Encyclopedia of Warrior Peoples and Fighting Groups

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Grey House Publishing, 2006 - Reference - 654 pages
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From ferocious tribes to charismatic leaders and daring militias, this edition of The Encyclopedia of Historical Warrior Peoples & Fighting Groups explores the origins and leadership of these powerful combat forces, chronicles their conquests and accomplishments, examines the circumstances surrounding their decline or disbanding, and assesses their influence on the groups and methods of warfare that followed.

Clearly written entries in an easy-to-use A-Z arrangement, Illustrations and cross-references enhance entries, An expanded Historical Timeline of entries allows the reader to see how groups connect with one another, Suggested Readings & Primary Documents offer sources for additional research, Full color maps, arranged by time period, allows the reader a visual connection to the groups, Comprehensive Bibliography & Subject Index.

With over 150 entries, this encyclopedia offers the most current, most comprehensive overview of skilled military populations, soldiers who dominated the military forces of their time, famous and noteworthy units, and elite forces from the ancient times to the present. A valuable resource for readers seeking insight into the bold history of both distinguished and infamous fighting forces, this edition will be useful in history reference collections, university libraries, and public libraries.

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