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    War and Society in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds: Asia, the Mediterranean, Europe and Mesoamerica (Center for Hellenic Studies Colloouia) (Paperback) Edited by Kurt A. Raaflaub, Edited by Nathan Rosenstein

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    DescriptionThis social history of war from the third millennium BCE to the 10th-century CE in the Mediterranean, the Near East and Europe (Egypt, Achamenid Persia, Greece, the Hellenistic World, the Roman Republic and Empire, the Byzantine Empire, the early Islamic World and early Medieval Europe) with parallel studies of Mesoamerica (the Maya and Aztecs) and East Asia (ancient China, medieval Japan). The volume offers a broadly based, comparative examination of war and military organization in their complex interactions with social, economic and political structures, as well as cultural practices.


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    Title
    War and Society in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds
    Subtitle
    Asia, the Mediterranean, Europe and Mesoamerica
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Kurt A. Raaflaub, Edited by Nathan Rosenstein
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 544
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 635 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780674006591
    ISBN 10: 0674006593
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG, JW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB, HBLC, HBLA
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D, 3F
    Libri: I-HP
    DC21: 355.0209
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27400
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 3F
    DC22: 355.0093
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    Thema V1.0: JW, NHB, NHTB, NHC
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    1 illustration, 13 maps
    Publisher
    HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    30 October 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass
    Review quote
    Thucydides and his contemporaries knew war from bitter experience. Peace to them was an illusion, war the true constant..."War and Society in the Ancient and Medieval World" shows how and why Thucydides's vision prevailed throughout pre-industrial times in the Mediterranean and elsewhere. Because of the omnipresence of war or its specter within ancient Greek--and Roman--culture, editors Kurt Raaflaub and Nathan Rosenstein recognize the real need to explore in theoretical terms how war (including military technology and organization) affected ancient society (including economic and political systems) and vice versa.--Thomas Palaima"Times Higher Education Supplement" (12/01/2000)