Loading, please wait...

product description page

Ancient Disasters and Crisis Management in Classical Antiquity (Hardcover)

Ancient Disasters and Crisis Management in Classical Antiquity (Hardcover) - image 1 of 1

About this item

For millennia catastrophes, whether those caused by nature, or by human violence, have impacted on historical societies. In the Graeco-Roman world, as nowadays, the immediate consequences of such disasters only anticipated subsequent measures applied by the public authorities, or whoever was in charge thereafter. This volume originated in a workshop funded by a Spanish research grant. Two theoretical chapters deal with the actual meaning of catastrophes for the ancients, as well as how distorted our view of the remote past may be when applying modern terminology such as ‘humanitarian crises’ to events in the ancient world. The following chapters seek to explore such topics as collateral damage in war, earthquake recovery, breakdown of interstate relations, deportation, and postwar policies implemented on defeated societies.
Number of Pages: 159
Genre: Social Science, History
Series Title: Monograph: Akanthina
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: David Brown Book Co
Language: English
Street Date: March 8, 2016
TCIN: 51545398
UPC: 9788375312171
Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-2836
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.
MSRPReg: $70.00 Save $3.50 (5% off)
not available
Not in stores

Ratings & reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.

*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.