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The Indian Militia and Description of the Indies
by Bernardo De Vargas Machuca, Kris Lane , Neil L. Whitehead , Jo Ellen Fair , Leigh A. Payne , Timothy F. Johnson
Sometimes referred to as the first published manual of guerrilla warfare, Bernardo de Vargas Machuca’s Indian Militia and Description of the Indies is actually the first known manual of counterinsurgency, or anti-guerrilla warfare. Published in Madrid in 1599 by a Spanish-born soldier of fortune with long experience in the Americas, the book is a training manual for conqui ...more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published November 19th 2008 by Duke University Press Books
(first published October 29th 2008)
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