Beyond the Battlefields

Author: Edward Bragg
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Beyond the Battlefields explores the relationship between warfare and society in the Graeco-Roman world through the various lenses of history, art, literature and archaeology. The study of ancient warfare often evokes images of crusty old scholars pouring over battle tactics and strategy. This book, a collection of thirteen essays by young scholars, examines the political, social, economic and artistic affects of war in ancient society in Greece and Rome, from Homeric times to the sixth century AD. Essays focus on a wide range of topics from espionage and ancient spin doctors to fantasies of peace in the Iliad and triumphal plants. Each article in this book presents the next scholarly generation's new and dynamic approach to ancient warfare and seeks to demonstrate how much there is still to learn and understand about ancient society and warfare if we venture beyond the battlefields. "This volume represents a new wave of interest in warfare as a far more than merely military phenomenon." Professors Brian Campbell and Hans Van Wees, excerpt from the Introduction.

Niederlagen und Kriegsfolgen Vae Victis oder Vae Victoribus

Author: Lena Meier
Publisher: Frank & Timme GmbH
ISBN: 3732902749
Format: PDF
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Wie geht man mit militärischen Niederlagen um? Und welche Folgen haben Kriege auf kurze und mittlere Sicht für die kriegführenden Gesellschaften? Die (kultur-)historischen und interdisziplinären Beiträge in diesem Band spannen den Bogen vom Alten Orient und der Klassischen Antike bis ins Europäische Mittelalter und von Mesopotamien über Griechenland, Rom und Ägypten bis nach Mitteleuropa. Die Ergebnisse, zu denen die Autoren gelangen, illustrieren die erschreckende Aktualität des Themas: Kriege und deren Folgen, mithin die Veränderungen durch den Krieg, sind Universalien der Geschichte.

Conflict in Ancient Greece and Rome The Definitive Political Social and Military Encyclopedia 3 volumes

Author: Sara E. Phang
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610690206
Format: PDF, ePub
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The complex role warfare played in ancient Greek and Roman civilizations is examined through coverage of key wars and battles; important leaders, armies, organizations, and weapons; and other noteworthy aspects of conflict. • Provides an up-to-date and comprehensive treatment of conflict in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds that relates warfare to society, politics, economy, and culture • Examines major wars and other key conflicts; important generals and leaders; and Greek and Roman political, military, social, and cultural institutions • Presents ancillary information, including maps and illustrations; a topically arranged bibliography; sourcebooks of primary sources in translation; and lists of the most interesting "sound bites" attributed to Greek and Roman leaders in ancient times

War and Warfare in Late Antiquity 2 vol set

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Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004252584
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This collection of papers, arising from the Late Antique Archaeology conference series, explores war and warfare in Late Antiquity. Papers examine strategy and intelligence, weaponry, literary sources and topography, the West Roman Empire, the East Roman Empire, the Balkans, civil war and Italy.

Roman Siege Warfare

Author: Josh Levithan
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472118986
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Key reading for the discerning history buff or academic specialist

Diodor und seine Bibliotheke

Author: Michael Rathmann
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 311048143X
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Previous research saw Diodorus as an author with modest intellect and a working technique of equal mediocrity, just capable enough of reconstructing forgotten historical works from the Hellenistic period. This study reveals a serious historiographer who brought an entirely original perspective to his "universal history," based on his own background, talent, and training, especially as he presented heroic figures, such as Alexander the Great.

Truth and History in the Ancient World

Author: Lisa Hau
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317558049
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This collection of essays investigates histories in the ancient world and the extent to which the producers and consumers of those histories believed them to be true. Ancient Greek historiographers repeatedly stressed the importance of truth to history; yet they also purported to believe in myth, distorted facts for nationalistic or moralizing purposes, and omitted events that modern audiences might consider crucial to a truthful account of the past. Truth and History in the Ancient World explores a pluralistic concept of truth – one in which different versions of the same historical event can all be true – or different kinds of truths and modes of belief are contingent on culture. Beginning with comparisons between historiography and aspects of belief in Greek tragedy, chapters include discussions of historiography through the works of Herodotus, Xenophon, and Ktesias, as well as Hellenistic and later historiography, material culture in Vitruvius, and Lucian’s satire. Rather than investigate whether historiography incorporates elements of poetic, rhetorical, or narrative techniques to shape historical accounts, or whether cultural memory is flexible or manipulated, this volume examines pluralities of truth and belief within the ancient world – and consequences for our understanding of culture, ancient or otherwise.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.