World History of Warfare

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University of Nebraska Press, Sep 1, 2008 - History - 626 pages
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World History of Warfare covers worldwide military history from ancient times to the present and is designed as a textbook for college courses. Its principal theme is an exploration of change and continuity, revolution and tradition, in three thousand years of warfare. It teaches students and general readers how warfare evolved and how that evolution affected human society, with emphasis on major turning points in the conduct of warfare rather than a superficial general history of wars.
Although the volume addresses traditional subjects such as generals and tactics, each chapter also includes discussion of the idea of war, the role of the common soldier, and the changing interpretations of the military’s place in society and politics. Of special value is the authors’ treatment of non-Western societies and the role that military forces have played in shaping societies worldwide.

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Archer, John Ferris, Holger Herwig, and Timothy Travers (all professors of history at Univ. of Calgary) have designed this work as a text for introductory college courses in military history. It is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chris Johnson - Goodreads

An incredible feat this book is, but it is still just a history book. I believe the information to be sound and in an easy to read fashion but it reads more like a textbook than a novel. I want to give it more stars but I did not enjoy the read. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

All four authors are professors of history at the University of Calgary. Christon I. Archer is the editor of The Birth of Modern Mexico, 1780–1824. John R. Ferris is the author of Intelligence and Strategy, Selected Essays. Holger H. Herwig is the coauthor of The Grand Illusion: The Prussianization of the Chilean Army (Nebraska 1999) and of Christmas in Washington. Timothy H. E. Travers is now a professor emeritus and the author of Gallipoli 1915.

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