|Tim Newark, ed|
|Pages/Publication Date:||320 / 2009|
Illustrated almost entirely with color reproductions of period art and fine 19th-century engravings, this visual history chronicles humankind's timeless capacity for devising new ways of waging war on land and at sea, from ancient Egypt to the American Civil War. The former editor of Britain's Military Illustrated, Tim Newark and a team of expert contributors present a chronological and cultural review of fighting tactics and technology, supplemented by thumbnail studies of individual items of arms and armor from swords to siege engines and helmets to handguns. Here too are anatomies of key technologies and diagrams of famous battle and tactical innovations.