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Warfare in the Ancient World offers a complete, authoritative, and accessible record of how war was waged in antiquity. Coverage extends to all regions of the ancient world and includes period-by-period analyses of all facets of warfare, including the organization, tactics, armor, and weaponry of armies.
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published October 1st 1990 by Facts on File
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Rob Markley
Sep 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: history, ancient
Nice pictures but not brilliant
Tim Pendry
This is a solid set of essays from academic specialists on ancient warfare, from the Assyrians through to the last days of the Roman Empire, edited by General Sir John Hackett and with illustrations to fit the text from Peter Connally.

The text can be densely specialist in places, the diagrams (though extensive) could have been better thought through and the narrative is nearly a quarter of a century old but it provides a continuous account of the use of force by the succession of gangsters we ca
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General Sir John Winthrop Hackett GCB, CBE, DSO & Bar, MC was an Australian-born British soldier, author and university administrator.

Hackett, who was nicknamed "Shan", was born in Perth, Western Australia. His Irish Australian father, Sir John Winthrop Hackett (1848–1916), originally from Tipperary,was a newspaper proprietor and politician and his mother was Deborah Drake-Brockman (1887–1965)
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