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

Eddie Montero rated it it was amazing Oct 22, 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 utilisation of these through effective systems of recruitment, taxation and borrowing. As an example of the importance of civil warfare, in Latin America since there has been state to state conflict, most obviously the Falklands War, but that has been far less important for military tasking than counterinsurgency and operations.

A must for college libraries. Glen Eira Library and Information Service. The persistent rise of the West was no accident.

You will find yourself on an informative march through over years of conflict up to the war in Iraq.

The Cambridge History of Warfare

We use ddited to give you the best possible experience. We were assigned passages from the book rather than being required to read it cover to cover.


In addition, a reminder of the diversity of non-Western military circumstances helps underline the complexity of the vexed question of relative capability. Visualizza tutta la Descrizione prodotto. Shanyal Babar rated it liked it May 11, However, the notion of a linear continuum of ‘progress’ towards modern war in this period is dubious. The Cambridge History of Warfare, first published inprovides a detailed account of war in the West from antiquity to the present day, and is unique because of its controversial thesis that war in western societies parkwr followed a unique path leading to western dominance of the globe.

Includes bibliographical references pages and index. Lists with This Book.

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare: Two Slices of Bread Ingrid Coles. This highlights the problem of assessment.

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

I have never had my arm muscles ache as much as with this page book! The tide of battle can be turned by weather, by leadership or the lack thereof, by technology and other factors.

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We Dared to Win Hannes Wessels. For example, discussion of warfare in the period is dominated by the Crimean War, the American Civil War, and the ‘Wars of German unification’.

As one would expect, more recent wars are treated in more detail with excellent accounts of Geofrey and WW2. A highly readable book, and an interesting one, both for the expert and the amateur enthusiast.


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Cambridge University Press, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. For example, most military history focuses on state to state conflict and, when it considers civil warfare, it does so by looking at examples, most prominently the American and English Civil Wars, that closely approximate to state to state conflict.

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This volume, first published as The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare, includes maps and an updated bibliography. It explains what the Western way of war is, whence it came, and how it dominated the planet down to the present day.

It was less clear how best to employ these forces, and this helps to account for interest in military science and theory, as did the intellectualisation of subjects in an age of increasingly self-conscious specialisation and professionalisation. For example, the military history of other societies helps to explain what the West had to encounter when it expanded.

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