From Spear to Flintlock: A History of War in Europe and the Middle East to the French Revolution

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Suggested Readings

The works listed below were chosen because I found them useful in writing this work, they are in English, and they should be available in most college and university libraries.


I. GENERAL STUDIES OF MILITARY HISTORY

Larry Addington. the Patterns of War through the Eighteenth Century. Bloomington, Ind., 1990.

Robert Andersen. Oared Fighting Ships. London, 1962.

Carl Brockelmann. History of Islamic Peoples. London, 1952.

The Cambridge History of Islam. 2 vols. Cambridge, 1970.

The Cambridge Medieval History. 10 vols. London, 1926.

Hans Delbrück. History of the Art of War. 4 vols., Westport, Conn., 1975-85.

R. E. and T. N. Dupuy. The Encyclopedia of Military History from 3500 B.C. to the Present. New York, 1977.

John Fuller. A Military History of the Western World. 3 vols. New York, 1954.

Oliver Hogg. Artillery: Its Origins, Heyday and Decline. London, 1970.

Michael Howard. War in European History. Oxford, 1976.

James Hughes. Military Architecture. New York, 1974.

Archer Jones. The Art of War in the Western World. Urbana, Ill., 1987.

Bjorn Landström. The Ship. Garden City, N.J., 1961.

William McNeill. The Pursuit of Power: Technology, Armed Force and Society since A.D. 1000. Chicago, 1982.

John Nef. War and Human Progress. Cambridge, 1950.

The New Cambridge Modern History. 14 vols. Cambridge, 1965.

Robert O'Connell. Of Arms and Men: A History of War, Weapons, and Aggression. Oxford, 1989.

Richard Preston and Sidney Wise. Men in Arms. New York, 1970.

Charles Quigley. Weapon Systems and Political Stability: A History. Washington, D.C., 1983.

William Reid. Weapons through the Ages. London, 1976.

Oliver Spaulding, et al. Warfare: A Study of Military Methods from Earliest Times. Washington, D.C., 1939.

Sidney Toy. A History of Fortification 3000 B.C. to A.D. 1700. New York, 1955.

Martin Van Creveld. Technology and War From 2000 B.C. to the Present. New York, 1989.

Quincy Wright. A Study of War. London, 1965.

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From Spear to Flintlock: A History of War in Europe and the Middle East to the French Revolution
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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations vii
  • Maps ix
  • Preface xi
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • 2 - The Greek Phalanx 7
  • 3 - The Roman Legion 25
  • 4 - The Fall of the Roman Empire 43
  • 5 - The Byzantine and the Arab Empires 55
  • 6 - The Early Middle Ages in Western Europe 67
  • 7 - Feudalism 79
  • 8 - Holy War in the Middle East 93
  • 9 - Castles and Siegecraft 111
  • 10 - War in the High Middle Ages 125
  • 11 - The End of the Medieval Military 141
  • 12 - The Fifteenth Century: Pikes and Guns 157
  • 13 - War in the Renaissance 171
  • 14 - Naval War in the Mediterranean 187
  • 15 - The Rise of the Atlantic Fleets 203
  • 16 - The Sixteenth Century 219
  • 17 - The Dutch Revolt 231
  • 18 - The Thirty Years War 245
  • 19 - The New Model Army and Navy 263
  • 20 - The Wars of Louis XIV 275
  • 21 - War in the Early Eighteenth Century 291
  • 22 - The Wars of Frederick the Great 307
  • 23 - The French Revolution 321
  • Suggested Readings 329
  • Index 337
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