The Seventy Great Battles in History

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Twenty-five military historians from around the world describe the decisive conflicts that shaped history from the fifth century BC to the present Cannae and Agincourt, Waterloo and Gettysburg, Stalingrad and Midway, the Tet Offensive. . . . The latest book in the popular Seventies series assesses the great battles and conflicts in history from the past twenty-five centuries, and discusses the effects they have had on the development of states and civilizations. Organized chronologically into seven parts, the ...
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Overview

Twenty-five military historians from around the world describe the decisive conflicts that shaped history from the fifth century BC to the present Cannae and Agincourt, Waterloo and Gettysburg, Stalingrad and Midway, the Tet Offensive. . . . The latest book in the popular Seventies series assesses the great battles and conflicts in history from the past twenty-five centuries, and discusses the effects they have had on the development of states and civilizations. Organized chronologically into seven parts, the book encompasses the ancient and medieval worlds as well as the wars of the past hundred years, including the conflict in Iraq. The contributors analyze not just the greatest land battles of all time, but sieges such as Constantinople (1453) and Tenochtitlán (1521); naval battles such as Actium (31 BC), Trafalgar (1805), and Tsushima (1905); and the crucial conflicts in the air during the Battle of Britain (1940) and the American attack on Japan (1945). The coverage is truly worldwide in scope, from the battle in Teutoburg Forest in AD 9, where the Germans defeated the Romans, to Hakata Bay in 1281, where the Japanese defeated the Mongols, and the first battle of Panipat in 1526, where the Mughals conquered Hindustan. The reader is presented with a masterly overview of advances in military technology, and of the changing tactics and strategy of battlefield commanders from Hannibal to Napoleon, Montgomery, and Eisenhower. Richly illustrated in color with hundreds of photographs, contemporary paintings, and specially commissioned battle plans and maps, this will be essential reading for anyone interested in military history. Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter and the author or editor of more than forty books, including World War Two: A Military History and The Cambridge Illustrated Atlas of Warfare: Renaissance to Revolution, 1492-1792.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780500251256
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Publication date: 11/7/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,083,019
  • Product dimensions: 8.24 (w) x 10.58 (h) x 1.36 (d)

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Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter and the author or editor of more than forty books, including World War Two: A Military History and The Cambridge Illustrated Atlas of Warfare: Renaissance to Revolution, 1492-1792.
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