xii, 626 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
U27 .W66 2002
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Warfare of the ancient empires War and society in the classical West Migrations and invasions European chivalry and the rise of Islam Eastern styles of warfare The age of gunpowder and sail New signs of total war Absolutism and war The revolutionary era The beginnings of industrial warfare The west conquers the world Twentieth-century militarisms and technological warfare Third World wars Epilogue: The future of war and peace.