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World history of warfare

Author: Christon I Archer
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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[This volume] is designed as textbook for introductory college courses in military history. [It] covers worldwide military history from ancient times to the present. Its principal theme is an exploration of change and continuity, revolution and tradition, in three thousand years of warfare. The work teaches students and general readers how warfare evolved and how that evolution affected human society, with emphasis  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Christon I Archer
OCLC Number: 51952324
Notes: Originally published: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2002.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
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 --
Age of gunpowder and sail --
New signs of total war --
Absolutism and war --
The revolutionary era --
Beginnings of industrial warfare --
West conquers the world --
Twentieth-century militarisms and technological warfare --
Third World wars.
Responsibility: Christon I. Archer [and others].

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[This volume] is designed as textbook for introductory college courses in military history. [It] covers worldwide military history from ancient times to the present. Its principal theme is an exploration of change and continuity, revolution and tradition, in three thousand years of warfare. The work teaches students and general readers how warfare evolved and how that evolution affected human society, with emphasis on major turning points in the conduct of warfare rather than a superficial general history of wars." This volume addresses traditional subjects such as generals and tactics, but each chapter also includes discussions of the idea of war, the role of the common soldier, and the changing interpretations of the military's place in society and politics. Of special value is the author's treatment of non-Western societies. Too often military history has meant the study of warfare in England, France, and Germany, especially as it was shaped by the Napoleonic conflicts. In contrast, the authors of this volume examine the role that military forces have played in shaping societies worldwide.-Dust jacket.

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