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The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare (Cambridge Illustrated History)

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Publisher Comments:

A history of Western warfare from antiquity to the present in a social and global context.

Book News Annotation:

A detailed, highly visual account of war in the West from antiquity to the present day, explicating and illustrating the controversial thesis that war in western societies has followed a unique path leading to western dominance of the world. The volume contains 17 chapters in four parts: the age of massed infantry; the age of stone fortifications; the age of guns and sails; and the age of mechanized warfare. Includes a chronology, glossary, and annotated bibliography.
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Synopsis:

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare provides a unique account of Western warfare from antiquity to the present, looking globally at developments in warfare on land, sea and air. It also focuses on the many varied aspects of military culture, including weapons, technology, strategy, defence, intelligence, and conduct.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [394]-397) and index.

Table of Contents

Genesis of the infantry 600-350 BC ; From phalanx to legion 350-250 BC ; The Roman way of war 250 BC-AD 300 / Victor Davis Hanson — On Roman ramparts 300-1300 / Bernard S. Bachrach — New weapons, new tactics 1300-1500 / Christopher Allmand — The gunpowder revolution 1300-1500 ; Ships of the line 1500-1650 / Geoffrey Parker — Conquest of the Americas 1500-1650 / Patricia Seed — Dynastic war 1494-1660 / Geoffrey Parker — States in conflict 1661-1763 ; Nations in arms 1763-1815 / John A. Lynn — The industrialization of war 1815-71 ; Towards world war 1871-1914 ; The West at war 1914-18 ; The world in conflict 1919-41 ; The world at war 1941-45 ; The post-war world 1945-95 / Williamson A. Murray — Epilogue : the future of Western warfare / Geoffrey Parker.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521440738
Editor:
Parker, Geoffrey
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Parker, Geoffrey
Location:
Cambridge England ;
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
History
Subject:
World
Subject:
War
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Military art and science
Subject:
Civilization, western
Subject:
War and society
Subject:
Military art and science -- History.
Subject:
War -- Economic aspects.
Subject:
World - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Cambridge Illustrated Histories
Series Volume:
33
Publication Date:
20000911
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 line diagrams 119 half-tones 109
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
10.30x8.37x1.42 in. 3.70 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare provides a unique account of Western warfare from antiquity to the present, looking globally at developments in warfare on land, sea and air. It also focuses on the many varied aspects of military culture, including weapons, technology, strategy, defence, intelligence, and conduct.
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