Wars That Changed History: 50 of the World's Greatest Conflicts

Editor/Author Tucker, Spencer C.
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Single-User Purchase Price: $100.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $150.00
ISBN: 978-1-61-069785-9
Category: History - World history
Image Count: 54
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

This selection of the 50 most consequential wars, compiled by award-winning military historian Spencer C. Tucker, presents each conflict and discusses its causes, its course, and its significance in world history.

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Table of Contents

  • Chronological Entry List
  • Alphabetical Entry List
  • Preface
  • Entries
  • Thutmose III's Campaigns (ca. 1479–1459 BCE)
  • Greco-Persian Wars (499–479 BCE)
  • Peloponnesian Wars (460–404 BCE)
  • Wars of Alexander the Great (335–323 BCE)
  • Punic Wars (264–146 BCE)
  • Qin Wars of Unification (230–221 BCE)
  • Gallic Wars (58–51 BCE)
  • Caesarian-Pompeian Civil War (49–45 BCE)
  • Barbarian Invasions of the Roman Empire (363–476)
  • Muslim Wars of Expansion (623–732)
  • Charlemagne's Wars (772–814)
  • Norman Conquest (1066)
  • Crusades (1096–1291)
  • Mongol Conquests (1206–1287)
  • Hundred Years’ War (1337–1453)
  • Aztec-Spanish War (1519–1521)
  • Anglo-Spanish War (1585–1604)
  • Imjin War (1592–1598)
  • Thirty Years’ War (1618–1648)
  • Great Northern War (1700–1721)
  • War of the Spanish Succession (1701–1714)
  • War of the Austrian Succession (1740–1748)
  • Carnatic Wars (1746–1748, 1749–1754, and 1757–1763)
  • French and Indian War (1754–1763)
  • Seven Years’ War (1756–1763)
  • American Revolutionary War (1775–1783)
  • French Revolutionary Wars (1792–1802)
  • Napoleonic Wars (1803–1814, 1815)
  • Greek War of Independence (1821–1832)
  • Opium Wars (1839–1842, 1856–1860)
  • Mexican-American War (1846–1848)
  • Wars of Italian Unification (1848–1870)
  • Taiping Rebellion (1851–1864)
  • American Civil War (1861–1865)
  • Wars of German Unification (1864–1871)
  • Sino-Japanese War (1894–1895)
  • Spanish-American War (1898)
  • Russo-Japanese War (1904–1905)
  • World War I (1914–1918)
  • Chinese Civil War and Communist Revolution (1927–1949)
  • World War II (1939–1945)
  • Indochina War (1946–1954)
  • Israeli War of Independence (1948–1949)
  • Korean War (1950–1953)
  • Vietnam War (1958–1975)
  • Six-Day War (1967)
  • Yom Kippur War (1973)
  • Soviet-Afghan War (1979–1989)
  • Iran-Iraq War (1980–1988)
  • Iraq War (2003–2011)