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Title War and peace in ancient and medieval history / edited by Philip de Souza, John France.

Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008.

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 UniM Bail  341.6609 WAR    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 247 pages ; 24 cm
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Introduction / Philip de Souza and John France -- 2. Making and breaking treaties in the Greek world / P. J. Rhodes -- 3. War, peace and diplomacy in Graeco-Persian relations from the sixth to the fourth century BC / Eduard Rung -- 4. Treaties, allies and the Roman conquest of Italy / J. W. Rich -- 5. Parta victoriis pax: Roman emperors as peacemakers / Philip de Souza -- 6. Treaty-making in Late Antiquity / A. D. Lee -- 7. Byzantine diplomacy: good faith, trust and co-operation in international relations in Late Antiquity / Michael Whitby -- 8. Treaties between Byzantium and the Islamic world / Catherine Holmes -- 9. Siege conventions in Western Europe and the Latin East / John France -- 10. Paying the Danegeld: Anglo-Saxon peacemaking with Vikings / Richard Abels -- 11. Peace among equals: war and treaties in twelfth-century Europe / Esther Pascua.
Summary "This is a major new study of the ideas and practices involved in the making and breaking of peace treaties and truces from Classical Greece to the time of the Crusades. Leading specialists on war and peace in ancient and medieval history examine the creation of peace agreements, and explore the extent to which their terms could be manipulated to serve the interests of one side at the other's expense. The chapters discuss a wide range of uses to which treaties and other peace agreements were put by rulers and military commanders in pursuit of both individual and collective political aims. The book also considers the wider implications of these issues for our understanding of the nature of war and peace in the ancient and medieval periods. This broad-ranging account includes chapters on ancient Persia, the Roman and Byzantine Empires, Anglo-Saxon England and the Vikings."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author De Souza, Philip.
France, John.
Subject Peace treaties -- History.
Military history, Ancient.
Military history, Medieval.
ISBN 9780521817035 (hbk.) £55.00
052181703X (hbk.) £55.00