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- DescriptionWhile 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 t on the impact of war on civilizations, but rather on how civilizations impact the art and execution of war. World-rewned scholar Gerard Chaliand concentrates on the peoples and cultures who have determined how war is conducted and reveals the lasting historical consequences of combat, offering a unique picture of the major geopolitical and civilizational clashes that have rocked our common history and made us who we are today. Chaliand's questions provoke a new understanding of the development of armed conflict. How did the foremost n-European empires rise and fall? What critical role did the mads of the Eurasian steppes and their descendants play? Chaliand illuminates the 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 vel military and strategic perspective on the crises and conflicts that have shaped the current world order.
- Author BiographyGerard Chaliand taught at the Ecole nationale d'administration and the Ecole de guerre in France and is currently a visiting professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. His many books include The History of Terrorism (2007), The Art of War in World History (1994), and Guerrilla Strategies (1984), all published by UC Press.
- Author(s)Gerard Chaliand
- PublisherUniversity of California Press
- Date of Publication04/11/2014
- SubjectMilitary History
- Place of PublicationBerkerley
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of California Press
- Content Note15 maps
- Weight485 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Translated byMichele Mangin-Woods,David Woods
- Foreword byR. Bin Wong
- Format DetailsCloth over boards
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