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A Global History of War: From Assyria to the Twenty-First Century
 

A Global History of War: From Assyria to the Twenty-First Century (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Avid Woods. Foreword by R ed.)

By Chaliand, Gerard
Translated by Mangin-Woods, Michele
Translated by Woods, David
Foreword by Wong, R. Bin

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While many books examine specific wars, few study the history of war worldwide and from an evolutionary perspective. A Global History of War is one of the first works to focus not on the impact of war on civilizations, but rather on how civilizations impact and shape the art and ...execution of war. World-renowned scholar Gerard Chaliand concentrates on the peoples and cultures who have defined the manner in which war is conducted and the lasting historical consequences. The text offers a unique picture of the major geopolitical and civilizational clashes that have rocked our common history and made us who we are today. The relationship between war and civilizations comes alive, while our understanding of war and its development takes a new turn. How did the foremost non-European empires of the world rise and fall? What critical role did the nomads of the Eurasian steppes and their descendants play? Chaliand illuminates the poorly understood military cultures and martial traditions of the great Eurasian empires, including Turkey, China, Iran, and Mongolia. Based on fifteen years of research, this book provides a novel military and strategic perspective on the crises and conflicts that have shaped the current world order.
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ISBN 9780520283619
Released NZ 15 Nov 2014
Publisher University of California Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Avid Woods. Foreword by R ed.
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ISBN-13 9780520283619
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher University of California Press
Imprint University of California Press
Released 15 Nov 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Avid Woods. Foreword by R ed.
 › 1 other possible formats available
Edition Avid Woods. Foreword by R ed.
Author(s) By Chaliand, Gerard
Translated by Mangin-Woods, Michele
Translated by Woods, David
Foreword by Wong, R. Bin
Category History
World History
Military History
Miscellaneous Items
Number of Pages 312
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 18mm
Dewey Code 355.0209
Weight 454g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Strategy - History, War - History, War and civilization
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text College/higher education

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