A History of the World in 100 Weapons

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The story of the 100 most influential weapons in history.

Our history has been shaped and changed by weapons: the smallest advances in weapons development have helped to build and overthrow empires, changed the course of civilization, driven modern technology, and won wars.

For thousands of years, individual pieces of weaponry have come to symbolize struggles and nations, from the Roman gladius to the English longbow, and from the flintlock musket through to the AK47.

This book reveals the weapons that had the greatest impact on our history, explaining how and why they came to prominence, and uncovers the lasting effect they had on the world.

Table of Contents


The Ancient World: 5000 BC–AD 500
The Medieval World: 500–1500
The Early Modern World: 1500–1800
Imperial Wars: 1800–1914
World War I: 1914–18
World War II: 1939–45
Modern Warfare: 1945–Present

Product details

Published Apr 20 2014
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 384
ISBN 9781472808325
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Series General Military
Short code GNM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Chris McNab

Chris McNab is an author and editor specializing i…


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