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The Cambridge Illustrated History Of Warfare

Author : Geoffrey Parker
ISBN : 0521738067
Genre : History
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Now available in a revised and updated version, this book examines Western warfare from antiquity to the present day.

The Cambridge Illustrated History Of Warfare

Author : Geoffrey Parker
ISBN : 9781107181564
Genre : History
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The new edition of The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare offers an updated comprehensive account of Western warfare, from its origins in Classical Greece and Rome, through the Middle Ages and the early modern period, down to the wars of the twenty-first century in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria.

The Cambridge History Of Warfare

Author : Geoffrey Parker
ISBN : 0521853591
Genre : History
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A detailed account of war in the West from antiquity to the present, first published in 2005.

The Cambridge Illustrated Atlas Of Warfare

Author : Nicholas Hooper
ISBN : 0521440491
Genre : History
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An authoritative, illustrated history of medieval warfare combines maps, battle plans, and pictorial essays to explore such topics as fortifications, weaponry, the use of cavalry, siege warfare, strategy and theory, and individual battles and campaigns. UP.

War Culture And Society In Early Modern South Asia 1740 1849

Author : Kaushik Roy
ISBN : 9781136790874
Genre : History
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This book examines military success of the British in South Asia during the eighteenth and first half of the nineteenth centuries. Placing South Asian military history in global, comparative context, it examines military innovations; armies and how they conducted themselves; navies and naval warfare; major Indian military powers, and the British, explaining why they succeeded.

The Cambridge Illustrated History Of The Roman World

Author : Greg Woolf
ISBN : 0521827752
Genre : History
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An illustrated history of the city of Rome and its impact on the world examines a broad range of topics including science and culture, Rome's relationship with Greece, warfare, and religion.

Gunpowder

Author : Richard Worth
ISBN : 9780791074480
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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With the invention of gunpowder, wars that had previously been fought with swords or arrows were waged instead with guns—dramatically changing not only the manner of fighting, but the number of casualties as well.

Ch?teau Gaillard

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ISBN : 2902685092
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D. KRAEMER; Avant propos P. SCHMIDT-THOME; Necrologie de Dietrich Lutz J. HERTZ; Necrologie de Hans Stiesdal L. BEUCHET; Etude archeologique du chateau du Guido (Cotes-d'Armor). Premiers resultats K. BOOTH et PaulROBERT ; Recording the keep, Dover Castle L. BUTLER; The siege of Dolforwyn Castlein 1277 M. COLARDELLE; Moyne Jean-Pierre, Verdel Eric, La prise du chateau de La Perriere, episode de la guerre delphino-savoyarde (1333) J. DE MEULEMEESTER et A. MATTHYS; Chateaux et guerres : quelques exemples issus des fouilles de chateaux a motte dans l'espace Belge T. DURDIK; Die vorgeschobenen Basteien der bohmischen Burgen des spaten Mittelarlters T. ERIKSSON; Swedish castles in warfare. Descriptions by an archbishop in exile P. ETTEL; Die Eroberung der Schweinfurter Burgen in der historischen und archaologischen Uberlieferung P. ETTEL; Die slawische Furstenburg von Dobin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in den Feldzugen des 12. Jahrhunderts A.-M. FLAMBARD HERICHER, J. DECAENS , P. BERNOUIS; La butte du chateau a Bretoncelles, un exemple de la conquete territoriale des Rotrou R. FRIEDRICH; Die Zerstorung der Burg Bommersheim durch den Rheinischen Stadtebund im Jahre 1382 J. GOODALL; Dover Castle and the great siege of 1216 G. U. GROSMANN; Die Kaiserpfalz (Kaiserburg) zu Nurnberg Literaturbericht und Forschungsstand L. HEYER-BOSCARDIN; Bayt al' Ambasah : Ein mittelalterliches Turmhaus in Sana'a / Yemen. Archaologie und Baugeschichte T. HOEKSTRA , H. L. JANSSEN , B. Olde Meijerink; Fortification of castles in the Northern Netherlands during the Gelre-Habsburg conflict (1492-1543) E. JACQUIER; Les chateaux bourguignons pendant la guerre de Cent Ans. Leur mise en defense : artillerie, garnisons, campagnes de fortification P. KRENN; Die steirische Wehrgeschichte und das Landeszeughaus.

The Eurasian Way Of War

Author : David A. Graff
ISBN : 9781317237099
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This book is a comparative study of military practice in Sui-Tang China and the Byzantine Empire between approximately 600 and 700 CE. It covers all aspects of the military art from weapons and battlefield tactics to logistics, campaign organization, military institutions, and the grand strategy of empire. Whilst not neglecting the many differences between the Chinese and Byzantines, this book highlights the striking similarities in their organizational structures, tactical deployments and above all their extremely cautious approach to warfare. It shows that, contrary to the conventional wisdom positing a straightforward Western way of war and an "Oriental" approach characterized by evasion and trickery, the specifics of Byzantine military practice in the seventh century differed very little from what was known in Tang China. It argues that these similarities cannot be explained by diffusion or shared cultural influences, which were limited, but instead by the need to deal with common problems and confront common enemies, in particular the nomadic peoples of the Eurasian steppes. Overall, this book provides compelling evidence that pragmatic needs may have more influence than deep cultural imperatives in determining a society’s "way of war."

The Cambridge Illustrated Atlas Of Warfare

Author : Jeremy Black
ISBN : 0521470331
Genre : History
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Provides an introduction to the military and naval history of the years 1492 to 1792

International Relations Perspectives Controversies And Readings

Author : Keith L. Shimko
ISBN : 9781133711568
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INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: PERSPECTIVES, CONTROVERSIES, AND READINGS, 4th Edition teaches readers to think critically about international politics. Taking an innovative approach, the text delivers brief, topical coverage with a debate (point of view) framework; each topic has primary source readings. Increasingly relevant in our global community, and completely up to date, each chapter covers an important debate in the field. By looking at differing perspectives, the book encourages students to be able to use their conceptual and analytical tools to understand today's global issues, as well as be prepared to understand tomorrow's. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Seven Myths Of Military History

Author : John D. Hosler
ISBN : 9781647920456
Genre : History
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“This brief, provocative, and accessible book offers snapshots of seven pernicious myths in military history that have been perpetrated on unsuspecting students, readers, moviegoers, game players, and politicians. It promotes awareness of how myths are created by 'the spurious misuse and ignorance of history' and how misleading ideas about a military problem, as in asymmetric warfare, can lead to misguided solutions. “Both scholarly and engaging, this book is an ideal addition to military history and historical methodology courses. In fact, it could be fruitfully used in any course that teaches critical thinking skills, including courses outside the discipline of history. Military history has a broad appeal to students, and there’s something here for everyone. From the so-called 'Western Way of War' to its sister-myth, technological determinism, to the ‘academic party game’ of once-faddish ‘Military Revolutions,’ the book shows that while myths about history may be fun, myth busting is the most fun of all.” —Reina Pennington, Norwich University

A World History Of War Crimes

Author : Michael Bryant
ISBN : 9781472505026
Genre : History
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A World History of War Crimes provides a truly global history of war crimes and the involvement of the legal systems faced with these acts. Documenting the long historical arc traced by human efforts to limit warfare, from codes of war in antiquity designed to maintain a religiously conceived cosmic order to the gradual use in the modern age of the criminal trial as a means of enforcing universal norms, this book provides a comprehensive one-volume account of war and the laws that have governed conflict since the dawn of world civilizations. Throughout his narrative, Michael Bryant locates the origin and evolution of the law of war in the interplay between different cultures. While showing that no single philosophical idea underlay the law of war in world history, this volume also proves that war in global civilization has rarely been an anarchic free-for-all. Rather, from its beginnings warfare has been subject to certain constraints defined by the unique needs and cosmological understandings of the cultures that produce them. Only in late modernity has law assumed its current international humanitarian form. The criminalization of war crimes in international courts today is only the most recent development of the ancient theme of constraining when and how war may be fought.

War

Author : Ian Black
ISBN : 9780752494777
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The driving force of this world history of war is the linkage between technology, politics and expansion. Jeremy Black takes the reader through history, highlighting the major developments in warfare, tactics, armour and diplomacy which have influenced the way in which wars are fought.

Invisible Armies An Epic History Of Guerrilla Warfare From Ancient Times To The Present

Author : Max Boot
ISBN : 9780871403506
Genre : History
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“Destined to be the classic account of what may be the oldest . . . hardest form of war.”—John Nagl, Wall Street Journal Invisible Armies presents an entirely original narrative of warfare, which demonstrates that, far from the exception, loosely organized partisan or guerrilla warfare has been the dominant form of military conflict throughout history. New York Times best-selling author and military historian Max Boot traces guerrilla warfare and terrorism from antiquity to the present, narrating nearly thirty centuries of unconventional military conflicts. Filled with dramatic analysis of strategy and tactics, as well as many memorable characters—from Italian nationalist Guiseppe Garibaldi to the “Quiet American,” Edward Lansdale—Invisible Armies is “as readable as a novel” (Michael Korda, Daily Beast) and “a timely reminder to politicians and generals of the hard-earned lessons of history” (Economist).

The Cambridge Illustrated History Of The Middle Ages

Author : Robert Fossier
ISBN : 0521266440
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Spans the beginning of the Middle Ages: the rise of the Church, Byzantium and the Carolingian Empire.

The Uniqueness Of Western Civilization

Author : Ricardo Duchesne
ISBN : 9789004192485
Genre : History
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After challenging the multicultural effort to “provincialize” the history of Western civilization, this book argues that the roots of the West’s exceptional creativity should be traced back to the uniquely aristocratic warlike culture of Indo-European speakers.

Cannae

Author : Gregory Daly
ISBN : 9781134507122
Genre : History
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On a hot and dusty summer's day in 216 BC, the forces of the Carthaginian general Hannibal faced the Roman army in a dramatic encounter at Cannae. Massively outnumbered, the Carthaginians nevertheless won an astonishing victory - one that left more than 50,000 men dead. Gregory Daly's enthralling study considers the reasons that led the two armies to the field of battle, and why each followed the course that they did when they got there. It explores in detail the composition of the armies, and the tactics and leadership methods of the opposing generals. Finally, by focusing on the experiences of those who fought, Daly gives an unparalleled portrait of the true horror and chaos of ancient warfare. This striking and vivid account is the fullest yet of the bloodiest battle in ancient history.

The Afghan Way Of War

Author : Robert Johnson
ISBN : 9780199912568
Genre : History
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Focusing on key episodes in Afghanistan's long history of conflict with foreign forces from the early nineteenth century to the present, this book sheds new light on the Afghan "Way of War." Robert Johnson shows that, contrary to the stereotypes of primitive warriors enflamed with religious fanaticism, Afghan warfare has been marked by constant change as Afghani methods evolved to face new threats. From the dynastic struggles and popular resistance movements of the nineteenth century to the ideological confrontations of recent decades, Afghans have long resisted political coercion, military intervention, and foreign influence. To do so, they have developed sophisticated strategic approaches to deal with both internal unrest and foreign intrusion, while at the tactical level outthinking and outfighting their opponents at every step. The final part of the book, which deals with how the Taliban has contested Western intervention by borrowing from traditions in Afghan history and culture, will be of considerable topical interest in light of the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan.

Colonial Violence

Author : Dierk Walter
ISBN : 9780190911522
Genre : History
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Western interventions today have much in common with the countless violent conflicts that have occurred on Europe's periphery since the conquest of the Americas in the sixteenth century. Like their predecessors, modern imperial wars are shaped especially by spatial features and by pronounced asymmetries of military organisation, resources, modes of warfare and cultures of violence between the respective parties. Today's imperial wars are essentially civil wars, in which Western powers are only one player among many. As ever, the Western military machine is proving incapable of resolving political strife through force, or of engaging opponents with no reason to offer conventional combat, who instead rely on guerrilla warfare and terrorism. And, as they always have, local populations pay the price for these shortcomings. Colonial Violence aims to offer, for the first time, a coherent explanation of the logic of violent hostilities within the context of European expansion. Walter's analysis reveals parallels between different empires and continuities spanning historical epochs. He concludes that recent Western military interventions, from Afghanistan to Mali, are not new wars, but stand in the 500-year-old tradition of transcultural violent conflict, under the specific conditions of colonialism.

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