Encyclopedia of Warrior Peoples & Fighting Groups

Editors: Davis, Paul K. and Hamilton, Allen Lee
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Grey House Publishing

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-68217-098-4
Category: History - World history
Image Count: 85
Book Status: Available
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From ferocious tribes to charismatic leaders and daring militias, this new edition ofThe Encyclopedia of Warrior Peoples & Fighting Groups explores the origins and leadership of these powerful combat forces, chronicles their conquests and accomplishments, examines the circumstances surrounding their decline or disbanding, and assesses their influence on the groups and methods of warfare that followed.

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Table of Contents

  • LIST OF MAPS
  • PREFACE
  • LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS
  • SECTION ONE: ENTRIES
  • A
  • Afghans
  • Afrika Korps
  • Akkadians
  • Alamo Scouts
  • Almoravids
  • Al-Qaeda
  • Amazons
  • ANZACs
  • Apaches
  • Arab Legion
  • Army of Northern Virginia
  • Aryans
  • Ashanti
  • ASSASSINS
  • Assyrians
  • Aztecs
  • B
  • Berserkers
  • Boers
  • Boko Haram
  • Boxers
  • British East India Company
  • Buffalo Soldiers
  • Byzantines
  • C
  • Cavaliers and Roundheads
  • Celts
  • Charioteers
  • Cheyenne Dog Soldiers
  • Chindits
  • The Comanches
  • Condor Legion
  • Condottieri
  • Conquistadors
  • Cossacks
  • Czech Legion
  • D
  • Delta Force
  • Dervishes, or Fuzzy-Wuzzy
  • E
  • Egyptians
  • Etruscans
  • Ever Victorious Army
  • F
  • Flying Circus
  • Flying Tigers (American Volunteer Group)
  • Franks
  • French Foreign Legion
  • G
  • The Gallowglas
  • Gladiators under Spartacus
  • Goths
  • Goumiers
  • Grande Armée
  • Green Berets (Special Forces)
  • Grenzschutzgruppe 9 (GSG-9)
  • Guerrillas
  • Gurkhas
  • H
  • Hamas
  • Hessians
  • Highlanders
  • Hittites
  • Hood's Texas Brigade
  • Hoplites
  • Huns
  • Hussites
  • Hyksos
  • I
  • Immortals
  • Irish Brigade
  • Irish Legion
  • The Irish Republican Army
  • Iron Brigade
  • Islamic State (ISIS)
  • J
  • Janissaries
  • K
  • Kamikazes
  • Kiowa Indians
  • Knights
  • Knights Hospitallers (Knights of St. John)
  • Knights Templar
  • L
  • Lafayette Escadrille (Escadrille Americaine)
  • Lincoln Battalion
  • Lombards
  • Long Range Desert Group
  • Longbowmen, English
  • M
  • Maccabees
  • Macedonians
  • Magyars
  • Mamluks
  • Maoris
  • Marathas
  • Medes
  • The Medieval Welsh Warriors and Warfare
  • Merrill's Marauders
  • Minutemen
  • Mongols
  • Mosby's Rangers
  • Mujahidin
  • N
  • The Nez Percé
  • Ninja
  • Normans
  • P
  • Paratroopers
  • Peoples of the Sea
  • Persians
  • Philippine Scouts
  • Plains Indians
  • Polish Winged Hussars
  • Prussians
  • R
  • Rangers
  • Red Shirts
  • Redcoats
  • Romans
  • Rough Riders
  • Royal Air Force (Battle of Britain)
  • Royal Americans
  • Royal Marines
  • S
  • Sacred Band of Thebes
  • Samurai
  • San Patricio Battalion
  • Scythians
  • SEALs
  • Seminoles
  • Shaolin Priests
  • Sikhs
  • The Sioux
  • Slingers
  • The Spanish Legion
  • Spartans
  • Special Air Service
  • Special Boat Service
  • Spetznaz
  • Stonewall Brigade
  • Storm Troops
  • Submariners
  • Swedes of Gustavus Adolphus
  • T
  • Terry's Texas Rangers
  • Teutonic Knights
  • Texas Rangers
  • The Ten Thousand
  • Tuskegee Airmen
  • U
  • The Ulster Volunteer Force/36th Ulster Division (1912-1922)
  • United States Marines
  • V
  • Vandals
  • Varangian Guard
  • Viet Minh
  • Vikings
  • W
  • Waffen SS
  • White Company
  • Wild Geese
  • Z
  • Zealots
  • Zouaves
  • Zulus
  • SECTION TWO: READINGS
  • Introduction
  • Letters Home from Roman Soldiers, 2 CE
  • On Military Science from Libro XVI of Noctes Atticae by Aulus Gellius, 2nd Century CE
  • Epitoma Rei Militari by Flavius Vegetius Renatus, 390 CE
  • Samurai Creed, 5th Century CE
  • Thucydides on the History of the Peloponnesian War, 5th Century CE
  • Truce of God by Bishopric of Terouanne, 1063
  • Plan of Discipline from the Journals of Major Robert Rogers, 1759
  • Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death by Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775
  • Military Instructions by Frederick the Great, 1797
  • On the Deaths of Travis and Crockett at the Alamo by Col. Jose Enrique de la Pena, March 6, 1836
  • Letter from the Alamo by William Barret Travis, 1836
  • Excerpts from The Fifteen Decisive Battles of The World: Marathon to Waterloo by Sir Edward Creasy, 1851
  • CHAPTER I. THE BATTLE OF MARATHON
  • CHAPTER II. DEFEAT OF THE ATHENIANS AT SYRACUSE, B.C.413
  • CHAPTER III. THE BATTLE OF ARBELA, B.C. 331
  • CHAPTER IV. THE BATTLE OF THE METAURUS, B.C. 207
  • CHAPTER V. VICTORY OF ARMINIUS OVER THE ROMAN LEGIONS UNDER VARUS, A.D. 9
  • CHAPTER VI THE BATTLE OF CHALONS, A.D. 451
  • CHAPTER VII. THE BATTLE OF TOURS, A.D. 732,
  • CHAPTER VIII. THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS, 1066
  • CHAPTER IX. JOAN OF ARC'S VICTORY OVER THE ENGLISH AT ORLEANS, A.D. 1429
  • CHAPTER X. THE DEFEAT OF THE SPANISH ARMADA, A.D. 1588
  • CHAPTER XI. THE BATTLE OF BLENHEIM, 1704
  • CHAPTER XII. THE BATTLE OF PULTOWA, 1709
  • CHAPTER XIII. VICTORY OF THE AMERICANS OVER BURGOYNE AT SARATOGA, A.D. 1777
  • CHAPTER XIV. THE BATTLE OF VALMY
  • CHAPTER XV. THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO, 1815
  • Robert E. Lee's Farewell Address to the Army of Northern Virginia, 1865
  • Rough Riders Storm San Juan Hill by Eyewitness, 1898
  • Hague Convention Respecting the Laws and Customs of War on Land, 1907
  • Ulster's Solemn League and Covenant, 1912
  • The Proclamation of the Irish Republic, 1916
  • Glenwhorple Highlander Marching Tune, 1942-1945
  • Duty, Honor, Country by General Douglas MacArthur, May 12, 1962
  • Ranger Creed, 1971
  • U.N. Resolution to Prevent International Terrorism, 1985
  • The Warrior's Code by Shannon E. French, Ph.D., 2003
  • The Soldier's Creed, 2003
  • The De Re Militari of Vegetius: A Classical Text in the Middle Ages by Christopher Allmand, 2004
  • SECTION THREE: MAPS
  • SECTION FOUR: TIMELINE OF ENTRIES
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY