The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
432
Utgivningsdatum
2008-09-29
Upplaga
Rev ed
Förlag
Cambridge University Press
Medarbetare
Parker, Geoffrey (ed.)
Illustrationer
illustrations
Dimensioner
254 x 204 x 29 mm
Vikt
1480 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780521738064
The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare (häftad)

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare

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Now available in a revised and updated version, The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare provides a unique account of Western warfare from antiquity to the present day. The book treats the history of all aspects of the subject: the development of warfare on land, sea and air; weapons and technology; strategy and defence; discipline and intelligence; mercenaries and standing armies; cavalry and infantry; chivalry and Blitzkrieg; guerilla assault and nuclear arsenals. It places in context particular key events in the history of armed engagement, from the Greek victory at Marathon, through the introduction of gunpowder in medieval England and France, to the jungle warfare of Vietnam and the strategic air attacks of the Gulf War. Throughout, there is an emphasis on the socio-economic aspects of military progress: who pays for it, how can its returns be measured, and to what extent does it explain the rise of the West to global dominance over two millennia?
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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

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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, 15671659 (second edition, Cambridge, 2004) and The Military Revolution: Military Innovation and the Rise of the West, 15001800 (second edition, Cambridge, 2001).

Innehållsförteckning

Introduction: the Western way of war Geoffrey Parker; Part I. The Age of Massed Infantry: 1. Genesis of infantry 600350 BC Victor Davis Hanson; 2. From phalanx to legion 350250 BC Victor Davis Hanson; 3. The Roman way of war 250 BCAD 300 Victor Davis Hanson; Part II. The Age of Stone Fortifications: 4. On Roman ramparts 3001300 Bernard S. Bachrach; 5. New weapons, new tactics 13001500 Christopher Allmand; 6. The gunpowder revolution 13001500 Geoffrey Parker; Part III. The Age of Guns and Sails: 7. Ships of the line 15001650 Geoffrey Parker; 8. Conquest of the Americas 15001650 Patricia Seed; 9. Dynastic war 14941660 Geoffrey Parker; 10. States in conflict 16611763 John A Lynn; 11. Nations in arms 17631815 John A. Lynn; Part IV. The Age of Mechanized Warfare: 12. The industrialization of war 18151871 Williamson A. Murray; 13. Towards world war 18711914 Williamson A. Murray; 14. The West at war 191418 Williamson A. Murray; 15. The world in conflict 191941 Williamson A. Murray; 16. The world at war 194145 Williamson A. Murray; 17. The post-war world Williamson A. Murray with Geoffrey Parker; Epilogue: the future of Western warfare Geoffrey Parker.