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The ancient world

Author: Richard A Gabriel
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, ©2007.
Series: Soldiers' lives through history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

The next thousand years saw the emergence of iron weapons, the chariot, the standing professional army, military academies, general staffs, military training, permanent arms industries, written texts  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gabriel, Richard A.
Ancient world.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006029538
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Gabriel
ISBN: 9780313041990 0313041997
OCLC Number: 230757758
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 305 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: I. Military life --
Origins of war --
The soldier --
Recruitment --
Manpower --
Rations --
Equipment --
The camp --
Discipline and punishment --
Weapons --
Armor, helmets, and shields --
Chariotry --
Cavalry --
Logistics and transport --
Strategic range and endurance --
Tactics --
Military staffs --
Siegecraft and artillery --
Death and wounding --
Infection and disease --
Injury --
Medical care --
II. Ancient armies --
Sumer and Akkad (3500-2200 B.C.E.) --
Egypt (1580-960 B.C.E.) --
The Mitanni (1480-1335 B.C.E.) --
The Hittites (1450-1180 B.C.E.) --
The Canaanites (1500-900 B.C.E.) --
The Philistines (1200-900 B.C.E.) --
The Israelites (1100-921 B.C.E.) --
Assyria (890-612 B.C.E.) --
China (1750-256 B.C.E.) --
India (1200-120 B.C.E.) --
Classical Greece (600-338 B.C.E.) --
Persia (546-323 B.C.E.) --
Imperial Greece (356-323 B.C.E.) --
The Successors (323-168 B.C.E.) --
Republican Rome (500-28 B.C.E.) --
Carthage (814-146 B.C.E.) --
The barbarians: Gauls, Germans, and Goths (58 B.C.E.-445 C.E.) --
Imperial Rome (9-450 C.E.).
Series Title: Soldiers' lives through history.
Responsibility: Richard A. Gabriel.
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