Art of War in the Western World

ISBN-10: 0252069668

ISBN-13: 9780252069666

Edition: 2001

Authors: Archer Jones

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List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 12/19/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 768
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.992
Language: English

Introduction
Ancient Warfare
Tactics
Logistics
Strategy
Summary of Warfare on Land
Naval Warfare
The Diversity of the Medieval Ways of War, 200-1200
The Dissolution of the Roman Empire
Changes in Military Organization and Tactical Emphasis
Least Effort Exemplified: Byzantine Tactics and Strategy
The Stirrup's Enhancement of the Effectiveness of Cavalry
Western Europe's Struggle against Raiders
William's Combined-Arms Army in the Conquest of England
Attack and Defense of Fortifications
Medieval Tactics
Medieval Strategy: The Evesham and Bouvines Campaigns
Examples of an Offensive Persisting Strategy against Raiders
Combined-Arms Combat in the Crusades
Jenghiz Khan and Mongol Warfare
Summary of Medieval Tactics and Strategy
The Emergence of a New Combined-Arms Tactical Synthesis, 1200-1600
The French Version of Medieval Warfare
Changes in Logistics
Changes in Weapons
Persisting Strategy and the Completion of the English Conquest of Wales
The English Combined-Arms Tactical System in Scotland
The Beginning of the Hundred Years' War and the Crecy Campaign
The Hundred Years' War: English Raids and French Persisting Strategy
English Persisting Strategy in the Last Phase of the Hundred Years' War
The Experience of the English Tactical System in Spain
The Wagenburg
The Swiss Heavy Infantry
The Least Effort Warfare of the Italian Condottieri
Regional Tactical Systems in Conflict: The French Invasion of Italy
The Search for a Combined-Arms Synthesis: Italian Battles, 1512-25
The Spanish Combined-Arms Tactics
The New Fortifications
Another Influence of Technology on Tactics
The Manpower System in 1600
Sixteenth-Century Battles, Campaigns, and Strategy
Revolution in Naval Tactics and Logistics
The New Tactical Synthesis in Transition, 1600-1700
The Logistics of the Thirty Years' War
Gustavus Adolphus's Development of the Dutch Tactical System
Gustavus's Persisting Strategy and Employment of Distraction
Gustavus's Exploitation of the Triumph of His Linear System at Breitenfeld
Gustavus against Wallenstein: Logistic and Combat Strategies
The Impact of Gustavus's Tactics
The Logistics of the Late Seventeenth Century
Representative Late Seventeenth-Century Campaigns and Battles
The Development of Missile Warfare at Sea
The Primacy of the Line of Bayoneted Muskets, 1700-1791
The Bayonet, the Flintlock, and Further Changes in Tactics
Eighteenth-Century Logistics
The Strategy and Tactics of Marlborough's Campaigns
Persisting Strategy in North Italy
The Evolution of the Linear System
Tactics and Strategy as Exemplified in the Silesian Wars of Frederick the Great
The Seven Years' War: Tactics and Strategy in Defense against the Logistic Effects of a Persisting Strategy
Changes in Attrition in Relation to the Composition of Armies
Significant Developments in French Military Thought
Warfare in the Western Hemisphere
Warfare at Sea
Tactical and Strategic Transformation in the Era of the French Revolution and Napoleon, 1791-1815
The Tactics and Strategy of the Opening Campaigns in the North
The Advent of General Bonaparte
The Strategic Turning Movement of the Marengo Campaign
Napoleonic Operations on a Larger Scale: The Strategic Turning Movement of Ulm and Distraction and Concentration at Austerlitz
Some Characteristics of Napoleon's Campaigns
The Augmented Significance of Numerical Superiority
Some Later Napoleonic Campaigns
Operations in Spain: The French Encounter the Raiding Strategy of Guerrilla Warfare
The Foundations of the French Conquests
The Military Legacy of the Napoleonic Era
The Tactics of Warfare at Sea
The Strategy of Warfare at Sea
Technological Change and Doctrinal Stability, 1815-1914
The Continuation of the Napoleonic Tradition in Radetzky's Victories
The Midcentury's New Infantry Weapons
The Prussian Staff and Manpower System
The New Prussian Army in Action against Austria
Decisive Turning Movements in the Franco-Prussian War
A Summary of the Tactics, Logistics, and Strategy of the Franco-Prussian War
The Strategy of the American Civil War
Two Instances of Combating the Raiding Strategy of Guerrilla Warfare
European Weapons, Armies, and Doctrine on the Eve of World War I
The Revolution in Naval Materiel and its Use in the Russo-Japanese War
The Apogee of the Defense: World War I, 1914-18
The German Concentration on Interior and Effort to Turn the French
The Tactical, Logistical, and Strategic Conditions of the War
The German Exploitation of Interior Lines and a Turning Movement to Defeat the Russians
The Opening Naval Campaigns
Allied Naval Predominance Confirmed: The Battle of Jutland
The Submarine as a Commerce Raider
The Dominance of Artillery in the Siege Warfare on Land
The Development and Utility of Air Forces
The Tactics of Trench Warfare
The War in 1915 and 1916
The Search for a Technological Solution to the Tactical Deadlock
The German Quest for Victory through a Logistic Strategy Using Submarines
The New German Method of Defense
The New German Doctrine for Attack
The Campaigns of 1918 on the Western Front
The Turning Movement through Superior Mobility: The Megiddo Campaign
Summary of the Changes in Weapons, Tactics, and Logistics
Prelude to Renewed Conflict, 1919-39
The Full Development of Four New Weapon Systems
The French in Morocco: New Weapons and Old Strategy
Tactical and Strategic Use of Aircraft
A Russian Cannae
The Navies' Response to the New Weapons
Doctrinal Diversity
The Climax of Modern Warfare: World War II, 1939-45
The German Victory over Poland
The French and German Armies
French and German Plans
The New German Offensive Plan
The German Breakthrough in May 1940
The Causes of the German Breakthrough
The German Turning Movement
The German Victory: Napoleonic Warfare with Four Weapon Systems
Air Power in a Decisive Role: The Battle of Britain
The Strategic and Tactical Conditions of the Russo-German War
The Strategic Envelopments of the 1941 Campaign in Russia
The Debacle of the German Logistic Strategy of 1942 and the Conclusion of the Russo-German War
Distraction, Concentration, and Turning Movement Again: The Landing and Campaign in Normandy
The British Inauguration of Mounted Warfare in North Africa and the Defeat of the Italians
The Warfare of the Mounted British and German Armies
New and Improved Weapons
The Interaction of Technology with Strategy
Strategic Bombing
Combat at Sea with Two Types of Capital Ships
The German Submarine Campaign
After the World Wars: Consolidation and Technological Change, 1945-85
Changes in Weapons
The All-Mounted Army
The Israeli-Egyptian War of 1973
The Tactical Mixture of Old and New
Continuity and Change
Sea and Air Warfare
Tactics
Logistics
Strategy
Notes
Index
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