Cambridge History of Warfare
Edition: 2nd 2005
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Description: A compelling subject, war is common to almost all known societies and almost all periods of history. The Cambridge History of Warfare is a comprehensive account of war in the West. The combined effort of seven leading experts, this book treats the history of all aspects of the subject: the development of warfare on land, seas, and air; weapons and technology; strategy and defense; discipline and intelligence; mercenaries and standing armies; cavalry and infantry; chivalry and blitzkreig; guerrilla assault and nuclear warfare. It places in context particular key elements in the history of armed engagement, from the Greek victory at Marathon, through the advent of gunpower in medieval England and France, to the jungle warfare of Vietnam and the strategic air strikes of the Gulf War. Throughout, there is an emphasis on the socio-economic aspects of military progress and how these help explain the rise of the West over the past two millenia to global military dominance.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $30.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/22/2005
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.50" tall
Geoffrey Parker is the author or editor of more than twenty-five books. He is Andreas Dorpelan Professor of History at Ohio State University.
|Introduction: The Western Way of War|
|The Age of Massed Infantry|
|Genesis of the Infantry 600-350 Bc|
|From Phalanx to Legion 350-250 Bc|
|The Roman Way of War 250 Bc-Ad 300|
|The Age of Stone Fortifications|
|On Roman Ramparts 300-1300|
|New Weapons, New Tactics 1300-1500|
|The Gunpowder Revolution 1300-1500|
|The Age of Guns and Sails|
|Ships of the Line 1500-1650|
|The Conquest of the Americas 1500-1650|
|Dynastic War 1494-1660|
|States in Conflict 1661-1763|
|Nations in Arms 1763-1815|
|The Age of Mechanized Warfare|
|The Industrialization of War 1815-1871|
|Towards World War 1871-1914|
|The West at War 1914-1918|
|The World in Conflict 1919-1941|
|The World at War 1941-1945|
|The Post-War World 1945-2004|
|Epilogue: The Future of Western Warfare|