By Bruce Catton

ISBN-10: 0385044518

ISBN-13: 9780385044516

While first released in 1953, Bruce Catton, our most efficient Civil conflict historian used to be offered either the Pulitzer Prize and the nationwide e-book Award for excellence in nonfiction.  

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The abject collapse of the Mycenaean citadels marked the last time Greek culture on the mainland would fall to outside invaders until the Roman conquest more than a millennium later. Whereas Mycenaean culture was heavily indebted to the Near East and Egypt, the later city-states and their warkmaking were antithetical to most of surrounding Mediterranean society. /' ~ MeLos

0 ---P d/I o~ 36°-~~-=----/-----Il-------t--- - Sea Crete I I N t of o • Palaiocastro SOem I i 50 miles EARLY GREEK FIGHTING javelins, spears and large cut-and-thrust swords also become more plentiful.

Under the brutal circumstances of shock battle, a single day's carnage often changed the very political fabric of communities for subsequent decades. er and early fall. Did their panoply emerge piecemeal between 725 and 700, followed decades later by the tactics of the phalanx itself (c. 650)? Or were the hoplites' new weapons a technological response to existing mass fighting? And is the city-state itself to be explained by the rise of revolutionary hoplite THE RISE OF THE CITY-STATE AND THE INVENTION OF WESTERN \VARFARE infantrymen, who forced aristocratic concessions through the solidarity of their columns?

Centralized government was lost, and with it most long-distance trade and wellorganized agricultural regimens. Pictorial representation largely vanished from vases. Agricultural production plummeted. In place of a palace bureaucracy, local strongmen and barons carved out spheres of influence in small fortified hamlets. Small populatio;s were no longer fixed and often migrated when threatened. The effects on Greek culture were far more catastrophic than the collapse of Roman civilization seventeen centuries later.

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