The Great Armies of Antiquity (Google eBook)

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Greenwood Publishing Group, Jan 1, 2002 - History - 430 pages
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Gabriel examines 18 ancient army systems, examining the organizational structure and weapons employed and the degree to which cultural values and imperatives shaped the form and application of military force. The tactical doctrines and specific operational capabilities of each army are analyzed to explain how certain technical limitations and societal/cultural imperatives affected the operational capabilities of ancient armies. Cross-cultural and cross-historical connections ground the analysis in the larger historical context of the ancient world.

*Sumer and Akkad

*The Armies of the Pharaohs

*The Hittites

*The Mitanni

*Armies of the Bible

*The Iron Army of Assyria

*Chinese Armies

*Persia and the Art of Logistics

*The Greeks

*Carthaginian Armies

*Armies of India

*Rome

*The Iberians, Celts, Germans, and Goths

*The Army of Byzantium

*The Vikings

*The Arab Armies

*The Japanese Way of War

*The Mongols

*The Ottomans

This book also provides an introductory overview of war in the ancient world, from 2500 B.C.E. to 1453 C.E., as well as an examination of the evolution of modern warfare from 1453 to 2002 C.E.

  

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The man is another example of an intellectual midget. He has no spiritual discernment when speaking about the wars that Israel fought in the biblical days. To suggest that Israel stabbed Moses in the back is preposterous. To try to explain God's judgement from a human point of view is futile at best. And our Lord Jesus will be smitten only once, anyone who opposes this idea will be crushed thoroughly. And to imply that Moses kept the armies of Israel wandering through the desert for 40 years just to build them up comes from an ignorant view of the Bible. He also implied that Joshua was wrong for annihilating Jericho. The judgement of God is Swift and without mercy to the wicked who would lead little ones into a demonic mindset. He doesn't tell you that the people of the time cooked their newborn babies as a sacrifice in a gigantic frying pan... But of course no 1 sees the parallel between that, and the way you raise your children now ignorant of the Lord your God as most of you toss your children into the proverbial frying pan of a satanic world with no tools, wisdom or support. Just keep trusting your children to these 'distinguished teachers' and keep watching America's culture turn into a gigantic toilet...... excuse me it already is 

Contents

2 The WorId s First Armies Sumer and Akkad
48
3 The Armies of the Pharaohs
59
4 The Hittites and Iron Weapons
71
5 The Mitanni and the War Chariot
81
6 The Armies of the Bible
95
7 The Iron Army of Assyria
124
The Shang and Zhou Periods
140
9 Persia and the Art of Logistics
156
Iberians Gauls Germans and Goths
260
15 The Army of Byzantium
277
Raiders from the Open Sea
292
17 The Arab Armies
304
18 The Japanese Way of War
315
19 The Mongols
328
20 The Ottomans
345
21 The Evolution of Modem War
356

Classical and Imperial Periods
171
11 Carthaginian Armies
194
Vedic and Imperial Periods
207
The Armies of the Caesars
225

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About the author (2002)

RICHARD A. GABRIEL is a military historian and Adjunct Professor of Humanities and Ethics at Daniel Webster College. His most recent book is Great Captains of Antiquity (Greenwood, 2000).

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