Weapons & Warfare, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1587655985
  • ISBN-13: 9781587655982
  • DDC: 623.409
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1260 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released July 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Originally published in 2002, Weapons and Warfare, Revised is designed to meet the needs of students seeking information about weaponry, tactics, and models of warfare from ancient times to the present, worldwide. Approximately 140 topics arranged chronologically and thematically, with volume 1, Ancient and Medieval, covering weapons and strategies from ancient times to 1500; volume 2, The Modern Era, covering weapons and strategies from approximately 1500 to the present; and volume 3, Warfare: Culture and Concepts providing valuable overviews of the way warfare, weapons, and military history have been expressed socially, politically, and in the arts. Each essay ranges from 1,500 words to 7,000 words. The first two volumes open with overviews of major weapons groups, followed by chronologically arranged sections covering major historical periods and regions of the world and their contributions to military weapons, technologies, and strategies. Volume 3 touches on all sociocultural and political aspects of weapons and warefare: literature, film, society, science, ethics, and basic "behind the battlefield" theories, strategies, and policies.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Publisher’s Note.
List of Illustrations, Maps, and Time Lines.
Alphabetized Index of Essays.
Categorized Index of Essays.
1: Weapons and Forces.
2: Clubs, Maces, and Slings.
3: Picks, Axes, and War Hammers.
4: Bows and Arrows.
5: Crossbows.
6: Knives, Swords, and Daggers.
7: Spears and Pole Arms.
8: Chariots.
9: Firearms and Cannon.
10: Ancient Fortifications.
11: Medieval Fortifications.
12: Sieges and Siegecraft: Ancient and Medieval.
13: Armies and Infantry: Ancient and Medieval.
14: Cavalry: Ancient and Medieval.
15: Warships and Naval Warfare.
16: The Ancient World.
17: Violence in the Precivilized World.
18: The Ancient World: Egypt and the Middle East.
19: City-States and Empires Through Old Babylon.
20: The Hittites.
21: The Assyrians.
22: The Chaldeans.
23: The Hebrews.
24: The Egyptians.
25: The Persians.
26: The Ancient World: Europe and the Mediterranean.
27: Greek Warfare to Alexander.
28: Greek and Hellenistic Warfare from Alexander to Rome.
29: Carthaginian Warfare.
30: Roman Warfare During the Republic.
31: Roman Warfare During the Empire.
32: Celtic Warfare.
33: Berber Warfare.
34: Tribal Warfare in Central and Eastern Europe.
35: The Ancient World: Eastern, Central, and Southern Asia.
36: China: Ancient.
37: Nomadic Warriors of the Steppe.
38: India and South Asia: Ancient.
39: The Medieval World.
40: The Medieval World: The Roman Legacy.
41: Byzantium.
42: The Franks and the Holy Roman Empire.
43: The Anglo-Saxons.
44: The Lombards.
45: The Magyars.
46: The Vikings.
47: Armies of Christendom and the Age of Chivalry.
48: Crusading Armies of the West.
49: The Medieval World: The Middle East and Africa.
50: Armies of Muḥammad and the Caliphate.
51: Armies of the Seljuk Turks.
52: The Ottoman Armies.
53: West African Empires.
54: Ethiopia.
55: The Medievial World: Eastern and Souuthern Asia.
56: China: Medieval.
57: Japan: Medieval.
58: The Mongols.
59: India and South Asia: Medieval.
60: Southeast Asia.
61: The Medieval World: The Americas.
62: The Maya and Aztecs.
63: The Incas.
64: North American Indigenous Nations.
65: The Medieval World: From Medieval to Modern.
66: Handarms to Firearms.
67: Knights to Cavalry.
68: Galleys to Galleons.