The encyclopedia of warfare : from earliest time to the present day
- Adrian Gilbert.
- London ; Chicago : Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 2000.
- Physical description
- 304 p. : col. ill., maps, ports. ; 29 cm.
- Gilbert, Adrian.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Introduction Warfare in the Ancient World Medieval Warfare Warfare in the Renaissance World Warfare in the 18th Century Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars The American Civil War The Changing Face of War World War I World War II Warfare in the Modern World Glossary Bibliography Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- The Encyclopedia of Warfare is a chronological account of the development of warfare from the beginnings of recorded history to the present; it explains the nature of conflict in each era. The Encyclopedia takes a multi-faceted approach to the subject, mixing studies of major wars, their significant battles, and the outstanding commanders with discussions of the ever-changing technology of war and the life and experiences of the ordinary soldier. The book is organized into 10 chapters, each of which looks at a particular era in warfare; for example the Ancient World, Medieval Warfare, the U.S. Civil War, and Warfare in the Modern World. Each chapter includes maps of key battles or campaigns and commentary on battles, personalities, types of troops, and equipment. Sidebars throughout the main narrative focus on particularly noteworthy aspects of the history of the conflict. An introduction to the whole work presents an overview of the significant trends and themes that have shaped many centuries ofmilitary history. Also includes a glossary, bibliography and index.
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