Cassell's World History of Warfare: The Global History of Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present Day

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The WORLD HISTORY OF WARFARE is aimed at the general reader who wants a single volume explaining military strategy and tactics across the globe from ancient times to the present day. The only comparable such work is Archer Jones' ART OF WAR IN THE WESTERN WORLD (OUP 1991) which is limited to Western Europe/North America and scampers through early history to concentrate on more recent history. CASSELL'S WORLD HISTORY OF WARFARE focuses on key themes: attitudes to war in different ages, how war shaped societies, the impact of technology, the nature of armies and what it was like to serve in them. Each chapter addresses the key changes that mark the transition to a new era of military history and includes a typical battle and campaign to highlight the nature of war at any one time. Written by a team of four military historians, this is a very readable introduction to the whole of military history from Stone Age tribes to the Gulf War.

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All four authors are professors of history at the University of Calgary, Canada. Christon I Archer is the editor of The Wars of Independence in Latin America and The army in Bourbon Mexico. John R Ferris is the author of The Evolution of British Strategic Policy, 1919-26. Holger H Herwig is the author of The First World War: Germany and Austria-Hungary 1914-18. Timothy Travers is the author of Gallipoli 1915 and The Killing Ground: The British Army and the Western Front.

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