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The Origins of War: From the Stone Age to Alexander the Great

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When did war begin? Standard military accounts tend to start with the Graeco-Persian wars, laying undue emphasis on the preeminence of Greek heavy infantry. But, as this strikingly original and entertaining book shows, the origins of war can be traced back not to the Iron Age, or even to the Bronze Age, but to the emergence of settled life itself nearly 10,000 years ago. The military revolution that occurred then?the invention of major new weapons, the massive fortifications, the creation of strategy and tactics?ultimately ...

The Origins of War: From the Stone Age to Alexander the Great 1985, Thames & Hudson, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780500250938

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