The Origins Of Western Warfare: Militarism And Morality In The Ancient World, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Origins Of Western Warfare

Militarism And Morality In The Ancient World, 1st Edition

By Doyne Dawson, James D Dawson

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What is the source of the uniquely Western way of war, the persistent militarism that has made Europe the site of bloodshed throughout history and secured the dominance of the West over the rest of the world? The answer, Doyne Dawson persuasively argues in this groundbreaking new book, is to be found in the very bedrock of Western civilization: anc

Table of Contents

Introduction -- In the Beginning -- Primitive Warfare -- Chiefdoms, States, and Empires -- Greek Warfare -- The Greek Way of War -- The Ethics of Greek Warfare -- The Greeks and Raison d'Etat -- Warfare and the Greek Constitution -- Roman Warfare -- The Roman Way of War -- The Ethics of Roman Warfare -- The Romans and Raison d' Etat -- Warfare and the Roman Constitution -- The Classical Legacy -- Warfare in Medieval Thought -- Warfare in Renaissance Thought -- Conclusion

About the Authors

Doyne Dawson received his Ph.D. from Princeton University and is the author of Cities of the Gods: Communist Utopias in Greek Thought. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Doyne Dawson received his Ph.D. from Princeton University and is the author of Cities of the Gods: Communist Utopias in Greek Thought. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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HISTORY / General