War In World History: Society, Technology, and War from Ancient Times to the Present, Volume 1

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-07-21
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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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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