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The Cambridge History of Warfare


Edited by Geoffrey Parker, Ohio State University
Published 2020


The new edition of The Cambridge History of Warfare, written and updated by a team of eight distinguished military historians, examines how war was waged by Western powers across a sweeping timeframe beginning with classical Greece and Rome, moving through the Middle Ages and the early modern period, down to the wars of the twenty-first century in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. The book stresses five essential aspects of the Western way of war: a combination of technology, discipline, and an…

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Key features

  • Offers a fully updated account of war in the West, with a new chapter on modern warfare
  • Continues to demonstrate that military and naval superiority was crucial to the rise of the West
  • Focuses on Western military progress but explores the military effectiveness of other regions

About the book

  • DOI
  • Subjects Global History,History,Military History
  • Format: Hardback
    • Publication date: 16 July 2020
    • ISBN: 9781107181595
    • Dimensions (mm): 216 x 138 mm
    • Weight: 0.85kg
    • Contains: 20 maps
    • Page extent: 608 pages
    • Availability: Available
  • Format: Paperback
    • Publication date: 16 July 2020
    • ISBN: 9781316632765
    • Dimensions (mm): 216 x 138 mm
    • Weight: 0.76kg
    • Contains: 20 maps
    • Page extent: 608 pages
    • Availability: In stock
  • Format: Digital
    • Publication date: 31 October 2020
    • ISBN: 9781316855089

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