A History of the World in 100 Weapons
The A History of the World in 100 Weapons
By Chris McNab & Andrew Roberts | Osprey Publishing
384 pages | 2011 | English | ISBN: 9781782003694 | PDF | 49.4 MB
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A History of the World in 100 Weapons tells the stories of the hundred definitive weapons whose effects have been the most revolutionary, changing the way war is waged and the very world we live in.
From the gladius of ancient Rome to the AK-47, all one hundred are revealed in an array of sumptuous colour photographs and contemporary images. Compiled with the assistance of some of the leading military historians, this volume reveals not only the weapon itself but who wielded it and where, clearly explaining the blow-by-blow advance of military technology and expertise across the ages.
Chronological count down of 100 greatest
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The author describes how the development of weapons has changed how wars are fought how the world has been changed as a result of his selected “revolutionary” weapons. He does acknowledge that his list of the 100 most significant weapons may be debated. But McNab makes a good case for his selections.
The Ancient World: 5000BC – AD 500
The Medieval World: 500 - 1500
The Early Modern World: 1500 - 1800
Imperial Wars: 1800 -1914
World War I: 1914 – 1918
World War II: 1939 – 1945
Modern Warfare: 1945 - Present
This book covers weapons from early stone axes to IEDs and each weapon’s analysis could be viewed independent of the other weapons.