The Influence of Sea Power on Ancient History
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.
- Hardback | 117 pages
- 33.02 x 142.24 x 22.86mm | 113.4g
- 26 Jan 1989
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
- 4 maps
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.