The Military Revolution

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April 1996



This is a new edition of Geoffrey Parker's much-admired illustrated account of how the West, so small and so deficient in natural resources in 1500, had by 1800 come to control over one-third of the world. Parker argues that the rapid development of military practice in the West constituted a 'military revolution' which gave Westerners an insurmountable advantage over the peoples of other continents. This edition incorporates new material, including a substantial 'Afterword' which summarises the debate which developed after the book's first publication.


List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The military revolution revisited; 2. Supplying war; 3. Victory at sea; 4. The 'military revolution' abroad; 5. Beyond the revolution; Afterword; Notes; Bibliographical guide; Index.


'Parker's Military Revolution has produced the most sophisticated debate in the entire field of military history.' John Lynn
EAN: 9780521479585
ISBN: 0521479584
Untertitel: Military Innovation and the Rise of the West, 1500-1800. 2 Rev ed. 39 b/w illus. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Cambridge University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: April 1996
Seitenanzahl: 288 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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