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Author Sheldon, R. M., 1948-

Title Espionage in the ancient world : an annotated bibliography of books and articles in Western languages / R.M. Sheldon ; foreword by Thomas Durrell-Young
Published Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 232 pages)
Contents Cover; Acknowledgments; Contents; Foreword ; Preface ; Introduction ; Glossary ; Espionage-General; Road Building, Communications, Tradecraft; The Ancient Near East ; Mesopotamia and Palestine ; Egypt; Assyria and Babylonia ; Persia; Greece ; General; The Skytale ; Tachygraphy ; The Spartan Krypteia ; Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age; The Roman Republic General ; General; Tironian Notes ; The Roman Empire ; General; Signalling; The Byzantine Empire ; General; Greek Fire ; Medieval World ; General; Dubthach Cipher & the Bamberg Cryptogram; Oghams ; Bacon Cipher; Runes
The Voynich Manuscript The Islamic World ; General; Yezidis ; Russia, China, India, Africa ; Russia; China and Southeast Asia ; India; Africa; An Unsolved Cryptogram: The Sator Rebus ; Index
Summary ""Splendid...excellent indexes...a wealth of information...recommended""--Booklist; ""well researched, organized and excellent work...highly recommended""--Choice; ""very valuable""--The NYMAS Review; ""delightful...impressive...highly informative""--Reference & User Services Quarterly; ""essential""--CIA Website; ""very valuable""; ""immensely useful""--Military History; ""comprehensive...worthwhile""--Cryptologia. Here, for the first time, is a comprehensive guide to the literature of ancient intelligence. The entries present books and periodical article
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Espionage -- History -- To 1500 -- Bibliography.
Intelligence service -- History -- To 1500 -- Bibliography.
Genre/Form Bibliography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1476610991 (electronic bk.)
9781476610993 (electronic bk.)
(lib. bdg. ; alk. paper)
(lib. bdg. ; alk. paper)