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141 Donner, Fred McGraw THE EARLY ISLAMIC CONQUESTS
Princeton University Press 1981 0691053278 / 9780691053271 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Top corners are bumped. Ffep has been pasted down to front inner board. White sticker applied to inner page to conceal markings. ; Presents a description of the early Islamic conquest movement, from its beginnings under the Prophet Muhammad (ca. A. D. 570-632) through the conquest of the Fertile Crescent. It attempts to do two things: first, to provide a new interpretation of the origins and nature of the Islamic conquest movement, and second, to establish as definitively as the sources will allow the course of two chapters in the early conquests, those of Syria and Iraq. ; Princeton Studies on the Near East; 489 pages 
Price: 125.00 USD
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142 Driel-Murray, C. Van (Ed. ) ROMAN MILITARY EQUIPMENT: THE SOURCES OF EVIDENCE Proceedings of the Fifth Roman Military Equipment Conference
British Archaeological Reports 1989 0860546136 / 9780860546139 Softcover Very Good+ 
Very minor shelfwear. ; Articles mostly in English, some German. Contributors: M C Bishop, L. Allason-Jones; C S Sommer, J C Coulston, G Waurick, H Ubl, G M E C van Boekel, S Palagyi, W Willems, A Waasdorp, J -M A W Morel, A Bosman, C A Kalee, P Connolly, J Bennett, J Eagle, W B Griffiths, S Winterbottom, M Dawson, C van Driel-Muray. ; British Archaeological Reports BAR International Series 476; 377 pages; Nineteen papers from the Fifth Roman Military Equipment Conference which was held at the IPP in Amsterdam. The papers include: 4 on iconographic evidence (Trajan's column, swords, soldier's dress, harnessing horses); 4 on equipment from burials; 3 on helmets; experiments on slings and plumbatae; 2 on horse chamfrons; and others. 
Price: 190.00 USD
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143 Dupuy, Col. Trevor Nevitt THE MILITARY LIFE OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT
Franklin Watts 1969 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Light tanning to pages. Very minor shelfwear; Intended to tell of the military life of Alexander the Great, as best as it can be reconstructed from old and modern historical sources. ; 164 pages 
Price: 55.00 USD
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144 Dupuy, Col. Trevor Nevitt THE MILITARY LIFE OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT
Franklin Watts 1969 Hardcover Good+ in Fair dust jacket 
DJ is tattered with pieces missing and large tears and chipping. DJ is split into two pieces along spine. Ex-library copy with stamps to ffep and copyright page, but no other markings. Clean text. Browning to endpapers. Else Book is VG. ; Intended to tell of the military life of Alexander the Great, as best as it can be reconstructed from old and modern historical sources. ; 164 pages 
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145 Dyer, Gwynne WAR
Crown Publishers Inc 1985 0517556154 / 9780517556153 Softcover Very Good 
Minor creasing to spine. Rubbing to extremities with a bit of colour loss. Scholar's name to ffep (Robert Brown). ; 272 pages 
Price: 5.00 USD
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146 Eck, Bernard LA MORT ROUGE Homicide, Guerre Et Souillure En Grèce Ancienne
Les Belles Lettres 2012 2251326820 / 9782251326825 Softcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Softcover is fine with very light shelfwear to DJ. ; Collection D'Études Anciennes 145. Série Grecque; 448 pages; Tuer quelqu'un, ou l'absolue transgression : l'Antiquité grecque, une fois de plus, nous parle. > Le parricide Oreste subit les assauts des impitoyables Érinyes. Dans la plaine de Troie, Achille et Hector, tueurs héroïques, sont portés par un instinct de mort qui a nom Arès. Aux rives de la mer Noire, vers 400 avant J. -C. , les rescapés de l'armée des Dix Mille prennent part à une mystérieuse cérémonie de purification. Ailleurs, l'orateur Antiphon agite une étrange croyance : la souillure de l'homicide se répandrait partout, le fantôme de la victime criant vengeance. Et, dans un coin de la Sicile, la magie de rituels curieux chasserait les démons du meurtre. L'Athènes démocratique, inventive, n'est pas en reste ; ici, elle laisse s'exiler l'assassin, s'il le veut, avant même la fin de son procès ; là, elle promulgue une loi encourageant l'assassinat de quelque apprenti tyran qui menacerait son existence. Mais Aristote met en garde : l'homicide constitue en toute circonstance, sans exception, une faute. > Littérature, histoire, droit, philosophie, anthropologie contribuent à cette étude approfondie des représentations, lato sensu, de la mort violente chez les Grecs. Le tableau d'ensemble est, pourrait-on dire, versicolore. Versicolores, aussi, les paroles ailées de l'immortel Homère, pour l'instant fatal où le guerrier s'effondre : > "La mort rouge et le puissant destin se sont emparés de ses yeux". Versicolores, aussi, les paroles ailées de l'immortel Homère, pour l'instant fatal où le guerrier s'effondre : > "La mort rouge et le puissant destin se sont emparés de ses yeux". 
Price: 46.00 USD
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147 Edbury, Peter W. THE LUSIGNAN KINGDOM OF CYPRUS AND ITS MUSLIM NEIGHBOURS
Nicosia Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation 1993 9963420419 / 9789963420414 Softcover Near Fine 
Minor Crease along spine. Light shelfwear. ; Stapled booklet. ; Ninth Annual Lecture on History and Archaeology; 28 pages; The study includes sections on “The Mamluk invasion of 1426”; “The importance of naval power”; “The Turkish threat to Cyprus and the routes from the West”; “The threat from Egypt”; “The Pryor Thesis”; and, Cypriot-Moslem relations in “The fourteenth and fifteenth centuries” 
Price: 30.00 USD
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148 Egg, Markus ITALISCHE HELME Studien Zu Den Ältereisenzeitlichen Helmen Italiens Und Der Alpen. Teil 1: Text & Teil 2: Tafeln
Verlag Des Römisch-Germanischen Zentralmuseums in Kommission Bei Dr. Rudolf Habelt 1986 3884670158 / 9783884670156 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
2 volume set. Light dustsoiling to top of textblocks. A couple of corners very slightly rounded. ; V1: X, 262 pages 348 Abb. ; V2: IV pages, 292 Taf. , ; Monographien Des Römisch-Germanischen Zentralmuseum, Forschungsinstitut Für Vor- Und Frühgeschichte; Bd. 11,1 & 11,2 
Price: 250.00 USD
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149 Eggermont, P. H. L. ALEXANDER'S CAMPAIGNS In Sind and Baluchistan and the Siege of the Brahmin Town of Harmatelia.
Leuven University Press 1975 9061860377 / 9789061860372 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Spine is faded. Slight discoloration to boards. ; Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 3; 233 pages 
Price: 140.00 USD
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150 Ehrenreich, Barbara BLOOD RITES Origins and History of the Passions of War
Holt Paperbacks 1998 0805057870 / 9780805057874 Paperback Very Good 
Scholar's name to ffep (Robert Brown). Minor creasing to spine. Light shelfwear. ; In Blood Rites, Barbara Ehrenreich confronts the mystery of the human attraction to violence: What draws our species to war and even makes us see it as a kind of sacred undertaking? Blood Rites takes us on an original journey from the elaborate human sacrifices of the ancient world to the carnage and holocaust of twentieth-century "total war." Sifting through the fragile records of prehistory, Ehrenreich discovers the wellspring of war in an unexpected place--not in a "killer instinct" unique to the males of our species but in the blood rites early humans performed to reenact their terrifying experience of predation by stronger carnivores. Brilliant in conception, rich in scope, Blood Rites is a monumental work that will transform our understanding of the greatest single threat to human life. ; 304 pages 
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151 Ellis, J. R. PHILIP II AND MACEDONIAN IMPERIALISM
Thames and Hudson 1976 0500400288 / 9780500400289 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Minor edgewear to DJ with light chipping to DJ upper corners. One corner is bumped. Gift inscription from author to ffep. Very light shelfwear to book. ; A study in depth of the rise to power of Macedon under the astute leadership of Philip II, whose diplomatic adroitness and military skill paved the way for the career of his son and heir, Alexander the Great. ; Aspects of Greek and Roman life; 312 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 100.00 USD
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152 Ellis, Peter Berresford CAESAR'S INVASION OF BRITAIN
New York University Press 1980 0814721575 / 9780814721575 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Lower corners lightly bumped. Minor shelfwear to DJ. ; 144pp, nicely illustrated.; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall; 144 pages 
Price: 8.00 USD
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153 Elshtain, Jean Bethke WOMEN AND WAR
Basic Books 1987 0465092160 / 9780465092161 Paperback Very Good 
Spine slant. Foxing to top of textblock. Scholar's name to ffep (Robert Brown). ; 320 pages 
Price: 4.50 USD
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154 Engels, Donald W. ALEXANDER THE GREAT AND THE LOGISTICS OF THE MACEDONIAN ARMY
University of California Press 1980 0520042727 / 9780520042728 Softcover Good+ 
Some foxing. Former owner's name written and stamped to half-title. Some edgewear and chipping to wraps. ; Engel's book solves Alexander's logistical challenges by using the relationship of time, distance, geography, climate and the nutritional needs of his army. He uses ancient historical sources as well as recent archaeological work to fill in the many blanks that had been plaguing students of Alexander's conquests for years. One of the great facts that Engels points out is that Alexander used very few pack animals since they needed too food and water. He used men instead to move his army, which made it lighter and faster. The statistical tables, maps and appendices alone make this a most worthwhile book. ; 194 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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155 Erdkamp, Paul (Ed. ) A COMPANION TO THE ROMAN ARMY
Wiley-Blackwell 2007 140512153X / 9781405121538 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Scholar's name to ffep (Robert Brown). Else book is fine. DJ has a bit of chipping and creasing along upper edge. ; This companion provides an extensive account of the Roman army, exploring its role in Roman politics and society as well as the reasons for its effectiveness as a fighting force. An extensive account of the Roman army, from its beginnings to its transformation in the later Roman Empire Examines the army as a military machine – its recruitment, training, organization, tactics and weaponry Explores the relationship of the army to Roman politics, economics and society more broadly Considers the geography and climate of the lands in which the Romans fought Each chapter is written by a leading expert in a particular subfield and takes account of the latest scholarly and archaeological research in that area; Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World; 600 pages 
Price: 120.00 USD
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156 Evans, J. A. S. (Ed. ) POLIS AND IMPERIUM Studies in Honour of Edward Togo Salmon
A. M. Hakkert 1974 0888665261 / 9780888665263 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Rubbing on back cover else Fine ; Big names contribute articles to this volume: A. G. McKay, T. Robert S. Broughton, Malcolm F. McGregor, C. D. Gordon, Frank W. Walbank, Mary E. White, Maurice Lebel, Emilio Gabba, M. James Moscovich, E. Badian, G. Hermansen, H. H. Scullard, K. H. Waters, c. M. Wells, E. A. Judge, J. A. S. Evans. ; 317 pages 
Price: 23.00 USD
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157 Evans, J. A. S. (Ed. ) POLIS AND IMPERIUM Studies in Honour of Edward Togo Salmon
A. M. Hakkert 1974 0888665261 / 9780888665263 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Small sticker stain to inner cover else fine. ; Big names contribute articles to this volume: A. G. McKay, T. Robert S. Broughton, Malcolm F. McGregor, C. D. Gordon, Frank W. Walbank, Mary E. White, Maurice Lebel, Emilio Gabba, M. James Moscovich, E. Badian, G. Hermansen, H. H. Scullard, K. H. Waters, c. M. Wells, E. A. Judge, J. A. S. Evans. ; 317 pages 
Price: 23.00 USD
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158 Fedden, Robin & John Thomson CRUSADER CASTLES
John Murray 1957 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Minor shelfwear ; Contents: The Need for Castles; The Period of Expansion; The Period of Retreat; Architectural Development; Siege Warfare; Castle Life; Castles of the Latin Kingdom (Saone, Krak of the Knights, Chastel Pelerin) ; Cilician Castles (Sis, Ilan, Camardesium, Anamur) ; and The Withdrawal to Cyprus. ; 127 pages 
Price: 40.00 USD
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159 Fellmann, Rudolf RÖMISCHE KLEINFUNDE AUSHOLZ AUS DEM LEGIONSLAGER VON VINDONISSA
Gesellschaft Pro Vindonissa 2009 3952310530 / 9783952310533 Hardcover Very Good+ 
Bottom corners bumped else Fine. ; Veröffentlichungenden Gesellschaft Pro Vindonissa Band XX; 184 pages 
Price: 190.00 USD
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160 Fenik, Bernard TYPICAL BATTLE SCENES IN THE ILIAD Studies in the Narrative Techniques of Homeric Battle Description
Franz Steiner Verlag 1968 Softcover Good 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. Red remainder line to top and foredge of textblock. ; Hermes. Einzelschriften, Heft 21; 256 pages 
Price: 170.00 USD
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