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Starr, Chester G. 1914-1999

Overview
Works: 89 works in 641 publications in 4 languages and 22,464 library holdings
Genres: History  Naval history  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Dedicatee, Other
Classifications: D59, 930
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Most widely held works by Chester G Starr
A history of the ancient world by Chester G Starr( Book )

90 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 3,918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers an account of early world history from the rise of the first cities to the fall of the Roman Empire. Though Greece and Rome occupy center stage, the author also surveys the cities and empires of Mesopotamia, India from the early Indus civilization to the Gupta state, and China from the Hsia dynasty to the Han empire. He has revised his discussions of early humankind to account for the most recent findings; he presents a new view of the Jewish revolt against Rome led by Bar Kochba. In addition, his account of the end of the Roman Empire has been rewritten in light of the most recent thinking by classical historians. Numerous maps and illustrations, carefully composed and selected, highlight the text
The origins of Greek civilization, 1100-650 B.C. by Chester G Starr( Book )

45 editions published between 1961 and 1991 in English and held by 1,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of Greek society
The emergence of Rome as ruler of the Western World by Chester G Starr( Book )

53 editions published between 1950 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ancient Romans by Chester G Starr( Book )

26 editions published between 1971 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than a thousand years Roman civilization held sway over the ancient world; because of this long dominion, Roman ideas about law and government and human values remain basic to our civilization today. Dr. Starr's engrossing narrative brings ancient Rome to life again in ways that the general reader, student, or traveler can easily respond to. The many maps, full-color illustrations, chronological charts, and drawings accompanying the text emphasize the singular qualities of Roman civilization
The Roman Empire, 27 B.C.-A.D. 476 : a study in survival by Chester G Starr( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this probing study, Starr covers the whole sweep of imperial Roman history, analyzing the binding forces of government and the army as initiated by Augustus, the maturing of these forces under subsequent emperors, and the eventual collapse of this network in the western provinces. Not simply a chronological summary, the book explores in piquant, telling detail the elements and institutions that shaped the empire's history
The ancient Greeks by Chester G Starr( Book )

22 editions published between 1971 and 2003 in English and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers all aspects of life in early Greece, with abundant illustrations and an emphasis on the Greeks' role as the founders of Western civilization and culture
Early man : prehistory and the civilizations of the ancient Near East by Chester G Starr( Book )

17 editions published between 1973 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the development of man from the earliest food-gatherers through the origins of civilization to the consolidation of the Persian Empire
Civilization and the Caesars; the intellectual Revolution in the Roman Empire by Chester G Starr( Book )

24 editions published between 1954 and 1965 in English and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economic and social growth of early Greece, 800-500 B.C. by Chester G Starr( Book )

13 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The influence of sea power on ancient history by Chester G Starr( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 19th-century classic, The influence of sea power upon history, Alfred Thayer Mahan argued the paramount importance of naval superiority in peace and war. This work is still considered definitive today, but as the author points out in this volume, Mahan's theories have led to serious distortions in the way historians interpret the role of naval power in antiquity. Trade by sea was always important in providing raw materials as well as luxuries, but only rarely was it protected by an established navy. As the author reveals, two nations that did protect their trade routes--Athens and Carthage--both fell after long duels with land-based forces, Sparta and Rome. And though Rome went on to create the most perfected and widely based naval structure in antiquity, when Rome fell it was due to invasions by land, not by sea. The author describes major naval battles in detail, and he examines technological developments as they help to illuminate the limitations of galleys in warfare. Ranging from the Bronze Age to the fall of the Roman Empire, this study provides an important corrective to Mahan's thesis, both as applied to ancient history and to modern strategic thinking
The Roman imperial navy : 31 B.C.-A.D. 324 by Chester G Starr( Book )

52 editions published between 1900 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Individual and community : the rise of the polis, 800-500 B.C. by Chester G Starr( Book )

16 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de ontwikkeling van de Griekse stad-staten
The awakening of the Greek historical spirit by Chester G Starr( Book )

7 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The birth of Athenian democracy : the Assembly in the fifth century B.C. by Chester G Starr( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Athenian coinage, 480-449 B.C by Chester G Starr( Book )

20 editions published between 1970 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aristocratic temper of Greek civilization by Chester G Starr( Book )

18 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A timely reassessment of the vital social, cultural, and political role of the aristocrat in Greek society, this book by distinguished historian Chester G. Starr provides a concise portrait of the upper classes and their way of life. Arguing that the influence of the aristocrat on ancient Hellenic civilization is undervalued by both modern Western and Marxist scholars, Starr takes a close look at the social spectrum of ancient Greece, examining the consequences of the aristocrats' domination of the ancient polis, their involvement in the patronage of the arts, and their impact on the structure of religion and on the ancient Greeks' visual perception of their pantheon of gods. In a final chapter, Starr concludes that the influence of the aristocratic ideal did not end when ancient civilization flickered out, but rather was reborn in the Renaissance and has had powerful effects on the course of modern Western history
A History of the world( Book )

5 editions published in 1960 in English and Spanish and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beginnings of imperial Rome : Rome in the mid-Republic by Chester G Starr( Book )

11 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political intelligence in classical Greece by Chester G Starr( Book )

18 editions published between 1974 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Craft of the ancient historian : essays in honor of Chester G. Starr by John William Eadie( Book )

8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A history of the ancient world
Alternative Names
Chester G. Starr

Chester Starr Amerikaans historicus (1914-1999)

Chester Starr historiador estadounidense

Chester Starr historiador estatunidenc

Chester Starr historien américain

Chester Starr US-amerikanischer Historiker

Starr, C. G.

Starr, Chester G., 1914-

Starr, Chester G. Jr

Старр, Честер

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The origins of Greek civilization, 1100-650 B.C.The emergence of Rome as ruler of the Western WorldThe ancient RomansThe Roman Empire, 27 B.C.-A.D. 476 : a study in survivalThe ancient GreeksThe influence of sea power on ancient historyIndividual and community : the rise of the polis, 800-500 B.C.The birth of Athenian democracy : the Assembly in the fifth century B.C.The aristocratic temper of Greek civilization