history of warfare

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond

In Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond reviews parts of history in order to theorize how different cultures became civilization's haves and how others became its have-nots. Diamond is a biologist, and here he seeks to explain why Eurasians--rather than Native Americans, Africans, and Native Australians--became successful conquerors. Diamond argues that rather than race and culture, factors such as food production and animal domestication allowed Eurasians to economically dominate the world.

Ancient Egyptian Warfare

By Phyllis G. Jestice

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Worshipping gods. Building temples and pyramids. Learning to defend Egypt from foreign invaders. Developing Bronze Age weapons. Experience life as an Egyptian foot soldier! Learn how ancient Egyptians lived during a 200-year occupation of Lower Egypt by the Hyksos. Discover how the peaceful Egyptians were forced to defend their land with simple weapons. Learn how they adopted the use of the composite bow and more...

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