The Encyclopedia of Warfare: From Earliest Time to the Present Day

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Adrian Gilbert
Taylor & Francis, 2000 - History - 304 pages
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The Encyclopedia of Warfare is a chronological account of the development of warfare since the beginnings of recorded history. The book is organized in 10 chapters, each of which looks at a particular era in warfare from the ancient world to the present. Each chapter includes color maps of key campaigns, as well as commentary on battles, personalities, troops, and equipment. Sidebars throughout the main narrative focus on noteworthy aspects of the history of conflict. Through its chronological organization and ample use of maps, the Encyclopedia also clearly conveys the link between war and world geographical history. A thorough yet concise exploration of combat throughout human history, this fascinating and informative reference work is an outstanding addition to any library collection.
  

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Contents

Introduction
6
Medieval Warfare
40
Warfare in the Renaissance World
72
Warfare in the 18th Century
98
Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars
126
The American Civil War
150
The Changing Face of War
180
World War I
212
World War II
242
Warfare in the Modern World
274
Glossary
300
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About the author (2000)

Adrian Gilbert was born near London, where he attended St. Edmunds College, as well as the University of Kent at Cantebury, reading for an Honours degree in Chemistry. His first book, The Cosmic Wisdom Beyond Astrology, was written with the intent of bringing together scientific reasoning and mystical insight. As things have turned out, this has continued to be the hallmark of Adrian's writing and explains why his books have achieved world-wide recognition. Adrian has appeared in a number of documentaries including two for the BBC: The Great Pyramid, gateway to the stars and The Crystal skulls.

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