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Weapons & Warfare

Originally published in 2002, Weapons and Warfare, Revised is designed to meet the needs of students seeking information about weaponry, tactics, and models of warfare from ancient times to the present, worldwide. Written with the needs of students and general readers in mind, the articles contained in this set present clear discussions of the topics, explaining any terms or references that may be unclear. The focus on the technical and strategic development of weapons and tactics, more than on a narrative chronological history of events, allows students of history, political science, science and technology alike to gain a broad understanding of the technological and strategic advances made over time and geography.

Approximately 140 topics arranged chronologically and thematically, with volume 1, Ancient and Medieval, covering weapons and strategies from ancient times to 1500; volume 2, The Modern Era, covering weapons and strategies from approximately 1500 to the present; and volume 3, Warfare: Culture and Concepts providing valuable overviews of the way warfare, weapons, and military history have been expressed socially, politically, and in the arts.

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