The Great Armies of Antiquity

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 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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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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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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