World History of Warfare / Edition 1 by Christon I. Archer, John R. Ferris, Holger H. Herwig, Timothy H. E. Travers | | 9780803244238 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
World History of Warfare / Edition 1

World History of Warfare / Edition 1

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

ISBN-10: 0803244231

ISBN-13: 9780803244238

Pub. Date: 10/28/2002

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803244238
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Pages:
626
Sales rank:
901,055
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 2.20(d)

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