The Influence of Sea Power on Ancient History

Author(s): 
Starr, Chester G.
ISBN: 
0195056671
Date published: 
January 1989
Paperback
Price: 
£13.99
Pages: 
114

This book is a survey of the various attempts to control the Mediterranean from the Bronze Age to the fall of the Roman Empire. Starr demonstrates that control of the seas was not always a strategic necessity in the ancient world. His theory is an important corrective to the influential teachings of the strategist Alfred Thayer Mahan.