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Inside this Book – We still know so little about the dawn of mankind that it is impossible to identify precisely when Palaeolithic man began to use his tools for warlike purposes. Man’s earliest days were undoubtedly violent, with the environment his greatest enemy. His struggle to master that environment was made easier after 8000 BC when the glaciers of the Ice Age began their retreat. Debate still rages among anthropologists as to whether early man was peaceful or warlike, but his struggle for mastery over his surroundings and his developing hunting and farming skills may have provided him with something wanted by others, and thus with something to fight over. We shall probably never know why he first began to organize himself for war. Yet even before he was learning to speak in a recognizable language, early man was appreciating the need to communicate, whether for peaceful or for warlike purposes. Anthropological and archaeological research suggests that before speech (organized language) all communication was visual. Primitive man communicated non-verbally via gestures and signals although sounds – cries and drum beats, for instance – were also important. Tribal man developed masks, war cries, and threatening gestures both to frighten his enemies and impress his friends.
Inside this book –Munitions of the Mind PDF Book by Philip M. Taylor – The slow and tortuous collapse of the Roman Empire in the west at the hands of the Germanic invaders saw the disappearance of the Roman legion as the principal instrument of warfare. With it went the kind of organization and discipline that was in some ways a substitute for morale-boosting. Islam, with its light cavalry, swept west from Arabia to Spain and it was only long after the Franks stopped the ‘heathen’ armies at the battle of Poitiers in 732 that western Europe and Christianity were able to counter-attack in the form of the Crusades. In the meantime, the Roman art of war was replaced by the barbarians’ style of fighting. It was a style characterized by speed, brutality, and improvization and motivated by the very nature of barbarian society itself.
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- Author of this Book – Philip M. Taylor
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