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- Cambridge University Press
- Parker, Geoffrey (ed.)
- The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare: The Triumph of the West
- 254 x 204 x 29 mm
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'Highly polished and well illustrated, this book is a comprehensive history of the Western (European) way of war, spanning ancient Greece to today's modern methods and policies of destruction ... The text is superbly supported by numerous and handy sidebars providing details, insights, and anecdotes ... Parker's conclusion is historically based and particularly chilling.' Library Journal
'... this is a well-written and handsomely presented volume ... the illustrations are pertinent, and the captions interesting ... the range of scholarship is impressive ... and it has all been pulled together by the finest military historian currently writing, who has also contributed several important sections.' History in Focus
'... exceptional ... beautifully illustrated ... A highly readable book, and an interesting one, both for the expert and the amateur enthusiast. A must for college libraries.' USI Journal
'This book deserves close attention from the student of military affairs...a valuable overview of the history of warfare ...' Foreign Affairs
'This is an attractive book. The numerous illustrations are marvellous and are integrated well with the text.' Journal of World History
'... impressive ...' Contemporary Review
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Geoffrey Parker is Andreas Dorpalen Professor of History at the Ohio State University. He is the author or editor of more than thirty books, including The Army of Flanders and the Spanish Road, 1567-1659 (second edition, Cambridge, 2004) and The Military Revolution: Military Innovation and the Rise of the West, 1500-1800 (second edition, Cambridge, 2001).
Introduction: the Western way of war Geoffrey Parker; Part I. The Age of Massed Infantry: 1. Genesis of infantry 600-350 BC Victor Davis Hanson; 2. From phalanx to legion 350-250 BC Victor Davis Hanson; 3. The Roman way of war 250 BC-AD 300 Victor Davis Hanson; Part II. The Age of Stone Fortifications: 4. On Roman ramparts 300-1300 Bernard S. 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: 12. The industrialization of war 1815-1871 Williamson A. Murray; 13. Towards world war 1871-1914 Williamson A. Murray; 14. The West at war 1914-18 Williamson A. Murray; 15. The world in conflict 1919-41 Williamson A. Murray; 16. The world at war 1941-45 Williamson A. Murray; 17. The post-war world Williamson A. Murray with Geoffrey Parker; Epilogue: the future of Western warfare Geoffrey Parker.