Describes the major conflicts of the sixteenth, seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, including military strategy and technological developments. Battle Zones is a new historical series presenting warfare across a variety of historical periods. Every aspect of warfare is explored by looking at the structures of armies and the individual roles of the different ranks within them. Photos and stunningly realistic illustrations show how warfare changed throughout different periods of history. A chronological timeline brings each book to a close, indicating all the main dates and developments in warfare across specific periods. Perfect for research and browsing, these book focus on the structure and politics of war, rather than on grisly details. Supplements school curriculum in history.