ones, realized that to keep their borders safe, control their populations, and keep abreast of political developments abroad, they needed a means to collect the intelligence which enabled them to make informed decisions. Today we are well aware of the damage spies can do.Here, for the first time, is a comprehensive guide to the literature of ancient intelligence. The entries present books and periodical articles in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish, and Dutch - with annotations in English. These works address such subjects as intelligence collection and analysis (political and military), counterintelligence, espionage, cryptology (Greek and Latin), tradecraft, covert action, and similar topics (it does not include general battle studies and general discussions of foreign policy).Sections are devoted to general espionage, intelligence related to road building, communication, and tradecraft, intelligence in Greece, during the reign of Alexander the Great and in the Hellenistic Age, in the Roman republic, the Roman empire, the Byzantine empire, the Muslim world, and in Russia, China, India, and Africa. The books can be located in libraries in the United States; in cases where volumes are in one library only, the author indicates where they may be found.

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    Espionage in the Ancient World
    An Annotated Bibliography of Books and Articles in Western Languages
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) R.M. Sheldon, Foreword by Thomas-Durrell Young
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 244
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    ISBN 13: 9780786437689
    ISBN 10: 0786437685

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.4
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Libri: I-RB
    BIC subject category V2: JPSH
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: REF004000, HIS002000
    DC22: 951.904245
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000, BIO008000
    DC22: 016.32712090
    Thema V1.0: JPSH, NHB, NHC
    Illustrations note
    glossary, index
    McFarland & Co Inc
    Imprint name
    McFarland & Co Inc
    Publication date
    15 April 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Jefferson, NC
    Review quote
    "Splendid...accessible format with excellent indexes...provides a wealth of information...recommended" - Booklist/RBB; "well researched, organized and indexed...an excellent work...highly recommended" - Choice; "delightful and impressive work...highly informative...a reader could learn much from merely reading the introductions, annotations, and reviews" - Reference & User Services Quarterly; "an essential reference work" - CIA Website; "an immensely useful compilation...authority on the subject...the organization of the collection is solid and intelligent" - Military History; "comprehensive...worthwhile" - Cryptologia; "the first comprehensive guide to the literature of ancient intelligence...worthwhile" - The Cryptogram."