- Series: Contributions in Military Studies (Book 108)
- Hardcover: 208 pages
- Publisher: Praeger; First Edition edition (April 9, 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0313276455
- ISBN-13: 978-0313276453
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.5 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,132,361 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From Sumer to Rome: The Military Capabilities of Ancient Armies (Contributions in Military Studies) First Edition Edition
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"This is a fascinating book shedding new light on the killing power of early weapons and on the sophistication of ancient warfare. It also contains a stimulating section on the wounds caused by individual weapons, on the treatment of those wounds, and on the effect of disease in ancient armies. Although the book deals with the military history of the ancient Mediterranean, it treats many topics that are crucial for the study of military history down to modern times. All military historians will find this book useful. It is a welcome and important contribution to the history of warfare."-Arther Ferrill Professor of History University of Washington
About the Author
RICHARD A. GABRIEL is a military historian, adjunct professor of Ethics and Humanities at Daniel Webster College, and a former Army intelligence officer. He is the author of 24 books, including the Greenwood Press publications The Culture of War: Invention and Early Development (1990), The Painful Field: The Psychiatric Dimension of Modern War (1988), and To Serve With Honor: A Treatise on Military Ethics and the Way of the Soldier (1982).
KAREN S. METZ is an academic librarian and a former medical librarian. She is the author of Information Sources in Power Engineering: A Guide to Energy Resources and Technology (Greenwood Press, 1975).
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Weapons and armor are covered in detail, with information from experiments the authors performed with replicas of the weapons in question. Organization and tactics are also covered, with special attention to the tactics employed with each weapon.
However, the authors also present information and speculation on casualty rates, types of wounds suffered in combat, mortality, disease control, and military medicine, greatly enhancing the value of the book for those who want to understand ancient armies and combat.