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Warfare in World History : Themes in World History - Michael S. Neiberg

Warfare in World History

Themes in World History

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Published: 30th August 2001
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Despite the catastrophic effects of war, wars have also proved to be instrumental to long-term change in world history This text is the first of its kind to survey how warfare has developed from ancient times to the present day and the role it has played in shaping the world we know. The periods discussed include:

* the pre-gunpowder era
* the development of gunpowder weapons and their rapid adoption in Western Europe
* the French Revolution and the industrialization of warfare
* the First and Second World Wars
* the Cold War and the wars of liberation fought across the Third World.

With in-depth examples illustrating the dominant themes in the history of warfare, Warfare in World History focuses not only on the famous and heroic, but also discusses the experiences of countless millions of unknowns who have fought in wars over time.

"Neiberg has provided [a] useful supplemental [text]...."Warfare in World History covers general military trends and technologies that have largely disappeared from survey texts." -"Military History

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Prelude 5 June 1944p. 1
The Classical Age (to 500 Ce)p. 9
The Post-Classical Period (500 to 1450)p. 21
The Emergence of Gunpowder Weapons, 1450 to 1776p. 34
Nationalism and Industrialismp. 46
World War Ip. 59
World War IIp. 73
The Cold War and Beyondp. 85
Notesp. 98
Conclusionsp. 99
Indexp. 103
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ISBN: 9780415229555
ISBN-10: 0415229553
Series: Themes in World History
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 30th August 2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 0.6
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 1