Collins Atlas of Military History

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9780060849979: Collins Atlas of Military History

A brand-new history of the world's principal military developments and campaigns, from the Greeks and Romans to the Vietnam War and beyond, illustrated with state-of-the-art mapping.

From the dawn of the very first civilizations, people have fought for the control of resources and territory. The Collins Atlas of Military History takes a look at all the military advancements that have made these struggles ever more lethal and at the major military battles throughout the ages. From the Egyptians and Hittites at the Battle of Kadesh to the recent wars in Kosovo, Afghanistan, and the Gulf, the most innovative military tactics, new weaponry, key commanders, and decisive battles are all discussed and analyzed in one comprehensive volume.

Chapters cover:

The First Military Empires: Egyptians and Hittites to the later Roman Empire

War in the Middle Ages, 400–1500

The Military Renaissance, 1500–1650

Warfare Under the Ancient Regime, 1650–1785

The Age of Revolution, 1792–1815

The Dawn of Modern Warfare, 1815–1905

The First World War, 1914–1918

Total Warfare: The Russian Revolution to War in the Pacific

The End of "Modern" War, 1946–2003

For anyone with an interest in military history and the politics, society, and culture of the world, the Collins Atlas of Military History is a perfect companion.

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