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NFBs Decisive Battles Of The World: Marathon

Before 300, there was Marathon, the earliest one on the list. Name: The Battle of Marathon The War: The first Persian invasion of Greece, part of the lengthy Greco-Persian Wars When: August/September 490 BC* Where: The plain of Marathon, south-eastern … Continue reading

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Battles, Battles, Battles

There is a lot of them isn’t there? I’m trying to do what Creasy did and narrow down what I think are the most decisive battles in history. As you can imagine, a lot of problems with that process. Am … Continue reading

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15 Decisive Battles – Really?

I’ve been reading Edward Creasy’s¬†15 Decisive Battles of the World. It’s one of the big texts, historiographically¬†speaking, one of the pioneering works on battlestudy. It’s laced with subtle racism though, with the author siding towards European victories over other cultures. … Continue reading

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