Soldier´s lives through history
Una vez que LA GUERRA se estableció en las civilizaciones antiguas, es difícil encontrar cualquier otra institución social que se desarrollara más rápidamente. En menos de mil años, los seres humanos desarrollaron las armas: espadas, hondas, dagas, mazas; armas de bronce y cobre, y ciudades fortificadas.
Los siguientes mil años vieron la aparición de las armas de hierro, el carro de guerra, el ejército profesional permanente, academias militares, staffs de generales, industrias dedicadas exclusivamente a la fabricación de armas, textos sobre tácticas militares, sistemas de logística, reclutamiento y pago militar.
Hacia 2000 aC, la guerra era una institución importante en casi todas las grandes culturas del mundo
Este libro muestra a los lectores cómo se reclutaron soldados, cómo se equiparon, cómo lucharon, y cómo fueron atendidos cuando se lesionaron o perdieron la vida.
Cubre la historia de los soldados en las principales civilizaciones desde 4000 aC a 450 dC
"Soldiers' Lives through History; The Ancient World" se divide en dos partes: 1) la vida militar y 2) los antiguos ejércitos.
"La vida militar" presenta veintiún capítulos, algunos de los temas incluyen la condición física del soldado, reclutamiento, raciones, equipo de campaña, disciplina y la vida y castigo del soldado. Armas, El carro de guerra. Artillería. Medicina de guerra. Los temas de atención médica se discuten interculturalmente, dibujos ejemplifican varias de las culturas, ejércitos, y sus épocas con el fin de proporcionar al lector una comprensión lo más completa posible y evitar la perspectiva habitual "occidento-céntrica" común en los análisis de la guerra antigua.
La segunda parte del libro, dedicada a los ejércitos antiguos, busca presentar una descripción detallada de dieciocho grandes ejércitos de la antigüedad.
Incluyendo los de Sumer y Akkad, Egipto, los Mitanni, los hititas, los filisteos, los israelitas. China, India, Grecia clásica, Roma republicana, Cartago, Bárbaros, Imperio Romano
El libro también ofrece una línea de tiempo en el comienzo del libro con el fin de poner un poco en contexto los eventos, inventos y desarrollos . Hay 36 ilustraciones y 3 mapas que ayudan a los lectores a visualizar algunos de los equipos, la armadura, el transporte, y las formaciones que los soldados antiguos utilizaron. Hay una bibliografía general y un índice comprensivo.
Soldier´s lives through history
Once warfare became established in ancient civilizations, it's hard to find any other social institution that developed as quickly. In less than a thousand years, humans brought forth the sword, sling, dagger, mace, bronze and copper weapons, and fortified towns. The next thousand years saw the emergence of iron weapons, the chariot, the standing professional army, military academies, general staffs, military training, permanent arms industries, written texts on tactics, military procurement, logistics systems, conscription, and military pay. By 2,000 B.C.E., war was an important institution in almost all major cultures of the world. This book shows readers how soldiers were recruited, outfitted, how they fought, and how they were cared for when injured or when they died. It covers soldiers in major civilizations from about 4000 B.C.E. to about 450 C.E. Soldiers' Lives through History; The Ancient World is divided into two parts, the first addressing military life and the second the ancient armies themselves. "Military Life" presents twenty-one chapters, on significant aspects of military life in the ancient world. Some of the topics include The physical condition of the soldier Recruitment Rations The soldier's equipment Camp life Discipline and punishment Weapons The chariot The cavalry Siegecraft and artillery Death and wounding Military medical care Topics are discussed cross-culturally, drawing examples from several of the cultures, armies, and time periods within each chapter in order to provide the reader with as comprehensive an understanding as possible and to avoid the usual "Western-centric" perspective too common in analyses of ancient warfare. The second part of the book, "Ancient Armies," seeks to present a detailed description of eighteen major armies of antiquity. Some of the armies included are those of Sumer and Akkad Egypt The Mitanni The Hittites The Philistines The Israelites China India Classical Greece Republican Rome Carthage The Barbarians The Roman Empire The book also provides a timeline at the beginning of the book in order to put some of the events, inventions, and developments into more context. There are 36 illustrations and 3 maps that help readers visualize some of the equipment, armor, transport, and formations that ancient soldiers used, carried, and fought in. Chapter bibliographies as well as a general bibliography and a comprehensive index round out the volume.
Richard Gabriel Says Ancient Israelites Were Not Slaves
by: Mormon Heretic April 18, 2011
He was a professor of history and politics at the U.S. Army War College and held the Visiting Chair in Military Ethics at the Marine Corps University.
As a populariser of history, he is the author of more than 40 books including Scipio Africanus: Rome’s Greatest General, Hannibal: The Military Biography of Rome’s Greatest Enemy, The Great Armies of Antiquity, Man and Wound in the Ancient World and Military Incompetence.
He has also been featured on the History Channel
DR. RICHARD A. GABRIEL
Richard A. Gabriel was Professor of Politics and History and Director of Advanced Courses in the Department of National Security and Strategy at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, before retiring to write full-time. Dr Gabriel held faculty positions at the University of New Hampshire, University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and was a tenured full professor at Saint Anselm College before assuming the post at the Army War College.
He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses and has sensed as a consultant for the House and Senate Armed Services Committees. He has held the visiting chair in Ethics and Humanities at the Marine Corps University at Quantico, Virginia, and currently teaches ethics, humanities, and leadership in the MBA program at Daniel Webster College.
Dr. Gabriel is the author of thirty-six books and fifty-eight articles on various subjects in political science, ancient history, military history, anthropology, psychology, psychiatry, sociology, ethics, philosophy, and the history of theology. A number of his works have been translated into other languages, and others have been used as primary sources for television programs produced by the Public Broadcasting Company. Dr. Gabriel’s work has also been featured in a number of made-for-television videos shown on Discovery, the Learning Channel, and the History Channel.
Among his books are a number of definitive works. A History of Military Medicine (2 vols., 1992) is the first comprehensive work an the subject; Crisis in Command, the first major critique of American battle performance in Vietnam (1978); The New Red Legions (2 vols, 1980) and The Mind of the Soviet Fighting Man (1984), the first studies of the Soviet soldier based on interview data; To Serve With Honor (1981), the first treatise on military ethics written by an American in this century and used as a basic work in US. and foreign services senior leadership schools; Soviet Military Psychiatry (1985), the first work on the subject published in the West; and Operation Peace for Galilee: The Israeli- PLO War in Lebanon (1984), the first military analysis of that conflict and generally regarded as the definitive work on the subject.
Professor Gabriel has held positions at the Brookings Institution, the Army Intelligence School, the Center for the Study of Intelligence at the CIA, and at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Department of Combat Psychiatry, in Washington, D.C. Dr. Gabriel is a frequent lecturer to Dr. Gabriel is a frequent lecturer to the academic governmental, and military establishments of Canada, the United States, West Germany, China, and Israel. He has testified before the US. Senate and been interviewed on CBS, NBC, CNN, and ABC national news programs, the Today show, Crossfire, Nightline, and 60 Minutes. Dr Gabriel is a consultant to NBC and 60 Minutes for various news stories and edits for two publishers, Hill and Wang and Greenwood Press, where he edits his own series of political and historical books.
Among Dr Gabriel’s most recent works are The Great Battles of Antiquity (1994), A Short History of War (1992), From Sumer to Rome: The Military Capabilities of Ancient Armies (1991), The Culture of War (1990), The Painful Field: The Psychiatric Dimension of Modern War (1988), The Great Captains of Antiquity (2000), Gods of Our Fathers: The Memory of Egypt in Judaism and Christianity (2001), and Great Armies of Antiquity (2002). Dr Gabriel is also the author of three novels, Warrior Pharaoh (2000), Sebastian’s Cross (2001), and The Lion of the Sun (2003). His most recent books are The Military History of Ancient Israel (2003), Subotai the Valiant: Genghis Khan’s Greatest General (2004), and Ancient Empires at War (3 vols., 2004).
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