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War and Society in the Ancient World, Two Volume Set: War & Society in the Greek World: War & Society in the Roman World (Leicester-Nottingham Studies in Ancient Society, Vol 4 & 5)

War and Society in the Ancient World, Two Volume Set: War & Society in the Greek World: War & Society in the Roman World (Leicester-Nottingham Studies in Ancient Society, Vol 4 & 5)

John Rich Graham Shipley
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The contributors to "Volume 1: War and Society in the Greek World" take an innovative look at Greek warfare, viewing it as a species of social action, having both economic and cultural consequences. Among the topics addressed are the effects of booty, slavery, and other profits of war on Greek society, the impact of war on rural areas, the often blurred boundaries between war and other forms of violence such as piracy, and the prominence of war imagery in the literature and sculpture of the period. The volume ranges over several time periods--from Homeric times to the age of the Greek city-states and finally on to the kingdoms of Alexander the Great and his successors.
The result of papers presented at the Leicester-Nottingham Ancient History seminar, this collection of essays will be a refreshing addition to the field of classical warfare studies.
"Volume 2: War & Society in the Roman World" focuses mainly on the shifting relationship between warfare and the Roman citizen body. The dominant role of war in the Republic is first examined, together with the related issues of Roman expansion and the consequences both for the Romans and for those they conquered. Under the Principate, expansions largely came to a halt, and the inhabitants of the empire enjoyed life in peacetime, all the while protected by a professional army. A number of chapters focus on these changes, explaining how they came about, analyzing their effect on attitudes toward war, and probing the extent to which the peace was a reality. The final chapters discuss the Late Roman Empire, documenting the rise of warlords and, in the west, the final disappearance of the Roman army.
Pages
608
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Routledge
Release
July 28, 1993
ISBN
041506645X
ISBN 13
9780415066457

War and Society in the Ancient World, Two Volume Set: War & Society in the Greek World: War & Society in the Roman World (Leicester-Nottingham Studies in Ancient Society, Vol 4 & 5)

John Rich Graham Shipley
0/5 ( ratings)
The contributors to "Volume 1: War and Society in the Greek World" take an innovative look at Greek warfare, viewing it as a species of social action, having both economic and cultural consequences. Among the topics addressed are the effects of booty, slavery, and other profits of war on Greek society, the impact of war on rural areas, the often blurred boundaries between war and other forms of violence such as piracy, and the prominence of war imagery in the literature and sculpture of the period. The volume ranges over several time periods--from Homeric times to the age of the Greek city-states and finally on to the kingdoms of Alexander the Great and his successors.
The result of papers presented at the Leicester-Nottingham Ancient History seminar, this collection of essays will be a refreshing addition to the field of classical warfare studies.
"Volume 2: War & Society in the Roman World" focuses mainly on the shifting relationship between warfare and the Roman citizen body. The dominant role of war in the Republic is first examined, together with the related issues of Roman expansion and the consequences both for the Romans and for those they conquered. Under the Principate, expansions largely came to a halt, and the inhabitants of the empire enjoyed life in peacetime, all the while protected by a professional army. A number of chapters focus on these changes, explaining how they came about, analyzing their effect on attitudes toward war, and probing the extent to which the peace was a reality. The final chapters discuss the Late Roman Empire, documenting the rise of warlords and, in the west, the final disappearance of the Roman army.
Pages
608
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Routledge
Release
July 28, 1993
ISBN
041506645X
ISBN 13
9780415066457

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