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The Resource The Peloponnesian War : Athens, Sparta and the struggle for Greece, Nigel Bagnall

The Peloponnesian War : Athens, Sparta and the struggle for Greece, Nigel Bagnall

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The Peloponnesian War : Athens, Sparta and the struggle for Greece
Title
The Peloponnesian War
Title remainder
Athens, Sparta and the struggle for Greece
Statement of responsibility
Nigel Bagnall
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Peloponnesian War, the epic struggle between Athens and Sparta, occupies a vital part in military history because of the enormous military and political changes it inspired. In this brilliant book, Sir Nigel Bagnall sets out to analyze and clarify the war, describing in compelling detail the events that led up to it. His meticulous attention to historical context offers a refreshing contrast to traditional accounts. The conflict lasted from 431 to 404 B.C., until the confederation led by Sparta finally conquered Athens and her allies. Bagnall dissects the complex relationship between the two states and closely studies their political conduct in the run-up to war, offering a riveting account of the strategy and tactics involved. He also outlines its innovations and lessons, which would have enormous military repercussions for future generations. These include the importance of having clear politico-strategic objectives, the interplay of maritime and land operations, and the problems of achieving cohesion in an alliance in which all the participants see themselves as fellow citizens
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167127
Cataloging source
DLC
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1927-
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Bagnall, Nigel
Dewey number
938/.05
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DF229
LC item number
.B34 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Peloponnesian War (Greece : 431-404 B.C.)
  • Greece
  • Greece
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Athens, Sparta and the struggle for Greece
Label
The Peloponnesian War : Athens, Sparta and the struggle for Greece, Nigel Bagnall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 310) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The Greeks and their background -- The Persians and their background -- The expeditions of Mardonius and Darius 493-490 BC -- Xerxes invades 480 BC -- The inter-war years 480-431 BC -- The central theatre 431-423 BC -- The overseas theatres 431-423 BC -- An unquiet peace 421-415 BC -- The expedition to Sicily 415 BC -- Gylippus turns the tide 414-413 BC -- Persian intervention and political unrest in Athens 413-411 BC -- The struggle for the Hellespont and the fall of Athens 411-404 BC
Control code
596399
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xviii, 318 pages
Isbn
9780312342159
Lccn
2006040193
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780312342159
Other physical details
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System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780312342159
  • (OCoLC)63297868
Label
The Peloponnesian War : Athens, Sparta and the struggle for Greece, Nigel Bagnall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 310) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Greeks and their background -- The Persians and their background -- The expeditions of Mardonius and Darius 493-490 BC -- Xerxes invades 480 BC -- The inter-war years 480-431 BC -- The central theatre 431-423 BC -- The overseas theatres 431-423 BC -- An unquiet peace 421-415 BC -- The expedition to Sicily 415 BC -- Gylippus turns the tide 414-413 BC -- Persian intervention and political unrest in Athens 413-411 BC -- The struggle for the Hellespont and the fall of Athens 411-404 BC
Control code
596399
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xviii, 318 pages
Isbn
9780312342159
Lccn
2006040193
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780312342159
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780312342159
  • (OCoLC)63297868

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