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Themes in Ancient and Medieval Warfare - 20 credits (HST903)

Why were wars so prevalent in the ancient and medieval world?  What impact did war have on these societies and how did different societies develop methods of warfare that reflected their socio-political values and aspirations?  Using a wide range of literary and archaeological evidence, this module will seek to explore these issues with a view to understanding the contemporary relevance of ancient and medieval warfare and its enduring fascination.