Pierre Briant reads between the lines of ancient Greco-Roman sources to reconstruct a narrative of Darius III, the oft-overshadowed king of Persia during the reign of Alexander the Great.
Stephen Cooper looks at the 1415 Battle of Agincourt and its key players to mark the 600th anniversary of the pivotal English-French clash.
Readers' letters in the May 2015 issue of Military History sound off about Cold War Europe, lessons from Operations Desert Storm, the Celtic-Roman cultural and military clash, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Frederick Funston, King Philip's War and ongoing tensions in the Middle East between Muslims and Judeo-Christians.
From its origin as an Islamic political and religious tool, jihad has morphed into all-out war against non-Muslims
Through "literary forensics" Andrew Young seeks to re-create Ptolemy's lost history of Alexander the Great, an ultimately impossible task.
Readers' letters in the July 2014 issue of Military History sound off about the "Mighty Eighth" Air Force, some of history's worst weapons, Saxon rebel Hereward the Wake, the location of Wales on a map of Europe and Irish rebel Michael Collins.
Taxes have led to warfare since ancient times
Readers' letters in the January 2014 issue of Military History sound off about W. Eugene Smith's iconic 1944 image of a U.S. Marine on Saipan, reasons for the fall of Rome, and the 1940 sinking of RMS Lancastria, Britain's worst maritime disaster.
Readers' letters in the November 2013 issue of Military History sound off about the fall of Rome, the 1983 invasion of Grenada, wartime newspaper headlines, the rules of war and the 1950 Battle of the Chosin Reservoir.
In his new book The Plantagenets, Dan Jones relates the turbulent history of the medieval house that ruled England and much of France for more than 250 years.
The vast empire that reigned supreme for more than two millennia crumbled in just a few short centuries
Invisible Armies, by author-historian Max Boot, is an authoritative and superbly written examination of the evolution of guerrilla warfare and its close cousin, terrorism.
The sarissa formed the spines of the bristling Macedonian phalanx.
The billhook enabled a foot soldier to unseat a passing knight, slash at him or punch a hole through his armor.
Around 390 BC, Gauls invaded Italy for the first time and sacked a Rome weakened by previous wars. In his new book The Rise of Rome: The Making of the World’s Greatest Empire (Random House), Anthony...
Ludwig Dyck's book The Roman Barbarian Wars provides an in-depth look at Rome's early wars with tribal factions, an era that gave rise to the empire.