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1001 Battles That Changed the Course of History traces the history of warmongering, from the small-scale battles of the ancient world to the devastation of modern conflicts. It provides a comprehensive record of the armed combats that have shaped the political and cultural landscape of the world and is fully illustrated with images ranging from ancient triumphal stone carvings through to the very latest war photography. This is much more than a straightforward military history title; it reveals the fascinating, and sometimes surprising, ways in which key military events have shaped the world in which we live. From the earliest recorded conflicts, involving just a few thousand foot soldiers, to the horrors of modern, chemical warfare, 1001 Battles That Changed the Course of History looks at the reasons why people go to war and both the short- and long-term consequences of battles of all sizes. To understand modern conflicts, people need to know what has gone before. This book traces the changing face of warfare around the globe, from the Battle of Troy, the Fall of Babylon, and the Siege of Antioch to the Battle of Gettysburg, the bombing of Guernica, the Siege of Leningrad, and the Battle of Fallujah.
R. G. Grant is a historian who has written extensively on many aspects and periods of world history. He has published more than 50 books, including: Battle, Soldier, and Battle at Sea (Dorling Kindersley 2005, 2007, 2008) and MI5/MI6: A History of the British Secret Service (Bison, 1988). He was also a major contributor to the ITV Visual History of the Twentieth Century (Carlton, 1999) and consultant for Chronology of World History (Helicon, 1995).
CONTENTS Chapter 1: The ancient world Chapter 2: The first five centuries of the Christian Era Chapter 3: From 501 to 1000 ce Chapter 4: From 1001 to 1500 ce Chapter 5: From 1500 to 1913 Chapter 6: The First World War 1914-1918 Chapter 7: Between the World Wars 1919-1938 Chapter 8: The Second World War 1939-1945 Chapter 9: From 1946 to the present day
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