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The Greek and Persian Wars 499–386 BC

The Greek and Persian Wars 499–386 BC

  • Author: Philip de Souza
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472809866
  • Category: History
  • Page: 96
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This book covers one of the defining periods of European history. The series of wars between the Classical Greeks and the Persian Empire produced the famous battles of Marathon, Thermopylae and Salamis, as well as an ill-fated attempt to overthrow the Persian king in 400 BC, which helped to inspire the conquests of Alexander the Great.To tell the story of these momentous events, of the lives of great men and women, of the societies and cultures that produced them, and to explain how and why they came into conflict was the aim of Herodotus, 'the Father of History', whose account of the wars is our principal source and the first book to be called a 'history'.

The Greek and Persian Wars 499-386 BC

The Greek and Persian Wars 499-386 BC

  • Author: Philip de Souza
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 0203489020
  • Category: History
  • Page: 96
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The series of wars between Classical Greece and the Persian Empire produced such famous battles as Marathon, Thermopylae and Salamis. This book reveals the social, political and military impact of these wars, drawing on the contemporary writings of Herodotus, author of the world's first 'history'.

Greek Hoplite vs Persian Warrior

Greek Hoplite vs Persian Warrior

499–479 BC

  • Author: Chris McNab
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472825721
  • Category: History
  • Page: 80
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The Greco-Persian Wars (499–449 BCE) convulsed Greece, Asia Minor and the Near East for half a century. Through a series of bloody invasions and pitched battles, the mighty Persian Empire pitted itself against the smaller armies of the Greeks, strengthened through strategic alliances. This epic conflict also brought together two different styles of warfare: the Greek hoplite phalanx and the combined spear and projectile weapon-armed Persian infantry. Analysing the battles of Marathon, Thermopylae and Plataea from the eyes of a soldier, this study explores the experience of front-line combat during the first two decades of the Greco-Persian Wars. Fully illustrated with modern photographs and archival images, and drawing directly on primary sources and the most authoritative recent research, this is the enthralling story of the fighting men of Greece and Persia and the tactics and technologies they employed.

Ancient Near Eastern History and Culture

Ancient Near Eastern History and Culture

  • Author: William H. Stiebing Jr.
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315511169
  • Category: History
  • Page: 416
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This introduction to the Ancient Near East includes coverage of Egypt and a balance of political, social, and cultural coverage. Organized by the periods, kingdoms, and empires generally used in Near Eastern political history, the text interlaces social and cultural history with the political narrative. This combination allows students to get a rounded introduction to the subject of Ancient Near Eastern history. An emphasis on problems and areas of uncertainty helps students understand how evidence is used to create interpretations and allows them to realize that several different interpretations of the same evidence are possible.This introduction to the Ancient Near East includes coverage of Egypt and a balance of political, social, and cultural coverage.

Thermopylae 480 BC

Thermopylae 480 BC

Last stand of the 300

  • Author: Nic Fields
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781841761800
  • Category: History
  • Page: 96
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Osprey's study of the most epic battles of the Greco-Persian Wars (502-449 BC). Thermopylae resonates throughout history as a battle involving extreme courage and sacrifice. It was in this rocky pass in northern Greece that Leonidas, king of the Spartans and commander-in-chief of the Greek force, delayed the Persian hordes for three days against overwhelming odds. Finally overcome by treachery, the remaining Spartans refused to retreat in the face of inevitable defeat, being slaughtered by the elite Persian 'Immortals' down to the last man. Nic Fields vividly describes the battle for the narrow gateway to southern Greece as the combined Greek forces held off the army of Xerxes and Leonidas's sacrifice bought time for the retreat and tactical and political regrouping that would save Greece. Full color artwork, detailed maps and dramatic battle scenes complement clear and authoritative text to provide an in-depth analysis of one of the most famous acts of sheer courage and defiance in the face of overwhelming odds in history. Related Titles 978 1 84176 000 1 CAM 108 Marathon 490 BC 978 1 85532 659 0 ELI 66 The Spartan Army 978 1 84176 358 3 ESS 36 The Greek and Persian Wars 499-386 BC

Historical Roots of the Old Testament (1200–63 BCE)

Historical Roots of the Old Testament (1200–63 BCE)

  • Author: Richard D. Nelson
  • Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit
  • ISBN: 1628370068
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 314
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A thorough overview of the history of ancient Israel for research and classroom use Richard D. Nelson charts the beginning of the Iron Age and the emergence of Israel and its literature, including the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, the downfall of Israel, Judah in the Assyrian and Babylonian periods, Yehud and Persia, and the Hellenistic period. Each chapter provides a summary of the period under consideration, a historical reconstruction of the period, based on biblical and extrabiblical evidence; a critical study of the biblical literature deriving from or associated with the period, and theological conclusions that readers may draw from the relevant biblical texts. Features: Balanced coverage of controversial topics Extensive bibliographies at the beginning of each chapter Lists of rulers and key dates for reference and classroom use

The School Librarian

The School Librarian

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: School libraries
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The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography

  • Author: Arthur James Wells
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Catalogs
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Weapons & Warfare: Ancient and medieval weapons and warfare (to c. 1500)

Weapons & Warfare: Ancient and medieval weapons and warfare (to c. 1500)

  • Author: John Powell
  • Publisher: Salem PressInc
  • ISBN: 9781587655951
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1260
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Presents information about weaponry, tactics, and modes of warfare worldwide, from ancient times to the present, and discusses the cultural, sociopolitical, and ethical aspects of weaponry and warfare.

The Texas War of Independence 1835–36

The Texas War of Independence 1835–36

From Outbreak to the Alamo to San Jacinto

  • Author: Alan C Huffines
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 96
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The Texas Revolution is remembered chiefly for the 13-day siege of the Alamo and its immortal heroes. This book describes the war and the preceding years that were marked by resentments and minor confrontations as the ambitions of Mexico's leaders clashed with the territorial determination of Texan settlers. When the war broke in October 1835, the invading Mexicans, under the leadership of the flamboyant President-General Santa Ana, fully expected to crush a ragged army of frontiersmen. Led by Sam Houston, the Texans rallied in defense of the new Lone Star state, defeated the Mexicans in a mere 18 minutes at the battle of San Jacinto and won their independence.