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The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare


Edited by Geoffrey Parker, Ohio State University


The new edition of The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare, written and updated by a team of nine 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…

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Key features

  • Readers are able to follow the development of warfare right up to the present day with a new chapter that covers war down to 2019
  • Students can engage with the cohesive argument of the book that military and naval superiority was crucial to the rise of the West
  • Students develop a broad understanding of warfare through history, as the book focuses on Western military progress but explores the military effectiveness of other regions
  • Readers will benefit from a wealth of illustrative materials, including nearly 100 that are new to this edition

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