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    DescriptionThe 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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    Title
    The Western Way of War
    Subtitle
    Infantry Battle in Classical Greece
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Victor Davis Hanson, Introduction by John Keegan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780520260092
    ISBN 10: 0520260090
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15520
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS002010
    B&T Approval Code: A44091000
    DC22: 355.00938
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 355.020938
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    BISAC region code: 1.7.3.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NHW, NHD, NHC
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Publisher
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    01 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Berkerley
    Author Information
    Victor Davis Hanson is Professor of Classics at California State University, Fresno, and author and coauthor of many books, including The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War.