The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare
The Triumph of the WestBook - 1995
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; guerrilla 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?
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Branch Call Number: 355.09 CAMBRIDGE
Characteristics: vi, 408 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Alternative Title: Warfare