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Designed for use at the college level as a textbook for military history courses or supplemental reading for world history courses, this text offers an introduction and original synthesis of global military history. Each chapter traces key developments in military institutions and practices set in three crucial contexts: politics and institutions; social structures and economics; and cultures. Primary sources throughout the text give students a look at the writings historians use to draw conclusions, while Issue Boxes raise and explore historiographical controversies in military history. A two-volume format follows the usual division of world and western civilization courses and allows a standard semester split of military history survey courses. Volume One covers 2000 BC through 1500 AD. Volume Two covers the dawn of global warfare in 1500 through the present.
Table of Contents
|The Ancient World, 2000 BCE - 400 CE|
|Bronze and Chariots, 10,000-600 BCE|
|Empires, Elephants, and Ideologies: Asia, 800 BCE - 200 CE|
|Polis and Phalanx: Greeks and Macedonians, 800-200 BCE|
|Empire and Legion: Rome, 500 BCE - 400 CE|
|Oars and Rams: Ancient Naval Warfare to 400 CE|
|Part I Commentary|
|The Age of Migration and Invasion, 400-1100|
|The Nomadic World: Central Asia to 1100|
|Chiefs and Warbands: Western Europe, 400-1100|
|Cataphracts and Caliphs: The Middle East, 400-1100|
|From Cavalry to Conscripts: China, 400-1100|
|Predators and Police: Naval Warfare, 400-1100|
|Part II Commentary|
|The Age of Traditions in Conflict, 1100-1500|
|Cross and Crescent: The Middle East, 1100-1450|
|Knights, Castles, and Kings: Western Europe, 1050-1500|
|Khans and Conquest: The Mongols, 1150-1400|
|Scholars, Samurai, and Sultans: Asia, 1100-1500|
|Mariners and Merchants: Naval Warfare, 1100-1571|
|Part III Commentary|
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