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A history of the world in 100 weapons

Author: Chris McNab; Royal Armouries (Great Britain),
Publisher: Oxford : Osprey Publishing, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [New edition]View all editions and formats
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"Our history has been shaped and changed by weapons: the smallest advances in weapons development have helped to build and overthrow empires, changed the course of civilization, driven modern technology, and won wars."--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris McNab; Royal Armouries (Great Britain),
ISBN: 9781472803467 1472803469
OCLC Number: 869794628
Notes: Originally published: Great Britain, 2011.
Description: 383 pages : illustrations ; 15 cm
Contents: The ancient world, 5000 BC-AD 500 --
The medieval world, 500-1500 --
The early modern world, 1500-1800 --
Imperial wars, 1800-1914 --
World War I, 1914-18 --
World War II, 1939-45 --
Modern warfare, 1945-present.
Other Titles: History of the world in one hundred weapons
Responsibility: Chris McNab.

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Offers a collection of facts about the weapons, is sumptuously illustrated with colour photographs and contemporary images and reveals information about who wielded the weapon and where is was used,  Read more...

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This splendid romp through the history of warfare can be recommended as both fun and thought-provoking -- Military Times "In A History of the Word in 100 Weapons, author and military historian Chris Read more...

 
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