Battle : A History Of Combat And Culture

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Comparative Book review John Lynn, Battle: A History of Combat and Culture (Boulder, CO: Westview, 2003) Victor Davis Hanson, Carnage, and Culture: Landmark Battles in the Rise of Western Power (New York: Doubleday, 2001) Victor Davis Hanson is a former classics professor, an American military historian, a scholar of ancient warfare and a columnist. He graduated from Selma High School, he also received a BA from the University of California in 1975 and later got his Ph.D. in Classics from Stanford University. His rich education background and experience, therefore, qualifies him for his work especially his book: Carnage and Culture: Landmark Battles in the Rise of Western Power. In the book, Victor Hanson intends to shed light on the predominance of the western military as attributed to the western Hellenic culture as well as its legacies. John Lynn is a history professor at the University of Illinois; he is also an adjunct professor at Ohio State University. Born in 1943, he received his degree in Bachelor of Arts at University of Illinois. He then attained his Master’s degree in Art at the University of California and later his Ph.D. at UCLA. Like Victor Hanson, John Lynn is also a military historian focusing of the ancient western military power. The professor is well known for his book Battle: A History of Combat and Culture published in 2003. In the book, John Lynn seeks to oppose the universal approaches to interpreting warfare. Victor Hanson in his book tries to

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