In this long-awaited prequel to the highly acclaimed “Makers of Modern Strategy”, Victor Davis Hanson challenges many of our preconceptions surrounding ancient warfare. While many believe the strategies of the distant past have little relevance to the present, Hanson convincingly argues that this is not the case. “Makers of Ancient Strategy” reveals how guerrilla warfare, counter-terrorism and the pre-emptive strike were all pioneered to some extent during the classical age. Hanson also examines the effects politics and trade had on the evolution of warfare in Greece and Italy. This book will, we believe, be required reading for both classicists and military historians.
Monthly Archives: April 2010
Blackwell Classics Department is pleased to announce that we have created a new display instore to showcase authors living and working in Oxford. Robin Lane Fox, Jas Elsner and Luke Pitcher are just some of the local academics featured. If you would like to see one of your own books included, do get in touch. You can either leave a comment after this post or drop us an email at email@example.com.
We are delighted to announce that we’ve recently purchased the private library of the late Thomas Braun, Fellow of Merton College. The first part of this fantastic collection has now been processed and is available for sale from our secondhand department and online. More stock will be added over the coming weeks so make sure to keep checking back. There will be plenty of gems to unearth from this extraordinary collection.