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.
In mitigation, there is a general narrative summary of events in there somewhere, but still...
Although not direclty part of my review I do find it a little odd that many / most of the glowing reviews are by the author's own students, and by people who have only been moved to review this book and no other.
The second half of the book may have been a finely researched and well-written piece of work, but I didn't get that far so can't tell you.
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.
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