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  • Preparing for Peace: Military Identity, Value Orientations, and Professional Military Educationby Volker Franke

    ABC-CLIO 1999; US$ 132.00

    Since the end of the Cold War, U.S. military forces have participated in an increasingly complex array of military operations, from disaster relief and peacekeeping to deadly combat. The unique nature of many of these missions calls into question what it means to be a soldier and may require adjustments not only in military doctrine, but also in the... more...

  • The Great Armies of Antiquityby Richard Gabriel

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 98.00

    Gabriel examines 18 ancient army systems, examining the organizational structure and weapons employed and the degree to which cultural values and imperatives shaped the form and application of military force. The tactical doctrines and specific operational capabilities of each army are analyzed to explain how certain technical limitations and societal/cultural... more...

  • Military Technologies of the Worldby T.W. Lee

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 350.00

    From the introduction of gunpowder to the reigning era of nuclear weapons, military technological advances have been at the forefront of change. These changes in weaponry have influenced the outcome of many historical events and the downfall or success of major civilizations. All nations have sought to improve military technologies in the hope of gaining... more...

  • With Arrow, Sword, and Spear: A History of Warfare in the Ancient Worldby Alfred Bradford

    ABC-CLIO 2000; US$ 138.00

    Most studies of ancient warfare focus only on the Greeks and the Romans, but this sweeping study covers the whole of the ancient world from Greece and Rome to the Near East, then eastward to Parthia, India, and China. Bradford transports the reader into the midst of ancient battles behind such great leaders as Thutmose III, Ashurbanipal, Alexander,... more...

  • Warfare in the Ancient Worldby Stefan G. Chrissanthos

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 63.00

    From the clash of bronze weapons on bronze armor to the fall of Rome, war often decided the course of ancient history. This volume is a practical introduction to the study of warfare in the ancient world, beginning with Egypt and Mesopotamia, and tracing the advances made in battle tactics, technology, and government over hundreds of years, culminating... more...

  • New Perspectives on Ancient Warfareby Garrett Fagan; Matthew Trundle

    BRILL 2010; US$ 199.00

    New Perspectives on Ancient Warfare explores the armies of antiquity from Assyria and Persia, to classical Greece and Rome. The studies illustrate the ways in which technology, innovation, cultural exchange, and tactical developments transformed ancient warfare by land and sea. more...

  • The Patterns of War Since the Eighteenth Centuryby Larry H. Addington

    Indiana University Press 1994; US$ 15.99

    "This important work... synthesizes the evolution of warfare from 1775 to the present." ?Military Review A thorough revision of a highly successful text, this new edition provides a comprehensive picture of the evolution of modern warfare. From reviews of the first edition: "There is nothing else in print that tells so much so concisely about how... more...

  • Command Cultureby Jorg Muth

    University of North Texas Press 2011; US$ 23.96

    In Command Culture, Jörg Muth examines the different paths the United States Army and the German Armed Forces traveled to select, educate, and promote their officers in the crucial time before World War II. Muth demonstrates that the military education system in Germany represented an organized effort where each school and examination provided the... more...

  • Engineering Principles of Combat Modeling and Distributed Simulationby Andreas Tolk

    Wiley 2012; US$ 156.00 US$ 135.20

    Explore the military and combat applications of modeling and simulation Engineering Principles of Combat Modeling and Distributed Simulation is the first book of its kind to address the three perspectives that simulation engineers must master for successful military and defense related modeling: the operational view (what needs to be modeled);... more...

  • A Companion to the Roman Armyby Paul Erdkamp

    Wiley 2011; US$ 57.95 US$ 50.22

    This companion provides an extensive account of the Roman army, exploring its role in Roman politics and society as well as the reasons for its effectiveness as a fighting force. An extensive account of the Roman army, from its beginnings to its transformation in the later Roman Empire Examines the army as a military machine – its recruitment,... more...