A History of the World in 100 Weapons

A History of the World in 100 Weapons

General Military
  • Author: Chris McNab
  • Short code: GNM
  • Publication Date: 20 Apr 2014
  • Number of Pages: 384
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Our history has been shaped and changed by weapons: the smallest advances in weapons development have helped to build and overthrow empires, changed the course of civilization, driven modern technology, and won wars. For thousands of years, individual pieces of weaponry have come to symbolize struggles and nations, from the Roman gladius to the English longbow, and from the flintlock musket through to the AK47. This book reveals the weapons that had the greatest impact on our history, explaining how and why they came to prominence, and uncovers the lasting effect they had on the world.

Biographical Note

Chris McNab is an author and editor specializing in military history and military technology. To date he has published more than 40 books, including A History of the World in 100 Weapons (2011), Deadly Force (2009) and Tools of Violence (2008). He is the contributing editor of Hitler’s Armies: A History of the German War Machine 1939–45 (2011) and Armies of the Napoleonic Wars (2009). Chris has also written extensively for major encyclopedia series, magazines and newspapers, and he lives in South Wales, UK.

Contents

Introduction
The Ancient World 500 BC-AD 500
The Medieval World 500-1500
The Early Modern 1500-1800
Imperial Wars 1800-1914
World War I 1914-18
World War II 1939-45
Modern Warfare 1945-Present

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