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    Man and Wound in the Ancient World: A History of Military Medicine from Sumer to the Fall of Constantinople (Potomac Books) (Hardback) By (author) Richard A. Gabriel

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    DescriptionWounds and disease were as devastating on the battlefields of the ancient world as they are today. In an age of bloody combat, how did physicians and medics cope with arrow injuries, spear and sword gashes, dysentery, and infection without the benefits of anesthesia or modern medical technology? In this fascinating volume, Richard A. Gabriel explores the long-hidden world of ancient military medicine to reveal its surprisingly sophisticated body of knowledge, practice, and technique. Ranging broadly from the deserts of Egypt and North Africa, across the plains of India and Persia, to the mountains of Europe and Asia, this book examines medical history from the Bronze Age through the Middle Ages. Comprehensive, thoughtful, graphic, and always accessible, this book will be welcomed by historians and students alike.


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    Title
    Man and Wound in the Ancient World
    Subtitle
    A History of Military Medicine from Sumer to the Fall of Constantinople
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard A. Gabriel
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 264
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781597978484
    ISBN 10: 1597978485
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Subject Code: PI
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: MBX
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDA
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16920
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS027130
    DC22: 616.98023
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDA
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 616.9/8023
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: MED039000
    LC classification: RC971 .G334 2012
    DC23: 616.98023
    Thema V1.0: NHC, MBX
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    5 figures; 5 tables; notes; bibliography
    Publisher
    Potomac Books Inc
    Imprint name
    Potomac Books Inc
    Publication date
    01 January 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Dulles
    Author Information
    Richard A. Gabriel is a distinguished professor in the Department of History and War Studies at the Royal Military College of Canada and in the Department of Defence Studies at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto. He was a professor of history and politics at the U.S. Army War College and held the Visiting Chair in Military Ethics at the Marine Corps University. Dr. Gabriel is a former U.S. Army officer and the author of more than forty books including Scipio Africanus: Rome's Greatest General, Thutmose III: The Military Biography of Egypt's Greatest Warrior King, Philip II of Macedonia: Greater Than Alexander, and Hannibal: The Military Biography of Rome's Greatest Enemy, all published by Potomac Books, Inc. He lives in Manchester, New Hampshire.
    Review quote
    "The study of ancient military medicine is vital to an understanding of the broader aspects and development of warfare in antiquity. Yet it is an area that has often been neglected by scholars. "Man and Wound in the Ancient World" addresses this deficit in a truly comprehensive and interesting manner. Richard Gabriel s latest book is destined to be the defining work in an area of great importance for the study of ancient military history and will fascinate historians and general readers alike." C. A. Matthew, Macquarie University, Australia