Taking Sides

Taking Sides

Clashing Views in World Politics

Book - 2008
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The essays presented in this volume describe a phenomenon so widespread in human time and space that its importance is easily overlooked. City walls shaped the history of warfare; the mobilization of manpower and resources needed to build them favored some kinds of polities over others; and their massive strength, appropriately ornamented, created a visual language of authority. Chapters by historians and art historians explore how separate traditions throughout the world illustrate universal themes of defensive strategy and the symbolism of power, each time embedded in a distinctive local context.
Publisher: Dubuque, IA : McGraw-Hill Contemporary Learning Series, c2008
Edition: 13th ed
ISBN: 9780073397207
Branch Call Number: 909.82 T136 13th ed
909.82 T136 13th ed
Characteristics: xxviii, 373 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Rourke, John T. 1945-

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