×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Ancient Warfare
     

Ancient Warfare

by John Carman, Anthony Harding (Editor)
 

See All Formats & Editions

This ambitious and innovative book sets out to establish a new understanding of human aggression and conflict in the distant past. The authors examine the evidence of warfare in prehistoric times and in the early historical period in order to throw fresh light on the motives and methods of the combatants. Their study marks a significant new step in this fascinating

Overview

This ambitious and innovative book sets out to establish a new understanding of human aggression and conflict in the distant past. The authors examine the evidence of warfare in prehistoric times and in the early historical period in order to throw fresh light on the motives and methods of the combatants. Their study marks a significant new step in this fascinating and neglected subject, and creates the agenda for many years to come. By integrating archaeological and documentary research, the contributors seek to explain why ancient societies engaged in warfare and to show why some sides gained and others lost in battle. They also examine the the impact of warfare on the social and political developments of early chiefdoms and states. Taking a critical look at the nature and quality of the material evidence for warfare in prehistoric times, they look at weaponry and defensive structures. Their conclusions suggest a new interpretation of the evolution of warfare from the stone age and the bronze age, through the military practice of the Ancient Greeks and the Romans, to the conflicts of the Anglo-Saxons and of medieval Europe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750935203
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
06/01/2004
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews