The Great Battles of Antiquity: A Strategic and Tactical Guide to Great Battles that Shaped the Development of War by Richard A. Gabriel, Donald W Boose | | 9780313289309 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Great Battles of Antiquity: A Strategic and Tactical Guide to Great Battles that Shaped the Development of War

The Great Battles of Antiquity: A Strategic and Tactical Guide to Great Battles that Shaped the Development of War

by Richard A. Gabriel, Donald W Boose
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313289301

ISBN-13: 9780313289309

Pub. Date: 12/30/1994

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

The Great Captains frequently looked to crucial battles to learn lessons that they themselves employed. While the battles of antiquity have often been examined, Western generals looked to the wars of the Greeks and the Romans, the Chinese to their own campaigns, and so on. Never before have military leaders and other students of military history had the

Overview

The Great Captains frequently looked to crucial battles to learn lessons that they themselves employed. While the battles of antiquity have often been examined, Western generals looked to the wars of the Greeks and the Romans, the Chinese to their own campaigns, and so on. Never before have military leaders and other students of military history had the benefit of a systematic look at the key battles throughout the ancient world. In this volume, Gabriel and Boose examine the 31 wars, campaigns or battles from Megiddo (1479 B.C.) to the fall of Constantinople (A.D. 1453) that had the greatest impact on the ancient world, stretching from the Mediterranean through the Middle East to Japan and Korea.

Beginning with Megiddo, the first battle in history for which there is a relatively detailed account of strategy and tactics, Gabriel and Boose provide a systematic survey of major battles, wars, and campaigns. Each analysis begins with the Strategic Setting, which places events within the larger political and strategic context; then looks to The Antagonists, providing a comparative look at each army, its equipment, tactics, weaponry, logistics, style of combat leadership, and doctrine to assess its major strengths and weaknesses. The authors then examine The Battle, offering a detailed account of the struggle complete with maps and charts to clarify the analysis of what happened on the battlefield. The final section, Lessons of War, dissects each battle for its successes and failures that are particularly relevant to the development and conduct of war in the modern age. Each survey ends with a bibliography of key sources for further reading. This volume is designed to be an invaluable reference source for military historians and professionals as well as the general reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313289309
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/30/1994
Pages:
744
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.58(h) x 1.60(d)
Lexile:
1320L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction

War in the Ancient World

Megiddo

Kadesh

Sargon II's Urartu Campaign

The Greek Way of War: Marathon, Leuctra, Chaeronea

The Chinese Way of War: Chengpu, Guiling, Jingxing

The Campaigns of Alexander: Granicus, Issus, Gaugamela, Hydaspes

The Campaigns of Hannibal: Trebia, Trasimene, Cannae, Zama

Cynoscephalae

Caesar's Campaigns: Alesia, Dyrrachium, Pharsalus

Teutoberg Forest

Adrianople

The Korean Way of War: Salsu River

Hastings

Sajo River

The Japanese Way of War: Ichinotani, Kyushu

The Swiss Way of War: Morgarten, Laupen, Sempach

The Siege of Constantinople

The Ancient Legacy

Index

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