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War in the Hellenistic World: A Social and Cultural History (Angelos Chaniotis) Paperback Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2005) 9780631226086
War in the Hellenistic World: A Social and Cultural History (Angelos Chaniotis) Paperback Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2005) 9780631226086
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Title: War in the Hellenistic World: A Social and Cultural History

Author: Chaniotis, Angelos

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; Publication Date: 2005

Paperback; ISBN: 9780631226086

Volumes: 1; Pages: 336

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Exploiting the abundant primary sources available, this book examines the diverse ways in which war shaped the Hellenistic world.* An overview of war and society in the Hellenistic world.* Highlights the interdependence of warfare and social phenomena.* Covers a wide range of topics, including social conditions as causes of war, the role of professional warriors, the discourse of war in Hellenistic cities, the budget of war, the collective memory of war, and the aesthetics of war.* Draws on the abundance of primary sources available.ContentsContentsList of IllustrationsPreface1 The Ubiquitous War2 Between Civic Duties and Oligarchic Aspirations: Devoted Citizens, Brave Generals, and Generous Benefactors3 The Age of War: Fighting Young Men4 The Interactive King: War and the Ideology of Hellenistic Monarchy5 War as a profession: Officers, Trainers, Doctors, Engineers6 The Gender of War: Masculine Warriors, Defenseless Women and Beyond7 The Cost and Profit of War: Economic Aspects of Hellenistic Warfare8 An Age of Miracles and Saviors. The Effects of Hellenistic Wars on Religion9 The Discourse of War10 Aesthetics of War11 The Memory of War12 Breaking Boundaries: How Warfare Shaped the Hellenistic WorldBibliographyIndex
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