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The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare

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The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare

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

Condition: Very good both dust cover and pages

Pages: 408

Edition: 1995

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Author(s):
Geoffrey Parker
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1995
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
408
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare

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The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare

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

Condition: Very good both dust cover and pages

Pages: 408

Edition: 1995

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

For more great values go to: https://bit.ly/2tLQesd

Author(s):
Geoffrey Parker
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1995
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
408
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare

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