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The great armies of antiquity

Author: Richard A Gabriel
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Gabriel examines 18 ancient army systems, examining the organizational structure and weapons employed and the degree to which cultural values and imperatives shaped the form and application of military force. The tactical doctrines and specific operational capabilities of each army are analyzed to explain how certain technical limitations and societal/cultural imperatives affected the operational capabilities of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Gabriel
ISBN: 0275978095 9780275978099
OCLC Number: 49327042
Description: xxi, 430 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword / J. Boone Bartholomees, Jr. --
War in the Ancient World 2500 B.C.E.-1453 C.E. --
The World's First Armies, Sumer and Akkad 3500-2200 B.C.E. --
The Armies of the Pharaohs 3200-1000 B.C.E. --
The Hittites and Iron Weapons 1450-1180 B.C.E. --
The Mitanni and the War Chariot 1480-1335 B.C.E. --
The Armies of the Bible 1250-928 B.C.E. --
The Iron Army of Assyria 890-612 B.C.E. --
Chinese Armies: The Shang and Zhou Periods 1750-256 B.C.E. --
Persia and the Art of Logistics 546-330 B.C.E. --
The Greek Way of War: Classical and Imperial Periods 500-323 B.C.E. --
Carthaginian Armies 814-146 B.C.E. --
Armies of Ancient India: Vedic and Imperial Periods 1200-120 B.C.E. --
Rome: The Armies of the Caesars 753 B.C.E.-378 C.E. --
Barbarian Armies: Iberians, Gauls, Germans, and Goths 250 B.C.E.-378 C.E. --
The Army of Byzantium 476-1453 C.E. --
The Vikings: Raiders from the Open Sea 780-1070 C.E. --
The Arab Armies 600-850 C.E. --
The Japanese Way of War 200-1300 C.E. --
The Mongols 1206-1294 C.E. --
The Ottomans 1300-1453 C.E. --
The Evolution of Modern War 1453-2002 C.E.
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Gabriel examines 18 ancient army systems, from the armies that advanced the objectives of the Sumer and Akkad empires to the Ottomans. In each instance he examines the organizational structure and  Read more...

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