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Encyclopedia of Warfare: From the Earliest Times to the Present Day
     

Encyclopedia of Warfare: From the Earliest Times to the Present Day

by Adrian Gilbert
 

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The Encyclopedia of Warfare is a chronological account of the development of warfare since the beginnings of recorded history. The book is organized in 10 chapters, each of which looks at a particular era in warfare from the ancient world to the present. Each chapter includes color maps of key campaigns, as well as commentary on battles, personalities, troops

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The Encyclopedia of Warfare is a chronological account of the development of warfare since the beginnings of recorded history. The book is organized in 10 chapters, each of which looks at a particular era in warfare from the ancient world to the present. Each chapter includes color maps of key campaigns, as well as commentary on battles, personalities, troops, and equipment. Sidebars throughout the main narrative focus on noteworthy aspects of the history of conflict. Through its chronological organization and ample use of maps, the Encyclopedia also clearly conveys the link between war and world geographical history. A thorough yet concise exploration of combat throughout human history, this fascinating and informative reference work is an outstanding addition to any library collection.

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Charts the development of warfare over several millennia, from its earliest origins in prehistory to the present day, focusing on changes that have taken place in history and the constants that remain. Contains sections on warfare in the ancient world, medieval warfare, the Renaissance world, the 18th century, Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars, the American Civil War, the changing face of war, WWI and WWII, and warfare in the modern world. Includes color and b&w illustrations, photos, and maps on every page, plus a glossary. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781135956974
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/16/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
File size:
14 MB
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