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World history of warfare

Author: Christon I Archer
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides a wide-ranging and comprehensive coverage of warfare across times and cultures. Its main strengths are its ability to provide context for each period discussed, comparison between developments in Europe, Asia, and the colonized world, and critical and up-to-date bibliographies that allow the reader to pursue subjects in greater depth. - Jacket flap.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christon I Archer
ISBN: 0803244231 9780803244238 9780803219410 0803219415
OCLC Number: 49650247
Description: xii, 626 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Warfare of the ancient empires --
War and society in the classical West --
Migrations and invasions --
European chivalry and the rise of Islam --
Eastern styles of warfare The age of gunpowder and sail --
New signs of total war --
Absolutism and war --
The revolutionary era --
The beginnings of industrial warfare --
The west conquers the world --
Twentieth-century militarisms and technological warfare --
Third World wars --
Epilogue: The future of war and peace.
Responsibility: Christon I. Archer [and others].
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This book provides a wide-ranging and comprehensive coverage of warfare across times and cultures. Its main strengths are its ability to provide context for each period discussed, comparison between developments in Europe, Asia, and the colonized world, and critical and up-to-date bibliographies that allow the reader to pursue subjects in greater depth. - Jacket flap.

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"A captivating account of how ancient empires and modern nations advanced their civilizations through the evolution of warfare. Very well written, this book is an excellent source for the average Read more...

 
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