The Illustrated Military History of the World from Ancient Civilization to the 21st Century.
The most ambitious study of warfare ever published: from the Ancient World to the present day, The Times History of War reveals how warfare has been shaped by social, political, technological, agricultural and even climatic changes. It investigates how warfare has, in turn, been agent of political and social change.
Lavish maps chart the campaigns and battles that have changed the course of military history. Diagrams and line drawings show how new weapons and equipment worked. From small unit tactics to grand strategy, The Times History of War is the most thorough analysis of warfare ever published.
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A comprehensive overview of war throughout the ages
From the first wars of civilization - the chariot lords sweeping through ancient Mesopotamia and Homer's warriors on the plains of windy Troy - to today's darker threats of terrorism and biological weapons proliferation; The Times History of War provides and overview of how this most important human activity developed. The text - written by a team of specialists and experienced military historians (myself included) - is accompanied by extensive illustrations. The maps are the heart of the book, which serves as an atlas of military history, and presents the accuracy, comprehensiveness and clarity readers have come to expect from The Times series of historical atlases. For a reference atlas as well as an illustrated survey of military history, this book should be of interest to the general reader and specialists alike.
David C.Isby, Richard Brooks, Jan Honig, Richard H. Berg and Mark Herman are published authors of military history titles ranging from the classical world to post-Cold War defence policy.
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Book Description Collins, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0004723384