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By titleFighting Techniques of the Imperial Age/Colonial World


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Fighting Techniques of the Imperial Age/Colonial World

Fighting Techniques of the Imperial Age describes the fighting techniques of armies from the beginning of the American War of Independence (1776) through to the imperial clashes that preceded World War I. The book explores the tactics and strategy required to win battles in a period when often opponents were either heavily mismatched in technology or employed entirely different strategies and tactics to outwit each other. Campaigns covered include the American War of Independence, the Mexican War, the American Indian Wars, the Zulu War (1879), the Sudan campaign (1896–98), the Italo-Abyssinian campaign (1896), the Boer War (1899–1901) and the Boxer Rebellion.

Using specially commissioned colour and black-and-white artworks to illustrate the battles, equipment and tactics of the era, Fighting Techniques of the Imperial Age shows in detail the methods by which armies gained and lost ascendancy on the battlefield.

The book has also been published under the title: Fighting Techniques of the Colonial World

Format: 246 x 195mm (9¾ x 7¾")
Extent: 256pp
Illustrations: 25 col & b/w photos, 100 b/w a/ws 20 col maps
Text: 80,000 words
ISBN: 9781906626471


Author details:

Robert B. Bruce is an Associate Professor of History at Sam Houston State University in Texas. Stuart Reid is a full-time freelance writer who previously served with the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. He has written Like Hungry Wolves (1994), a study of the battle of Culloden, and The Secret War for Texas (2007) All the King's Armies: A Military History of the English Civil War 1642-1651 and Sheriffmuir 1715. Rob S. Rice is a professor at the American Military University, teaching courses on Ancient and Modern Naval Warfare. He has contributed to Battles of the Ancient World, Fighting Techniques of the Ancient World and Battles of the Bible. Phyllis Jestice is an associate Professor of Medieval History and Chair of the History Department at the University of Southern Mississippi. A specialist in German history during the central Middle Ages, her teaching of the history of premodern warfare has led her deeper into the study of medieval war and society. She has contributed to several works on the history of warfare, including Battles of the Ancient World, Battles of the Bible, Fighting Techniques of the Medieval World and Timelines of Medieval Warfare. Frederick C. Schneid is a Professor of History at High Point University in North Carolina. He received his Ph.D. from Purdue University, where he studied European military history. Professor Schneid has written several books on European warfare and is southern regional director of the Society for Military History.