Ancient and Medieval Warfare Author:Elmer C. May, Gerald P. Stadler From the Foreword: "The readings assembled in this text present an overview of warfare as practiced by man over a period of two thousand years. Quite obviously, writing about events which occurred over such a broad sweep of time, the authors necessarily have been very selective and have offered an historical survey rather than a... more »n in-depth analysis. In highlighting significant developments and establishing a framework upon which the reader can build in his later study of the subject, their focus is on the evolution of the art of war."
Textbook. Chapters: The greek hoplite in classical warfare; alexander the great and the macedonian art of war; hannibal challenges the roman republic; caesar and the roman empire; the age of cavalry. Well illustrated with dozens of maps. Very good general intro. TPB« less