War and Society in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds: Asia, the Mediterranean, Europe, and Mesoamerica

War and Society in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds: Asia, the Mediterranean, Europe, and Mesoamerica

by Kurt A. Raaflaub
     
 

A unique, multi-authored social history of war from the third millennium B.C.E. to the tenth century C.E. in the Mediterranean, the Near East, and Europe (Egypt, Achaemenid 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… See more details below

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A unique, multi-authored social history of war from the third millennium B.C.E. to the tenth century C.E. in the Mediterranean, the Near East, and Europe (Egypt, Achaemenid 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 product of a colloquium at Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies, this 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674006591
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Series:
Center for Hellenic Studies Colloquia Series, #3
Pages:
494
Sales rank:
434,753
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.99(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Introduction

Kurt Raaflaub and Nathan Rosenstein

2. Early China

Robin D. S. Yates

3. Japan to 1300

W. Wayne Farris

4. Ancient Egypt

Andrea M. Gnirs

5. The Achaemenid Empire

Pierre Briant

6. Archaic and Classical Greece

Kurt Raaflaub

7. The Hellenistic World

Charles D. Hamilton

8. Republican Rome

Nathan Rosenstein

9. The Roman Empire

Brian Campbell

10. The Byzantine World

John Haldon

11. Early Medieval Europe

Bernard S. Bachrach

12. The Early Islamic World

Patricia Crone

13. Ancient Maya Warfare

David Webster

14. The Aztec World

Ross Hassig

15. A Paradigm for the Study of War and Society

R. Brian Ferguson

16. Epilogue

Victor Davis Hanson and Barry S. Strauss

The Contributors

Index

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