Warfare in World History

Warfare in World History

by Michael S. Neiberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415229545

ISBN-13: 9780415229548

Pub. Date: 07/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Despite the catastrophic effects of war, wars have also proved to be instrumental to long-term change in world history This text is the first of its kind to survey how warfare has developed from ancient times to the present day and the role it has played in shaping the world we know. The periods discussed include:

* the pre-gunpowder era
* the development

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Overview

Despite the catastrophic effects of war, wars have also proved to be instrumental to long-term change in world history This text is the first of its kind to survey how warfare has developed from ancient times to the present day and the role it has played in shaping the world we know. The periods discussed include:

* the pre-gunpowder era
* the development of gunpowder weapons and their rapid adoption in Western Europe
* the French Revolution and the industrialization of warfare
* the First and Second World Wars
* the Cold War and the wars of liberation fought across the Third World.

With in-depth examples illustrating the dominant themes in the history of warfare, Warfare in World History focuses not only on the famous and heroic, but also discusses the experiences of countless millions of unknowns who have fought in wars over time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415229548
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Series:
Themes in World History Series
Pages:
122
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
1240L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Prelude: 5 June 19441
1The classical age (to 500 CE)9
2The post-classical period (500 to 1450)21
3The emergence of gunpowder weapons, 1450 to 177634
4Nationalism and industrialism46
5World War I59
6World War II73
7The Cold War and beyond85
Conclusions99
Index103

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