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The Harper encyclopedia of military history : from 3500 BC to the present

Author: R Ernest Dupuy; Trevor N Dupuy; HarperCollins (Firm)
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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New, updated, and revised to include new discoveries about the use of weapons in ancient China, upheavals in Lebanon, the winding down of the Soviet-Afghanistan war, the invasions of Grenada and Panama by U.S. forces, the war in the Persian Gulf, and the collapse of the Soviet and Eastern European Communist governments.
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Dictionaries
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R Ernest Dupuy; Trevor N Dupuy; HarperCollins (Firm)
ISBN: 0062700561 9780062700568
OCLC Number: 40679805
Notes: "First edition"--Title page verso.
Description: xxi, 1736 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The dawn of military history: to 600 B.C. --
War becomes an art: 600-400 B.C. --
The era of the giants: 400-200 B.C. --
The rise of great empires in East and West: 200-1 B.C. --
The Pax Romana: A.D. 1-200 --
The decline of Rome and the rise of cavalry: 200-400 --
The opening of the Middle Ages: 400-600 --
The rise and containment of Islam: 600-800 --
The Dark Ages: battle-ax and mace: 800-1000 --
The return of skill to warfare: 1000-1200 --
The age of the Mongols: 1200-1400 --
The end of the Middle Ages: 1400-1500 --
Spanish square and ship-of-the-line: 1500-1600 --
The beginning of modern warfare: 1600-1700 --
The military supremacy of Europe: 1700-1750 --
The dominance of maneuver on land and sea: 1750-1800 --
The era of Napoleon: 1800-1850 --
The emergence of the professional: 1850-1900 --
World War I and the era of total war: 1900-1925 --
World War II and the dawn of the nuclear age: 1925-1945 --
Superpowers in the nuclear age: 1945-1975 --
Dominance of technology: 1975-1990.
Other Titles: Encyclopedia of military history :
Responsibility: R. Ernest Dupuy and Trevor N. Dupuy.

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New, updated, and revised to include new discoveries about the use of weapons in ancient China, upheavals in Lebanon, the winding down of the Soviet-Afghanistan war, the invasions of Grenada and Panama by U.S. forces, the war in the Persian Gulf, and the collapse of the Soviet and Eastern European Communist governments.

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