Weapons & Warfare. 3 Volumes.

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Synopsis: Features 140 chronologically arranged overviews of the history of weaponry and military tactics from ancient times to the global age. This work offers students with information about weaponry, tactics, and models of warfare. It focuses on the technical and strategic development of weapons and tactics.

From Booklist: *Starred Review* This revised edition of Weapons and Warfare has grown from 2 volumes in 2001 to 3 volumes and has added 56 new essays along with 2 new appendixes, for a total of 141 essays and 7 appendixes. The focus continues to be on technical and strategic development, but the new third volume discusses the cultural, sociopolitical, and ethical aspects of weaponry and warfare. All previous entries have been updated, and 22 essays and appendixes received heavy revision and expansion. Each essay contains expanded bibliographies and either a new or extended section on films and other media. Included in all three volumes are maps, time lines for some entries, and photographs and drawings. More than 100 contributors wrote the essays, which are arranged chronologically within thematic groups in the first two volumes. Volume 1 covers the ancient and medieval world (up to 1500 CE), and volume 2 covers the modern world (since 1500 CE). In each of these volumes, the nature, use, and the development of weapons for the time periods are covered first, followed by essays on the military achievement; weaponry and uniforms (and armor, if pertinent); military organization; and doctrine, strategy, and tactics of specific cultures and empires. Volume 3 contains 35 overviews of the impact of warfare on culture, society, science, morality, and justice and on the theories, strategies, and policies that take place “behind the battlefield.” Also in volume 3 are a comprehensive subject index and a grouping of 7 appendixes in a section called “Research Tools.” These appendixes include annotated lists of war films, war literature, military theorists, and Web sites along with a lexicon of military terms, a time line, and an annotated bibliography. Volume 1 contains a list of illustrations, maps, and time lines, and all three volumes contain the list of contents, an alphabetized index of essays, and a categorized index of essays. The new material adds value to this well-organized and accessible resource, which would be a good addition to high-school, academic, and public library collections. Purchase of the print set comes with free access to the online version until December 31, 2011, through the Salem History database. --Kaye Talley

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Book Description Salem Press Inc, United States, 2010. Hardback. Condition: New. 2nd Revised ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. This work features 140 chronologically arranged overviews of the history of weaponry and military tactics from ancient times to the present global age. Originally published in 2002, Weapons and Warfare is designed to meet the needs of students seeking information about weaponry, tactics, and models of warfare from ancient times to the present, worldwide. Written with the needs of students and general readers in mind, the articles contained in this set present clear discussions of the topics, explaining any terms or references that may be unclear. The focus on the technical and strategic development of weapons and tactics, more than on a narrative chronological history of events, allows students of history, political science, science and technology alike to gain a broad understanding of the technological and strategic advances made over time and geography. The new third volume adds the essential dimension of placing these topics in broad social, cultural, and ethical contexts. 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: Cultural 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 (for example, in volume 1 Clubs, Maces, and Slings , Sieges and Siegecraft ; in volume 2, Swords, Daggers, and Bayonets , Rockets, Missiles, and Nuclear Weapons ), followed by chronologically arranged sections covering major historical periods and regions of the world and their contributions to military weapons, technologies, and strategies. Volume three touches on all sociocultural and political aspects of culture, society, science, ethics, and basic behind the battlefield theories, strategies, and policies. The essays in this set are organized into three essay types: Weapons overview articles are organized with sections on Nature and Use and Development of each weapons type. The geographically arranged warfare articles feature sections on Political Considerations where relevant, and on Military Achievement , Weapons, Uniforms, and Armor , Military Organization , Doctrine, Strategy, and Tactics . Warfare articles also feature a section on the primary sources from which historians base their observations and evaluates the best sources for understanding the warfare of the period. Culture/concept overviews (new) approach warfare and weaponry from several different perspectives: sociological, geographical, cultural, ritual, political, ethical, religious, tactical, and strategic. Seller Inventory # FLT9781587655944

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