The Influence of Sea Power on Ancient History

The Influence of Sea Power on Ancient History

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This book is a survey of the various attempts to control the Mediterranean from the Bronze Age to the fall of the Roman Empire. Starr demonstrates that control of the seas was not always a strategic necessity in the ancient world. His theory is an important corrective to the influential teachings of the strategist Alfred Thayer more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 127 x 198.1 x 12.7mm | 158.76g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 4 maps
  • 0195056671
  • 9780195056679
  • 1,658,257

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The author's detailed and fascinating descriptions of major naval battles takes a new look at the significant role ships played in the course of history ... absorbing book.' Heather Readay, The Greek Gazette 'This little work by Professor Starr is certainly thought-povoking' Lucien Basch, The Mariner's Mirror 'Starr's rapid survey contains food for thought.' P.J. Rhodes, Greece & Rome, Vol XXXVII No 1 Apr '90 'The narrative is fast moving, lucid, and documented by references to the major studies.' Lionel Casson, New York University, American Historical Reviewshow more

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