The Encyclopedia of Ancient Battles

The Encyclopedia of Ancient Battles

Online ISBN: 9781119099000

DOI: 10.1002/9781119099000

About this Book

Focused on both land and sea battle narratives of the classical world, this two-volume reference covers Archaic Greece in the eighth century BC to the rise of Islam in the seventh century AD. Recent scholarship in the field of military history has tended to focus either on the mechanics of battle or on the impact of warfare on society. In The Encyclopedia of Ancient Battles, a distinguished, international group of military history scholars returns to the topic of battle narrative with specific accounts of more than 400 battles and sieges.

The entries are arranged chronologically and grouped into nearly 100 larger sections of campaigns and wars. Each entry presents what is known of the ancient battle or siege, as well as what is uncertain or disputed, and places the battle within the framework of the broader campaign or war to which it pertains. Taken together, the entries provide the most complete and up-to-date scholarship on the subject

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