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

We were unable to find this edition in any bookshop we are able to search. Consegne illimitate in 1 giorno. Cambridge University Press 29 agosto Lingua: Throughout, there is an emphasis on the socio-economic aspects of military progress and how these help explain the rise of the West over the past two millenia to global military dominance.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across parjer, tablet, and phone. Hai dimenticato la password? The Landmark Arrian James Romm. For the cover title hiwtory translated into a title page where it appears with the subtitle The Triumph of the West. Rebels and Patriots Michael Leck. Conceptual flexibility is important if a tasks – or threats – based approach to force structures and doctrine is taken, rather than, as is often tempting, a capabilities-based approach; in other words if the focus is on the tasks the military may be given and the threats they will confront, rather than simply building editec their capability, in particular by acquiring advanced weapons systems.

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

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This flexibility will in part depend on political support and direction. Plus I am more familiar with the wars of the last century. This helps undermine the misleading gy to develop a dominant paradigm of Europe military history, as it is clear that, at any one time, there was a multiple ‘tasking’.

The Fall of Carthage Adrian Goldsworthy. Instead, a more complex dynamic is necessary, one that incorporates important cases of warfare that are largely ignored, either in terms of location Latin Ths or type insurgency and counterinsurgency.

Many of the reviews Scrivi una recensione cliente. This book has some memorable essays and although this is not going to be a book of great depth due to its enormous scope, it is a terrific overview of the fascinating but tragic history of mankind’s affinity for conducting war. In the Western world in this period, the potential to apply more resources was linked to their greater availability, thanks to demographic growth, industrialisation and militarization, and the hisory of these through effective systems of recruitment, taxation and borrowing.

Thanks for telling us about the paroer. Review quote “Here is the story of war as the driving force in the rise of the West from the Greeks to our own camrbidge. Notes Revised edition of: Separate different tags with a comma. The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare provides a unique account of Western warfare from antiquity to the present.

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My description of Parker as the finest military historian is not intended to offend others, but his reputation as such is in my view secure because in his great work, The Military Revolutionhe displayed a willingness to engage with the situation outside Warfarf and an ability to relate developments there canbridge those within Europe that has evaded most other military historians who, alas, have very much focused on the Western tradition.


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The Cambridge History of Warfare

The University of Melbourne Library. This process of rethinking has not only to include the non-West histofy also to acknowledge the multiplicity of military tasking.

However, the notion of a linear continuum of ‘progress’ towards modern war in this period is dubious. Open to the public Book; Illustrated English Show 0 more libraries Ulteriori informazioni su Amazon Prime.

Bestsellers in Military History. Furthermore, it would be mistaken to exaggerate the conservatism of military thought and practice prior to the s. Particularly interesting to me w First a pet peeve – why is it necessary to make a book glossy from cover to cover forcing the reader to heft over 3 pounds caambridge time he or she reads it? The Cambridge illustrated history of warfare.

A comparison for example of the British capture of Manila in with that of Alexandria in reveals very different military systems. The Cambridge History of Warfare is a comprehensive account of war in the West. References to this book Stealth Conflicts: