Famous Battles and How They Shaped the Modern World: From Troy to Courtrai, 1200 BC - 1302 AD

Famous Battles and How They Shaped the Modern World: From Troy to Courtrai, 1200 BC - 1302 AD

by Beatrice G Heuser, Athena S Leoussi


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781473893733
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publication date: 11/16/2018
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Beatrice Heuser is known for her books on strategic studies including Reading Clausewitz (Pimlico, 2002), The Strategy Makers (ABC Clio 2010) containing translations of early texts, and Strategy Before Clausewitz (Routledge, 2017). She is keenly interested in myths invoked in foreign policy making, treated in (edited, with Cyril Buffet) Haunted by History (Berghahn, 1998).

Athena Leoussi is known for her books on nationalism, including the Encyclopaedia of Nationalism (Transaction, 2001). She is a founder of The Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism, and the journal, Nations and Nationalism. She is also known for her publications on the classical body, and contribution to the British Museum’s exhibition, ‘Defining Beauty’ (2015).

Table of Contents

List of Contributors vii

Chapter 1 Famous Battles and their After-Life: A Framework Athena S. Leoussi 1

Chapter 2 The Siege of Troy Katherine Harloe 21

Chapter 3 The Battle of Marathon and European Identity Athena S. Leoussi 35

Chapter 4 Thermopylai 480 BCE: Geography and Landscape Emma Aston 51

Chapter 5 The Wars of the Ancient Israelites and European Culture Steven Grosby 65

Chapter 6 The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest Commemorated: from the Arch of Germanicus to the Arminius Monument Matthew Nicholls 81

Chapter 7 The Battle of Hastings: Military History, Myth and Memory Matthew Bennett 93

Chapter 8 Béziers, 22 July 1209 Catherine Léglu 107

Chapter 9 Courtrai, the Battle of the Golden Spurs 1302 Eric Sangar 121

Chapter 10 Famous Battles: A Typology Beatrice Heuser 137

Endnotes 161

Index 191

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