Encyclopedia of Warrior Peoples and Fighting Groups, 1st Edition

  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 1592371728
  • ISBN-13: 9781592371723
  • DDC: 355.009
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 683 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released December 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

  • Price:  Sign in for price

About

Overview

Many military groups throughout the world have excelled in their craft either by fortuitous circumstances, outstanding leadership, or intense training. This long-awaited second edition of The Encyclopedia of Warrior Peoples and Fighting Groups explores the origins and leadership of these powerful combat forces, chronicles their conquests and accomplishments, examines the circumstances surrounding their decline or disbanding, and assesses their influence on the groups and methods of warfare that followed.

This edition contains articles on Tuskegee Airmen, Guerillas, Green Berets, the Arab Legion, the Warsaw Pact, the San Patricio Battalion and many more, along with a full update to existing article, many new maps, and a new Historical Timeline to offer the most current, most comprehensive overview of invasions and conquests throughout history.

Readers will encounter ferocious tribes, charismatic leaders and daring militias from ancient times to the present, including Amazons, Buffalo Soldiers, Green Berets, Iron Brigade, Kamikazes, Peoples of the Sea, Polish Winged Hussars, Sacred Band of Thebes, Teutonic Knights, and Texas Rangers. With over 100 entries, arranged alphabetically, numerous cross-references and illustrations, a comprehensive bibliography and index, The Encyclopedia of Warrior Peoples and Fighting Groups is a valuable resource for readers seeking insight into the bold history of distinguished fighting forces. This reference is a must-have resource for any high school library, public library and academic library.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Brief Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents: Encyclopedia of Invasions and Conquests From Ancient Times to the Present Second Edition.
Preface.
List of Contributors.
List of Maps.
Entries.
1: Afghans.
2: Afrika Korps.
3: Akkadians.
4: Alamo Scouts.
5: Almoravids.
6: Amazons.
7: ANZACs.
8: Arab Legion.
9: Army of Northern Virginia.
10: Aryans.
11: Ashanti.
12: Assyrians.
13: Aztecs.
14: Berserkers.
15: Boers.
16: Boxers.
17: British East India Company.
18: Buffalo Soldiers.
19: Byzantines.
20: Cavaliers and Roundheads.
21: Celts.
22: Charioteers.
23: Chindits.
24: Condor Legion.
25: Condottieri.
26: Conquistadors.
27: Cossacks.
28: Czech Legion.
29: Delta Force.
30: Dervishes, or Fuzzy-Wuzzy.
31: Egyptians.
32: Ever Victorious Army.
33: Flying Circus.
34: Flying Tigers (American Volunteer Group).
35: Franks.
36: French Foreign Legion.
37: Goths.
38: Goumiers.
39: Grande Armée.
40: Green Berets (Special Forces).
41: Grenzschutzgruppe 9 (GSG-9).
42: Guerrillas.
43: Gurkhas.
44: Hessians.
45: Highlanders.
46: Hittites.
47: Hood's Texas Brigade.
48: Hoplites.
49: Huns.
50: Hussites.
51: Hyksos.
52: Immortals.
53: Irish Brigade.
54: Irish Legion.
55: Iron Brigade.
56: Janissaries.
57: Kamikazes.
58: Knights.
59: Knights Hospitallers (Knights of St. John).
60: Knights Templar.
61: Lafayette Escadrille (Escadrille Americaine).
62: Lincoln Battalion.
63: Lombards.
64: Long Range Desert Group.
65: Longbowmen, English.
66: Macedonians.
67: Magyars.
68: Mamluks.
69: Marathas.
70: Merrill's Marauders.
71: Minutemen.
72: Mongols.
73: Mosby's Rangers.
74: Mujahidin.
75: Normans.
76: Paratroopers.
77: Peoples of the Sea.
78: Persians.
79: Philippine Scouts.
80: Plains Indians.
81: Polish Winged Hussars.
82: Prussians.
83: Rangers.
84: Red Shirts.
85: Redcoats.
86: Romans.
87: Rough Riders.
88: Royal Air Force (Battle of Britain).
89: Royal Americans.
90: Royal Marines.
91: Sacred Band of Thebes.
92: Samurai.
93: San Patricio Battalion.
94: Scythians.
95: SEALs.
96: Seminoles.
97: Shaolin Priests.
98: Sikhs.
99: Spartans.
100: Special Air Service.
101: Special Boat Service.
102: Spetznaz.
103: Stonewall Brigade.
104: Storm Troops.
105: Submariners.
106: Swedes of Gustavus Adolphus.
107: Terry's Texas Rangers.
108: Teutonic Knights.
109: Texas Rangers.
110: Tuskegee Airmen.
111: United States Marines.
112: Vandals.
113: Varangian Guard.
114: Viet Minh.
115: Vikings.
116: Waffen SS.
117: White Company.
118: Wild Geese.
119: Zealots.
120: Zouaves.
121: Zulus.
Bibliography.
122: Readings.
123: Introduction.
124: Letters Home from Roman Soldiers.
125: On Military Science from Libro XVI of the Noctes Atticae by Aulus Gellius.
126: The De Re Militari of Vegetius: A Classical Text in the Middle Ages By Christopher Allmand.
127: Epitoma Rei Militari by Flavius Vegetius Renatus.
128: Samurai Creed.
129: Thucydides on the History of the Peloponnesian War.
130: Truce of God - Bishopric of Terouanne.
131: Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death By Patrick Henry.
132: Frederick the Great's "Military Instructions".
133: Excerpts from "The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World: From Marathon to Waterloo" by Sir Edward Creasy, M.A..
134: Robert E. Lee's Farewell Address to the Army of Northern Virginia.
135: "The Rough Riders Storm San Juan Hill, 1898".
136: "Glenwhorple" A Popular Marching Song for Highlander Regimental Units During WWII.
137: "Duty, Honor, Country" General Douglas MacArthur: Thayer Award Acceptance Address.
138: The Soldier's Creed.
139: The Warrior's Codei by Shannon E. French, Ph.D..
Historical Timeline of Entries.
Index.
Ancient & Classical Age: Map 1 - Europe.
Ancient & Classical Age: Map 2 - Mideast.
Ancient & Classical Age: Map 3 - East Asia.
Dark & Middle Ages: Map 1 - Europe.
Dark & Middle Ages: Map 2 - Mideast.
Dark & Middle Ages: Map 3 - East Asia.
The Age of Exploration: Map 1 - Europe.
The Age of Exploration: Map 2 - Africa.
The Age of Exploration: Map 2 - The America's.
The Age of Revolutions: Map 1 - Europe.
The Age of Revolutions: Map 2 - Africa.
The Age of Revolutions: Map 3 - East Asia.
The Age of Revolutions: Map 4 - The America's.
Age of Empires to 21st Century: Map 1 - Europe.
Age of Empires to 21st Century: Map 2 - The America's.
The Age of Empires to 21st Century: Map 3 - East Asia.
The Age of Empires to 21st Century: Map 4 - Mideast.