The Cambridge History of Warfare / Edition 1

The Cambridge History of Warfare / Edition 1

by Geoffrey Parker
     
 

The book stresses five essential aspects of the Western way of war: a combination of technology, discipline, and an aggressive military tradition with an extraordinary capacity to respond rapidly to challenges and to use capital rather than manpower to win. Although the focus throughout this book remains on the West, and on the role of violence in its rise, each… See more details below

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The book stresses five essential aspects of the Western way of war: a combination of technology, discipline, and an aggressive military tradition with an extraordinary capacity to respond rapidly to challenges and to use capital rather than manpower to win. Although the focus throughout this book remains on the West, and on the role of violence in its rise, each chapter also examines the military effectiveness of its adversaries and the areas in which the West's military edge has been - and continues to be - challenged.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521618953
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
524
Sales rank:
263,584
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.18(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction : the Western way of war1
1Genesis of the infantry 600-350 B.C.15
2From phalanx to legion 350-250 B.C.30
3The Roman way of war 250 B.C.-A.D. 30046
4On Roman ramparts 300-130061
5New weapons, new tactics 1300-150084
6The gunpowder revolution 1300-1500101
7Ships of the line 1500-1650117
8The conquest of the Americas 1500-1650131
9Dynastic war 1494-1660148
10States in conflict 1661-1763167
11Nations in arms 1763-1815189
12The industrialization of war 1815-1871219
13Towards World War 1871-1914249
14The West at war 1914-1918278
15The world in conflict 1919-1941314
16The world at war 1941-1945338
17The post-war world 1945-2004362
Epilogue : the future of Western warfare413

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