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The Dynamics of Military Revolution bridges a major gap in the emerging literature on revolutions in military affairs. It suggests that two very different phenomena have been at work over the past centuries: "military revolutions," which are driven by vast social and political changes, and "revolutions in military affairs," which military institutions have directed, although usually with great difficulty and ambiguous results. MacGregor Knox and Williamson Murray provide a conceptual framework and historical context for understanding the patterns of change, innovation, and adaptation that have marked war in the Western world since the fourteenth century--beginning with Edward III's revolution in medieval warfare, through the development of modern military institutions in seventeenth-century France, to the military impact of mass politics in the French Revolution, the cataclysmic military-industrial struggle of 1914-1918, and the German Blitzkrieg victories of 1940. Case studies and a conceptual overview offer an indispensible introduction to revolutionary military change,--which is as inevitable as it is difficult to predict. Macgregor Knox is the Stevenson Professor of International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is the author of Common Destiny (Cambridge, 2000) and Hitler's Italian Allies (Cambridge, 2000). Knox and Murray are co-editors of Making of Strategy (Cambridge, 1996). Willamson Murray is Senior Fellow at the Institute for Defense Analysis. He is the co-editor of Military Innovation in the Interwar Period (Cambridge, 1996) and author of A War to Be Won (Harvard University Press, 2000).

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Studies the changes that have marked war in the Western World since the 13th century.

Synopsis:

By providing both a conceptual framework and a historical context for thinking about revolutionary changes in military affairs, The Dynamics of Military Revolution establishes a baseline for understanding the patterns of change, innovation, and adaptation that have marked war in the Western World since the thirteenth century.

Synopsis:

The Dynamics of Military Revolution suggests that there have been two very different phenomena at work over the past centuries: 'military revolutions', which are driven by vast social and political changes; and 'revolutions in military affairs', which military institutions have directed. By providing both a conceptual framework and a historical context for thinking about revolutionary changes in military affairs, the work establishes a baseline for understanding the patterns of change, innovation, and adaptation that have marked war in the Western World since the thirteenth century.

Synopsis:

Studies the changes that have marked war in the Western World since the thirteenth century.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Williamson Murray and MacGregor Knox; 2. 'As if a new sun had arisen': England's fourteenth-century RMA Clifford J. Rogers; 3. Forging the Western army in seventeenth-century France John A. Lynn; 4. Mass Politics and nationalism as military revolution: the French Revolution and after MacGregor Knox; 5. Surviving military revolution: the US Civil War Mark Grimsley; 6. The Prusso-German RMA, 1840-71 Dennis E. Showalter; 7. The battlefleet revolution, 1885-1914 Holger H. Herwig; 8. The First World War and the birth of modern warfare Jonathan B. A. Bailey; 9. May 1940: contingency and fragility of the German RMA Williamson Murray; 10. Conclusion: the future behind us Williamson Murray and MacGregor Knox.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521800792
Editor:
Knox, MacGregor
Editor:
Murray, Williamson
Other:
Knox, MacGregor
Editor:
Murray, Williamson
Editor:
MacGregor, Knox
Editor:
Knox, MacGregor
Author:
Knox, MacGregor
Author:
Murray, Williamson
Other:
Knox, MacGregor
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge, UK
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Military art and science
Subject:
Strategy
Subject:
Renaissance
Subject:
Revolutions
Subject:
Military history, Modern
Subject:
Europe History, Military.
Subject:
Military art and science -- History.
Subject:
Revolutions -- Europe -- History.
Subject:
Strategy -- History.
Subject:
âEtats-Unis
Subject:
Stratâegie
Subject:
Art et science militaires
Subject:
Histoire militaire moderne et contemporaine
Subject:
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-
Subject:
Military-General History
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
105-165
Publication Date:
20010831
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 line diagrams 2 tables
Pages:
218
Dimensions:
9.27x6.20x.78 in. .96 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Studies the changes that have marked war in the Western World since the 13th century.
"Synopsis" by , By providing both a conceptual framework and a historical context for thinking about revolutionary changes in military affairs, The Dynamics of Military Revolution establishes a baseline for understanding the patterns of change, innovation, and adaptation that have marked war in the Western World since the thirteenth century.
"Synopsis" by , The Dynamics of Military Revolution suggests that there have been two very different phenomena at work over the past centuries: 'military revolutions', which are driven by vast social and political changes; and 'revolutions in military affairs', which military institutions have directed. By providing both a conceptual framework and a historical context for thinking about revolutionary changes in military affairs, the work establishes a baseline for understanding the patterns of change, innovation, and adaptation that have marked war in the Western World since the thirteenth century.
"Synopsis" by , Studies the changes that have marked war in the Western World since the thirteenth century.
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