A Guide to Battles: Decisive Conflicts in History

A Guide to Battles: Decisive Conflicts in History

by Richard Holmes
     
 

Ranging from the Peloponnesian war, to Trafalgar and Gettysburg, to the War in Iraq, this exciting book tells the stories of the most dramatic, memorable, and important conflicts in world history. This superb, one-volume reference describes almost 300 battles from around the world—from the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, as well as from Europe and the Americas.

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Ranging from the Peloponnesian war, to Trafalgar and Gettysburg, to the War in Iraq, this exciting book tells the stories of the most dramatic, memorable, and important conflicts in world history. This superb, one-volume reference describes almost 300 battles from around the world—from the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, as well as from Europe and the Americas. All the battles are grouped in chapters which tell the wider story of a particular era or region, whether it be the ancient world or Asia and the Middle East. Each chapter includes an introduction that sets out the historical, tactical, and technological context, and looks at current debates among military historians. In addition, individual battles are placed within the wars of which they formed a part, allowing readers understand a battle's full military and historical significance. With detailed maps, a wide range of illustrations, and an extensive index, this book offers a gold mine of information for everyone interested in world or military history.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192806543
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/05/2009
Series:
Oxford Paperback Reference Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,492,520
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

Richard Holmes is Professor of Military and Security Studies at Cranfield University and the Defense Academy of the United Kingdom. A leading military historian, he has presented seven BBC TV series.
Martin Marix Evans is an independent writer who has written numerous books on military history, including Forgotten Battlefronts of World War I and The Fall of France.

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