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Description - The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare by Geoffrey Parker

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 defence; 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?

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521738064
ISBN-10: 0521738067
Format: Paperback
(253mm x 203mm x 28mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Geoffrey Parker

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, 1567-1659 (second edition, Cambridge, 2004) and The Military Revolution: Military Innovation and the Rise of the West, 1500-1800 (second edition, Cambridge, 2001).

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