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

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Taylor & Francis, 2000 - History - 304 pages
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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