World History of Warfare

World History of Warfare

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World History of Warfare is designed as a textbook for introductory college courses in military history. The text 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 authors' 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.

Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2002]
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780803244238
0803244231
Branch Call Number: 355.009 W89358 2002
Characteristics: xii, 626 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Archer, Christon I. 1940-

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