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Victor Davis Hanson


John Keegan

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The Greeks of the classical age invented not only the central idea of Western politics – that the power of state should be guided by a majority of its citizens – but also the central act of Western warfare, the decisive infantry battle. Instead of ambush, skirmish, or combat between individual heroes, the Greeks of the fifth century B.C. devised a ferocious, brief, and destructive head-on clash between armed men of all ages. In this bold, original study, Victor Davis Hanson shows how this brutal enterprise was dedicated to the same outcome as consensual government – an unequivocal, instant resolution to dispute. Linking this new style of fighting to the rise of constitutional government, Hanson raises new issues and questions old assumptions about the history of war. A new preface addresses recent scholarship on Greek warfare.

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Victor Davis Hanson


John Keegan

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Download The Western Way of War : Infantry Battle in Classical Greece –


Victor Davis Hanson


John Keegan

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