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The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfareby Geoffrey Parker
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One of the world's leading authorities on military history provides a unique account of Western warfare from antiquity to the present. The book treats all aspects of the subject from the Greeks to the nuclear age: the development of warfare on land, sea and air; weapons and technology; strategy and defense; discipline and intelligence. 109 color plates. 119 halftones.
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.
A history of Western warfare from antiquity to the present in a social and global context.
Table of Contents
Introduction Geoffrey Parker; Part I. The Age of Massed Infantry: 1. Genesis of the Infantry (600-350 BC) Victor Davis Hanson; 2. From Phalanx to Legion (350-250 BC); 3. The Roman way of war (250 BC-AD 300); Part II. The Age of Stone Fortifications: 4. On Roman ramparts (300-1300) Bernard Bachrach; 5. New weapons, new tactics (1300-1500) Christopher Allmand; 6. The gunpowder revolution (1300-1500) Geoffrey Parker; Part III. The Age of Guns and Sails: 7. Ships of the line (1500-1650) Geoffrey Parker; 8. Conquest of the Americas (1500-1650) Patricia Seed; 9. Dynastic war (1494-1660) Geoffrey Parker; 10. States in conflict (1661-1763) John A. Lynn; 11. Nations in arms (1763-1815) John A Lynn; Part IV. The Age of Mechanized Warfare Williamson A. Murray: 12. The industrialization of war (1815-71); 13. Towards World War (1871-1914); 14. The West at War (1914-18); 15. The world in conflict (1919-41); 16. The World at War (1941-45); 17. The Post-War World (1945-1995); Epilogue: the future of western warfare Geoffrey Parker.
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