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World Military History Bibliography. (CD-rom).by Barton C Hacker
Synopses & Reviews
Preclassical and indigenous nonwestern military institutions and methods of warfare are the chief subjects of this annotated bibliography of work published 1967-1997. Classical antiquity, post-Roman Europe, and the westernized armed forces of the 20th century, although covered, receive less systematic attention. Emphasis is on historical studies of military organization and the relationships between military and other social institutions, rather than wars and battles. Especially rich in references to the periodical literature, the bibliography is divided into eight parts: (1) general and comparative topics; (2) the ancient world; (3) Eurasia since antiquity; (4) sub-Saharan Africa and Oceania; (5) pre-Columbian America; (6) postcontact America; (7) the contemporary nonwestern world; and (8) philosophical, social scientific, natural scientific, and other works not primarily historical. World Military History Bibliography is also published by Brill in a printed version, please click here for details.
Book News Annotation:
This CD-ROM version of Hacker's 2003 bibliography uses a Verity browser search engine that allows experienced and novice researchers to easily browse the nearly 6,600 records. Hacker, the Curator of Armed Forces History at the Smithsonian Institution, focuses on studies of preclassical and indigenous nonwestern military institutions published from 1967 to 1997. Searchable indices include author, title, publication date, place of publication, publisher, subject, period, geographical area, and annotation.
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