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World History of Warfare


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List of IllustrationsList of MapsPrefaceIntroduction: The Origins of Warfare1. Warfare of the Ancient Empires2. War and Society in the Classical West3. Migrations and Invasions4. European Chivalry and the Rise of Islam5. Eastern Styles of Warfare6. The Age of Gunpowder and Sail7. New Signs of Total War8. Absolutism and War9. The Revolutionary Era10. The Beginnings of Industrial Warfare11. The West Conquers the World12. Twentieth-Century Militarisms and Technological Warfare13. Third World WarsEpilogue: The Future of War and PeaceIndex

About the Author

All four authors are professors of history at the University of Calgary, Canada. Christon I. Archer is the editor of The Wars of Independence in Spanish America.

John R. Ferris is the author of The Evolution of British Strategic Policy, 1919-1926.

Holger H. Herwig is a coauthor of The Grand Illusion: The Prussianization of the Chilean Army (Nebraska 1999).

Timothy H. E. Travers is the author of Gallipoli 1915.


"An outstanding reading text on the history of warfare from its origins to the twenty-first century. More than a description of past key events and turning points, it is a rewriting of this history articulating the concept of change."-Air Power History Air Power History "These authors follow the trend among some younger military historians ... by describing not only the raw detail of battle but sprinkling it with some philosophic insight, emotion, and the impact of war on society as a whole."-Library Journal Library Journal "This book provides a wide-ranging and comprehensive coverage of warfare across time 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."-Jeffrey Grey, author of The Australian Centenary History of Defence -- Jeffrey Grey "At last general-audience military history has a worthy successor to Theodore Ropp's classic War in the Modern World. This well-written, well-reasoned volume seamlessly blends the expertise of its four authors in a critical analysis of war from its beginning to the present. Well suited for course adoption, it belongs on the bookshelves of anyone interested in the phenomenon of human conflict."-Dennis Showalter, past president, Society of Military History -- Dennis Showalter "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 reader as well as the student of military history."-Tim Boxer, 15 Minutes -- Tim Boxer 15 Minutes

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