The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare: The Triumph of the West Geoffrey Parker

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare: The Triumph of the West

Author: Geoffrey Parker
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Book Title
The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare: The Triumph of the West
Author
Geoffrey Parker
ISBN
9780521738064
Now available in a revised and updated version, The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare provides a unique account of Western warfare from antiquity to the present day. The book treats the history of all aspects of the subject: the development of warfare on land, sea and air; weapons and technology; strategy and defense; discipline and intelligence; mercenaries and standing armies; cavalry and infantry; chivalry and Blitzkrieg; guerilla assault and nuclear arsenals. It places in context particular key events in the history of armed engagement, from the Greek victory at Marathon, through the introduction of gunpowder in medieval England and France, to the jungle warfare of Vietnam and the strategic air attacks of the Gulf War. Throughout, there is an emphasis on the socio-economic aspects of military progress: who pays for it, how can its returns be measured, and to what extent does it explain the rise of the West to global dominance over two millennia?Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Geoffrey ParkerPublisher: Cambridge University PressPublished: 09/01/2008ISBN: 9780521738064Pages: 440Weight: 3.30lbsSize: 9.90h x 8.00w x 1.20d
Now available in a revised and updated version, The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare provides a unique account of Western warfare from antiquity to the present day. The book treats the history of all aspects of the subject: the development of warfare on land, sea and air; weapons and technology; strategy and defense; discipline and intelligence; mercenaries and standing armies; cavalry and infantry; chivalry and Blitzkrieg; guerilla assault and nuclear arsenals. It places in context particular key events in the history of armed engagement, from the Greek victory at Marathon, through the introduction of gunpowder in medieval England and France, to the jungle warfare of Vietnam and the strategic air attacks of the Gulf War. Throughout, there is an emphasis on the socio-economic aspects of military progress: who pays for it, how can its returns be measured, and to what extent does it explain the rise of the West to global dominance over two millennia?

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Geoffrey Parker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 09/01/2008
ISBN: 9780521738064
Pages: 440
Weight: 3.30lbs
Size: 9.90h x 8.00w x 1.20d
Now available in a revised and updated version, The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare provides a unique account of Western warfare from antiquity to the present day. The book treats the history of all aspects of the subject: the development of warfare on land, sea and air; weapons and technology; strategy and defense; discipline and intelligence; mercenaries and standing armies; cavalry and infantry; chivalry and Blitzkrieg; guerilla assault and nuclear arsenals. It places in context particular key events in the history of armed engagement, from the Greek victory at Marathon, through the introduction of gunpowder in medieval England and France, to the jungle warfare of Vietnam and the strategic air attacks of the Gulf War. Throughout, there is an emphasis on the socio-economic aspects of military progress: who pays for it, how can its returns be measured, and to what extent does it explain the rise of the West to global dominance over two millennia?

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Geoffrey Parker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 09/01/2008
ISBN: 9780521738064
Pages: 440
Weight: 3.30lbs
Size: 9.90h x 8.00w x 1.20d