The Encyclopedia of Warfare

The Encyclopedia of Warfare

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Since war is among the oldest of human activities - long antedating the invention of writing - presumably the earliest attempts to record it took the form of poems or songs that were performed on suitable occasions. However revealing or inspiring, poems are no substitute for military theory and written history. The Encyclopedia of Warfare concentrates on a systematic listing of all wars, offering an understanding in the nature of the ways in which they were fought and presenting the reader with a survey of the development of military thought and actions. Over 1000 pages long, the encyclopedia will list every major recorded war since earliest times up to the present day. Within the war narrative, where appropriate, there will be descriptions of its campaigns, broken down into battles and sieges. All this will be easily accessed via an extensive index. Including over 600 full colour maps, created specifically for this volume, The Encyclopedia of Warfare is written in a style accessible to the student and general enthusiast alike, and reflecting the latest thought in military history.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 1024 pages
  • 189 x 240 x 55.88mm | 2,358.68g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 650 maps
  • 1782740236
  • 9781782740230
  • 641,664

Table of contents

Wars and Campaigns
Maps
Authors and Contributors
Publisher's Note

Foreword by Dennis Showalter

Timeline of Notable Civilizations

How to use the Maps
Key to the Map Symbols

Ancient Wars c.2500 BCE-500 CE
33

Medieval Wars 500-1500
161

Early Modern Wars 1500-1775
289

Revolutionary Wars 1775-c.1815
449

Wars of Empire and Revolt, 1815-1914
577

The Era of World Wars 1914-45
769

Modern Wars 1945-Present
865

Rank Abbreviations
929

General Index
930

Index of Battles & Sieges
981
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About Dennis Showalter

Dennis E. Showalter is a professor of history at Colorado College who specializes in German military history. He was president of the American Society for Military History from 1997 to 2001.
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