Warfare in the Ancient World

Brian Todd Carey, Joshua Allfree, John Cairns

Date Published :
July 2013
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Contributor(s) :
Joshua Allfree, John Cairns
Illustration :
150 Illustrations
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781781592632
Pages : 192
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781844151738
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.25 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Warfare in the Ancient World explores how civilizations and cultures made war on the battlefields of the Near East and Europe over a period of 2000 years. Through the use of dozens of tactical maps, this fascinating one-volume introduction to the art of war during western civilization's ancient, and classical periods offers a fresh perspective on the sophisticated nature of pre-modern warfare.

About The Author

Brian Todd Carey is an Assistant Professor of History and Military History at the American Public University System, where he teaches ancient, classical, medieval and early modern military history. He is the author of dozens of history articles in numerous magazines and journals, including Aviation History, Command Magazine, History Magazine, Marine Corps Gazette, Medieval History Magazine, Military Heritage, Military History, Strategy and Tactics, World History Bulletin, World at War, World War II, and WWII Quarterly: The Journal of the Second World War and seventeen articles on ancient, classical and medieval Eurasian warfare for the twenty-one volume ABC-CLIO-World History Encyclopedia. In 2007 he was the recipient of the American Public University System's Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award for the School of Arts and Humanities. He is the author of Warfare in the Ancient World, Warfare in the Medieval World, Hannibal's last Battle: Zama and the Fall of Carthage, and Road to Manzikert: Byzantine and Islamic Warfare, 527-1071.


“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 historians.”

- Journal of Military History, July 2006

"This first work of a two-volume set serves as a solid introduction to ancient warfare. Carey analyzes the main tactical systems in light of Archer Jones’s tactical matrix (heavy infantry, heavy cavalry, light infantry, light cavalry). Nice selection of key battles. Excellent diagrams and maps. Glossary and select bibliography."

- Steven D. Fratt, Oxford Bibliographies

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