The Influence of Sea Power on Ancient History

The Influence of Sea Power on Ancient History

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In his 19th century work "The Influence of Sea Power Upon History", Alfred Thayer Mahan argued the paramount importance of naval superiority in peace and war. The study is still considered definitive today, but as Chester Starr points out in this volume, Mahan's theories have led to serious distortions in the way historians interpret the role of naval power in antiquity. Ranging from the Bronze Age to the fall of the Roman Empire, this study provides an important corrective to Mahan's thesis, both as applied to ancient history and to modern strategic thinking.show more

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  • Hardback | 117 pages
  • 33.02 x 142.24 x 22.86mm | 113.4g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 4 maps
  • 0195056663
  • 9780195056662

About Chester G. Starr

About the Author Chester G. Starr is Bentley Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Michigan. The founding president of the Association of Ancient Historians, he is the author of the highly acclaimed A History of the Ancient World and over a dozen other books on the classical world.show more

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