ISBN-10:
0521738067
ISBN-13:
9780521738064
Pub. Date:
09/29/2008
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare: The Triumph of the West

Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare: The Triumph of the West

by Geoffrey Parker

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ISBN-13: 9780521738064
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/29/2008
Series: Cambridge Illustrated Histories Series
Edition description: Updated edition
Pages: 440
Sales rank: 377,557
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Geoffrey Parker is Andreas Dorpalen Professor of History at the Ohio State University. He is the author or editor of more than thirty books, including The Army of Flanders and the Spanish Road, 1567�659 (second edition, Cambridge, 2004) and The Military Revolution: Military Innovation and the Rise of the West, 1500�800 (second edition, Cambridge, 2001).

Table of Contents

Introduction: the Western way of war Geoffrey Parker; Part I. The Age of Massed Infantry: 1. Genesis of infantry 600-350 BC Victor Davis Hanson; 2. From phalanx to legion 350-250 BC Victor Davis Hanson; 3. The Roman way of war 250 BC-AD 300 Victor Davis Hanson; Part II. The Age of Stone Fortifications: 4. On Roman ramparts 300-1300 Bernard S. Bachrach; 5. New weapons, new tactics 1300-1500 Christopher Allmand; 6. The gunpowder revolution 1300-1500 Geoffrey Parker; Part III. The Age of Guns and Sails: 7. Ships of the line 1500-1650 Geoffrey Parker; 8. Conquest of the Americas 1500-1650 Patricia Seed; 9. Dynastic war 1494-1660 Geoffrey Parker; 10. States in conflict 1661-1763 John A Lynn; 11. Nations in arms 1763-1815 John A. Lynn; Part IV. The Age of Mechanized Warfare: 12. The industrialization of war 1815-1871 Williamson A. Murray; 13. Towards world war 1871-1914 Williamson A. Murray; 14. The West at war 1914-18 Williamson A. Murray; 15. The world in conflict 1919-41 Williamson A. Murray; 16. The world at war 1941-45 Williamson A. Murray; 17. The post-war world Williamson A. Murray with Geoffrey Parker; Epilogue: the future of Western warfare Geoffrey Parker.

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Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare: The Triumph of the West 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall, this is a decent work of history. It places several key events in historical perspective and provides some insight into how and why military events transpired. However, it is a general overview with little depth on any single subject. It is required for US Army ILE, but I could only recommend it for a general starting point in any military history research.