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World History of Warfare

Archer, Christon I.; Ferris, John R.; Herwig, Holger H.; Travers, Timothy H. E.

Verlag: University of Nebraska Press, 2008
ISBN 10: 0803219415 / ISBN 13: 9780803219410
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Titel: World History of Warfare

Verlag: University of Nebraska Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2008

Einband: Soft cover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "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 ofThe Australian Centenary History of Defence. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_0803219415

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Inhaltsangabe: World History of Warfare covers worldwide military history from ancient times to the present and is designed as a textbook for college courses. Its principal theme is an exploration of change and continuity, revolution and tradition, in three thousand years of warfare. It 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.
Although the volume addresses traditional subjects such as generals and tactics, each chapter also includes discussion 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 and the role that military forces have played in shaping societies worldwide.

Über den Autor: All four authors are professors of history at the University of Calgary. Christon I. Archer is the editor of The Birth of Modern Mexico, 1780?1824. John R. Ferris is the author of Intelligence and Strategy, Selected Essays. Holger H. Herwig is the coauthor of The Grand Illusion: The Prussianization of the Chilean Army (Nebraska 1999) and of Christmas in Washington. Timothy H. E. Travers is now a professor emeritus and the author of Gallipoli 1915.

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