World History of Warfare by Christon I. ArcherWorld History of Warfare by Christon I. Archer

World History of Warfare

byChriston I. Archer, John R. Ferris, Holger H. Herwig

Paperback | September 1, 2008

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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.
All four authors are professors of history at the University of Calgary. Christon I. Archer is the editor of The Birth of Modern Mexico, 1780–1824. John R. Ferris is the author of Intelligence and Strategy, Selected Essays. Holger H. Herwig is the coauthor of The Grand Illusion: The Prussianization of the Chilean Army (Nebraska 1999) a...
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Title:World History of WarfareFormat:PaperbackDimensions:640 pages, 9 × 6.1 × 1.23 inPublished:September 1, 2008Publisher:UNP - Nebraska PaperbackLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0803219415

ISBN - 13:9780803219410

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Maps
Preface
Introduction: The Origins of Warfare
1. Warfare of the Ancient Empires
2. War and Society in the Classical West
3. Migrations and Invasions
4. European Chivalry and the Rise of Islam
5. Eastern Styles of Warfare
6. The Age of Gunpowder and Sail
7. New Signs of Total War
8. Absolutism and War
9. The Revolutionary Era
10. The Beginnings of Industrial Warfare
11. The West Conquers the World
12. Twentieth-Century Militarisms and Technological Warfare
13. Third World Wars
Epilogue: The Future of War and Peace
Index

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"A captivating account of how ancient empires and modern nations advanced their civilizations through the evolution of warfare. Very well written, this book is an excellent source for the average reader as well as the student of military history."—Tim Boxer, 15 Minutes
- Tim Boxer - 15 Minutes