Описание: Alexander the Great, arguably the most exciting figure from antiquity, waged war as a Homeric hero and lived as one, conquering native peoples and territories on a superhuman scale. From the time he invaded Asia in 334 to his death in 323, he expanded the Macedonian empire from Greece in the west to Asia Minor, the Levant, Egypt, Central Asia and "India" (Pakistan and Kashmir) in the east. Although many other kings and generals forged empires, Alexander produced one that was without parallel, even if it was short-lived. And yet, Alexander could not have achieved what he did without the accomplishments of his father, Philip II (r. 359-336). It was Philip who truly changed the course of Macedonian history, transforming a weak, disunited, and economically backward kingdom into a military powerhouse. A warrior king par excellence, Philip left Alexander with the greatest army in the Greek world, a centralized monarchy, economic prosperity, and a plan to invade Asia. For the first time, By the Spear offers an exhilarating military narrative of the reigns of these two larger-than-life figures in one volume. Ian Worthington gives full breadth to the careers of father and son, showing how Philip was the architect of the Macedonian empire, which reached its zenith under Alexander, only to disintegrate upon his death. By the Spear also explores the impact of Greek culture in the East, as Macedonian armies became avatars of social and cultural change in lands far removed from the traditional sphere of Greek influence. In addition, the book discusses the problems Alexander faced in dealing with a diverse subject population and the strategies he took to what might be called nation building, all of which shed light on contemporary events in culturally dissimilar regions of the world. The result is a gripping and unparalleled account of the role these kings played in creating a vast empire and the enduring legacy they left behind.
Описание: Incorporating the latest scholarly research, the third edition of A History of the Ancient Near East ca. 3000 323 BC presents a comprehensive overview of the multicultural civilizations of the ancient Near East.
Автор: Hippler Название: Citizens Soldiers & National Armies ISBN: 0415409799 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415409797 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 15015 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book examines the creation of 'national armies' through compulsory military service in France and Prussia during the French Revolution and the Prussian
Reform Period. The French Revolution tried to establish military and political structures in which the armed forces and society would merge. In order to ensure that the army would never
become a means of oppression against the people, the whole population should thus 'be' the army.
Defeated by the enormous military potential that these new political
settings had unchained in France, Prussia adapted the French innovations to its own needs, thus laying the basis for its contributions to the victories of the coalition troops in 1813-15.
Conscription had implications that went beyond the purely military sphere and involved assumptions about the nature of the state and its relationship to its citizens. It was the material
basis of Napoleon's campaigns and of the German 'wars of national liberation' of 1813-15, before becoming a cornerstone of the Prussian Reforms and the creation of a civil society
Military service has thus been one of the most essential and contradictory institutions of the modern nation-state. "Citizens, Soldiers and National Armies" will be
of interest to historians of modern Europe, military historians, and students of intellectual history in general.
Описание: The Middle Ages are commonly divided into three periods - the early Middle Ages, the high or central Middle Ages, and the late Middle Ages. Each period was marked by its own crises and wars, and the weapons and fighters reflected the technological and other advancements being made. This book is a richly illustrated history of warfare in Western Europe during those years.Part One, the early Middle Ages, covers the late Romans, the Germanic invaders and Byzantines, the Franks, the Vikings and Hungarians, and the Anglo-Saxons and Normans in England. Part Two, the high or central Middle Ages, considers the feudal system, knights and chivalry, knights at war, infantrymen, land warfare, siege and naval warfare, crusades in Palestine, templars and hospitalers, the Reconquista in Spain, and the Teutonic knights. Part Three, the late Middle Ages, discusses the evolution of new types of armour and weapons, the Hundred Years' War, mercenaries, and firearms.
Автор: Rhodes, P. J.; Osborne, Robin Название: Greek Historical Inscriptions, 404-323 BC ISBN: 0199216495 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199216499 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 9261 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Provides a selection - with introduction, Greek texts, English translations, and commentaries which cater for the needs of students - of inscriptions which are important for the study of Greek history in the fourth century BC. This book covers Greek political and military history, and also its institutional, social, economic, and religious life.
Название: European Armies&Conduct War ISBN: 0415218071 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415218078 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 2886 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The opening campaign of the US-Mexican War transformed the map of each nation and shaped the course of conflict.Armed with a broad range of Mexican military documents and previously unknown US sources, Douglas Murphy provides the first balanced view of early battles such as Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma. He reassesses previously covered territory and also poses new questions.Why did Mexico establish its defenses south of the Rio Grande while claiming territory north of the river? What was Mexico’s strategy in the campaign against the United States? What factors most affected Mexico’s defeat?In confronting these questions, Murphy shows that the campaign was a complex chess match with undercurrents of political intrigue, economic motivations, and personal animosities as much as military action. Two Armies on the Rio Grande will transform our understanding of the US-Mexican War.
Описание: This book looks at the militaries of the late-Soviet and post-Soviet republics. Beginning with the end of the Soviet era, it recognises that the successor states did not spring from nowhere, but inherited a legacy that influenced all that followed. The book discusses how politicians control the instruments that are the manifestation of the state’s monopoly on violence, and how society views and supports the military. By taking a bottom up empirical approach that examines the personnel, leaders, organisations and institutions, and their outlook and attitudes, the book presents a comprehensive picture of the armed forces, showing how the armed forces are very significantly shaped by the surrounding political and social environment. The book goes on to examine the armed forces in action, and highlights that to truly understand the militaries, studies need to go beyond looking at the static structures.
Автор: Hornblower, Simon Название: Greek world, 479-323 b.c. ISBN: 0415153441 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415153447 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 2771 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A useful guide to classical Greek history since its first publication. Now Simon Hornblower has comprehensively rewritten and revised his original text, bringing it up to date for a new generation of readers.