Warfare in World History

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Routledge, 2001 - History - 114 pages
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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.

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User Review  - Robert - Goodreads

A nice little summary of warfare in World history. It doesn't go into very much depth but as an overview it is not too bad. Probably a very handy resource for those at school or looking for additional references. Won't work for everyone but it does have a place. Read full review

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User Review  - Glen - Goodreads

This is a VERY quick look at warfare across history, and the author uses the common perspectives of men, technology, and tactics. It is a decent review for those who have already read extensively on the subject, but doesn't bring much in the way of analysis to the field. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Michael S. Neiberg, Ph.D., is a professor of history at the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he specializes in World War I and the relationship of warfare to European and American Society. He is the author of "Making Citizen Soldiers: Rots and the Ideology of American Military Service, 1916-1980" and "Warfare in World History". He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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