For better or worse, conflict and war have shaped the trajectory of human interactions throughout history. Though warfare in the 21st century may ostensibly bear little resemblance to the battles of ancient times, many of the same principles, strategies, and tactics are still in play. Meanwhile, weaponry, and the technology used to deploy it, have grown increasingly sophisticated, continuously evolving as the years march onward. These engaging volumes take a unique, in-depth look at the ways in which wars have been fought the world over and throughout time. Detailed sidebars highlight important individuals, battles, and military concepts. Glossaries explain key terms. Photographs and illustrations depict significant events, figures, and equipment in the history of war.