The Great Armies of Antiquity

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The Great Armies of Antiquity
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Foreword xi
  • Preface xix
  • 1 - War in the Ancient World 1
  • 2 - The World's First Armies, Sumer and Akkad 48
  • 3 - The Armies of the Pharaohs 59
  • 4 - The Hittites and Iron Weapons 71
  • 5 - The Mitanni and the War Chariot 81
  • 6 - The Armies of the Bible 95
  • 7 - The Iron Army of Assyria 124
  • Notes 138
  • 8 - Chinese Armies: the Shang and Zhou Periods 140
  • 9 - Persia and the Art of Logistics 156
  • 10 - The Greek Way of War: Classical and Imperial Periods 171
  • 11 - Carthaginian Armies 194
  • 12 - Armies of Ancient India: Vedic and Imperial Periods 207
  • Notes 223
  • 13 - Rome: the Armies of the Caesars 225
  • 14 - Barbarian Armies: Iberians, Gauls, Germans, and Goths 260
  • 15 - The Army of Byzantium 277
  • 16 - The Vikings: Raiders from the Open Sea 292
  • 17 - The Arab Armies 304
  • 18 - The Japanese Way of War 315
  • 19 - The Mongols 328
  • 20 - The Ottomans 345
  • 21 - The Evolution of Modern War 356
  • Selected Bibliography 389
  • Index 405
  • About the Author 431
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