Combining beautiful nineteenth-century engravings, artworks, and diagrams with an engaging and informative modern text, The Grammar of Warfare narrates humankind’s timeless capacity for devising new ways of waging war on land and at sea.
A chronological and cultural review of tactics and technology is supplemented by thumbnail studies of individual items of arms and armor—from swords to siege engines, from helmets to handguns.
The lavish visual approach parades the evolving profiles of army and individual warrior, interjected with annotated anatomies of key technologies and diagrams of famous battles and tactical innovations.
With contextual introductions, authoritative captions, and a glossary of terms, the result is a complete grammar for the school of war. Navigational features include index tabs, cross-references, and timelines, helping the reader to explore the history of warfare from ancient times to the first truly modern war.
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The book makes a useful reference guide for history buffs and those needing a quick reference to weapons, tactics, etc. before the late 20th Century.