The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare : The Triumph of the West Paperback
Edited by Geoffrey Parker
Part of the Cambridge Illustrated Histories series
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?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 432 pages, ill
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 29/09/2008
- Category: Military history
- ISBN: 9780521738064