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    DescriptionThe range and extent of the Peloponnesian War of the fifth century BC has led to it being described as a 'world war' in miniature. With the struggle between Athens and Sparta at its core, the twenty-seven-year conflict drew in states from all points of the compass; from Byzantion in the north, Crete in the south, Asia Minor in the east and Sicily in the west. Since Thucydides described the war as 'the greatest disturbance to befall the Greeks' numerous studies have been made of individual episodes and topics. This authoritative work is the first single-volume study of the entire war to be published in over seventy-five years. Lazenby avoids the tendency of allowing historiography to obscure the analysis, and while paying due attention to detail, also looks at the fundamental questions of warfare raised by the conflict. Within a narrative framework, Lazenby concentrates on the fighting itself, and examining the way in which both strategy and tactics developed as the conflict spread. Not afraid to challenge accepted views, he assesses the war as a military rather than a political endeavour, evaluating issues such as the advantages and limitations of sea power. A readable and clear survey, this text offers a balanced discussion of controversial themes, and will appeal to ancient historians, classicists and all those who are interested in military history.


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    Title
    The Peloponnesian War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J.F. Lazenby
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 658 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415326155
    ISBN 10: 041532615X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA, JWL
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: JWK
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC22: 938.05
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17470
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, HIS027130
    DC22: 938/.05
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAG
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DF229.2 \.
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    LC classification: DF229.2 .L38 2004
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHD, JWK, JWL, NHC
    Illustrations note
    14 maps
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    01 January 2004
    Publication City/Country
    London