A Chronological Encyclopedia [3 volumes]
"Empires at War offers a comprehensive treatment and discussion of the civilizations, battles, and leaders from ancient times. Gabriel draws upon a wealth of sources and writes a book that both general readers and researchers will find complete and readable. The book is full of useful illustrations, logically organized, and amply cross-referenced. This source is a valuable addition to public, research, and academic libraries. - Karen S. Metz, author, From Sumer to Rome: Military Capabilities of Ancient Armies
RICHARD A. GABRIEL is former professor of Politics and History and Director of Advanced Courses in the Department of Strategy at the U.S. Army War College where he introduced the study of ancient military history to the curriculum. He is the author of 38 books including Subotai the Valiant: Genghis Khan's Greatest General (Praeger, 2004) and The Military History of Ancient Israel (Praeger, 2003). Currently he is retired and an adjunt professor of Humanities and Ethics at Daniel Webster College.
Introduction 1. War and Empire in the Ancient World 2. The Worlds First Empires, Sumer and Akkad 3. Egypt, Empire of the Sun 4. The Mitanni, the Chariot People 5. The Hittites, the Iron People of Anatolia 6. The Israelites, the Empire of David and Solomon 7. The Iron Empire of Assyria 8. The Chinese Empires 9. Ancient India 10. Warfare in Classical Greece 11. The Persian Empire and Alexander the Great 12. The Carthaginian Empire and Republican Rome 13. Rome against Greece 14. Caesars Wars and the End of the Roman Republic 15. Barbarians against Rome 16. Imperial Rome 17. The Empire of the Huns 18. Korea, The Hermit Kingdom 19. The Wars of Arab Conquest 20. Charlemagne and the Empire of the Franks 21. The Vikings 22. Normans and Saxons 23. The Medieval Knight 24. The Crusaders 25. The Japanese Way of War 26. The Mongols, Empire of the Steppes 27. The Swiss and the Rediscovery of Infantry 28. The Hundred Years War 29. The Byzantines and Ottomans 30. Empires of the Americas 31. The Legacy of the Ancients: The Evolution of Modern War Index