This history offers a new outlook on how Mediterannean civilization fought off the nomads and barbarians in antiquity and early feudal times. Important aspects of warfare from 1000 B.C. to 1000 A.D. are identified as keys to the fates of «world» empires and the survival of Christian Europe.
The great commanders, battles and campaigns of this pivotal period are assessed in fresh perspective. Military systems, tactics and weapons are examined in detail. Also presented are current insights into propaganda, political and religious factors that decisively influenced struggles for supremacy and survival.
New York, Bern, Frankfurt/M., Paris, 1990. 510 pp.
Contents: Wide-ranging history of military organizations and warfare from 1000 B.C. to about 1000 A.D., emphasizing Europe's
defense against invasions. Clear and interesting to non-specialists, with fresh interpretations.