A Global Chronology of Conflict
|Publication Date: 12/2009|
|Size: 8 1/2x11|
|Format|| ||Price|| ||ISBN-13|
|Hardcover|| ||$395.00|| ||978-1-85109-667-1|
From the Ancient World to the Modern Middle East
Spencer C. Tucker, Editor
This monumental six-volume resource offers engaging entries of major diplomatic, military, and political events driving world conflicts from ancient times to the present.
From the heroic stand of the 300 Spartans at Thermopylae and the brutally efficient conquests of Genghis Khan's Mongol hordes, to the rain of arrows at Agincourt and the blood-stained hills around Gettysburg, this compelling work chronicles the history of conflict in all its guts and glory.
Now from ABC-CLIO, long regarded as a premier publisher of military history, comes a monumental resource that encapsulates the entire scope of conflict among human societies. Spanning nearly five millennia, from the earliest documented fighting to the present, A Global Chronology of Conflict: From the Ancient World to the Modern Middle East, provides a comprehensive survey of major military events. With coverage that reaches beyond the battles, this work examines the political and diplomatic forces driving world conflicts, revolutions, forced changes of governments, international treaties, and acts of aggression and terrorism.
Written by acclaimed military historian Spencer C. Tucker, these six chronologically organized volumes offer an accessible, richly detailed timeline of military conflict across human history. The concise entries cover all important events on the battlefield and in the corridors of power, with special features highlighting hundreds of key leaders and weapon systems. From specific data on casualties to coverage of evolving weapons technology to insightful analyses of the social impact of war, A Global Chronology of Conflict is an essential resource for students, researchers, history buffs, and general readers alike.
• Hundreds of concise, chronologically organized entries on major wars, battles, political events, weapons technologies, and diplomatic initiatives
• Essays at roughly 50-year intervals analyzing each era's defining developments in the evolution of warfare, including changes in tactics, weapons, and other technologies
• Sidebars highlighting hundreds of key individuals in the history of military conflict as well as important developments in weapon systems
• A comprehensive glossary of military terms to help readers understand the language of warfare and weapons
• A rich illustration program of images, drawings, and maps
• Provides in one resource a clear, concise summary of armed human conflict
• Offers the expertise of acclaimed historian Spencer C. Tucker in an accessible, easy-to-navigate format
• Goes beyond coverage of battles and weapons to explore the causes and consequences of war
• Helps readers understand the history of long-running conflicts in volatile regions around the world
Spencer C. Tucker, PhD, graduated from the Virginia Military Institute and was a Fulbright scholar in France. He was a U.S. Army captain and intelligence analyst in the Pentagon during the Vietnam War, then taught for 30 years at Texas Christian University before returning to his alma mater for six years as the holder of the John Biggs Chair of Military History. He retired from teaching in 2003 and is now senior fellow of military history at ABC-CLIO. Tucker has written or edited 36 books, including ABC-CLIO's award-winning The Encyclopedia of the Cold War and The Encyclopedia of the Arab-Israeli Conflict.
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