Warfare in the Ancient World Hardcover – 30 Sep 2005
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"This first work of a two-volume set (see also Warfare in the Medieval World) serves as a solid introduction to ancient warfare. Carey analyzes the main tactical systems in light of Archer Jones's tactical matrix.... Nice selection of key battles. Excellent diagrams and maps."
-Steven D. Fratt, Oxford Bibliographies
"This is an interesting work with a lot of clearly presented information and will be useful to history students in military schools and to amateur military historians."
-Anthony J. Papalas, Professor of History, East Carolina University, Journal of Military History
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Overall this is book could have been a lot better. I bought the kindle version and much of the text was broken up in places, such as the glossary, so that it was hard to read. Perhaps it could be cautiously recommended as an introduction to Greek and Roman warfare. But if you want to find out about war in more ancient times, I'd advise looking elsewhere.
I have read many history books, and I am bored with this happened and then this happened and then this and then this happened.
This book is different. It identifies major changes that occurred over historical periods, and sets about explaining why. This is very interesting and the way history should be written.
In mitigation, there is a general narrative summary of events in there somewhere, but still...Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent book that is systematically organized around the four tactical systems of antique warfare: licht infantery, heavy infantery, light cavelry and heavy cavelery. Read morePublished on 3 Aug. 2011 by Rens
It is a good book. Has description of many battles, with diagrams. But do not advise anyone looking for a book describing the military equipment used in various eras. Read morePublished on 20 April 2011 by Jose Dorropio
Im pretty new to this field and have read abouthalf the book so far. Very well written and easily understandable with step by step diagrams showing developments of battles.Published on 29 Mar. 2010 by J. Fletcher
Although I admire the scope and ambition in the end it is too superfical.
Furthermore the analysis didnt develop any themes and sometimes the language was sometime quite... Read more
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