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The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare (Cambridge Illustrated History)by Geoffrey Parker
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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.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -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.
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