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World History of WarfareWorld History of Warfare

Christon I. Archer, John R. Ferris, Holger H. Herwig and Timothy H. E. Travers

Narrated by Scott Carrico

Available from Audible


Book published by University of Nebraska Press


World History of Warfare is designed as a textbook for introductory college courses in military history. The text covers worldwide military history from ancient times to the present. Its principal theme is an exploration of change and continuity, revolution and tradition, in three thousand years of warfare. The work teaches students and general readers how warfare evolved and how that evolution affected human society, with emphasis on major turning points in the conduct of warfare rather than a superficial general history of wars.

This volume addresses traditional subjects such as generals and tactics, but each chapter also includes discussions of the idea of war, the role of the common soldier, and the changing interpretations of the military's place in society and politics. Of special value is the authors' treatment of non-Western societies. Too often military history has meant the study of warfare in England, France, and Germany, especially as it was shaped by the Napoleonic conflicts. In contrast, the authors of this volume examine the role that military forces have played in shaping societies worldwide.

Christon I. Archer is professor of history at the University of Calgary and the editor of The Birth of Modern Mexico, 1780–1824.

John R. Ferris is professor of history at the University of Calgary and the author of Intelligence and Strategy, Selected Essays.

Holger H. Herwig is professor of history at the University of Calgary and the coauthor of The Grand Illusion: The Prussianization of the Chilean Army and of Christmas in Washington.

Timothy H. E. Travers is now professor emeritus at the University of Calgary and the author of Gallipoli 1915.

REVIEWS:

“A captivating account of how ancient empires and modern nations advanced their civilizations through the evolution of warfare. Very well written, this book is an excellent source for the average reader as well as the student of military history.”

—Tim Boxer, 15 Minutes





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