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The Art of War in the Western World

The Art of War in the Western World

  • Author: Archer Jones
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 9780252069666
  • Category: History
  • Page: 740
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"The magnum opus of one of America's most respected military historians, "The Art of War in the Western World" has earned its place as the standard work on how the three major operational components of war - tactics, logistics, and strategy - have evolved and changed over time. This monumental work encompasses 2,500 years of military history, from infantry combat in ancient Greece through the dissolution of the Roman Empire to the Thirty Years' War and from the Napoleonic campaigns through World War II, which Jones sees as the culmination of modern warfare, to the Israeli-Egyptian War of 1973".

The Art of Warfare in Western Europe During the Middle Ages

The Art of Warfare in Western Europe During the Middle Ages

From the Eighth Century to 1340

  • Author: J. F. Verbruggen
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
  • ISBN: 9780851155708
  • Category: History
  • Page: 388
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First full English edition of classic work on medieval warfare, updated to take recent scholarship into account.

Restaging War in the Western World

Restaging War in the Western World

Noncombatant Experiences, 1890-Today

  • Author: Maartje Abbenhuis-ash,Sara Buttsworth
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780230612662
  • Category: History
  • Page: 231
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This collection seeks to move noncombatant perspectives to center stage, acknowledging their importance, destabilizing the primacy of the combatant, and explaining or undermining the staging of warfare as a singular and acontextual production.

The Art of War

The Art of War

  • Author: Sun-tzu,Shang Yang
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
  • ISBN: 9781853267796
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 243
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The Art of War is almost certainly the most famous study of strategy ever written and has had an extraordinary influence on the history of warfare. The principles Sun-tzu expounded were utilized brilliantly by such great Asian war leaders as Mao Tse-tung.

World History of Warfare

World History of Warfare

  • Author: Christon I. Archer
  • Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
  • ISBN: 9780803244238
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 626
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This book provides a wide-ranging and comprehensive coverage of warfare across times and cultures. Its main strengths are its ability to provide context for each period discussed, comparison between developments in Europe, Asia, and the colonized world, and critical and up-to-date bibliographies that allow the reader to pursue subjects in greater depth. - Jacket flap.

The Waning of Major War

The Waning of Major War

Theories and Debates

  • Author: Raimo Vayrynen
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135320187
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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This book is a systematic effort by leading international scholars to map the trends in major-power warfare and explore whether it is waxing or waning. The main point of departure is that major-power war as a historical institution is in decline. This does not mean, though, that wars between states are in general disappearing. While there is some convergence in the conclusions by individual authors, they are by no means unanimous about the trend. The articles explore different causes and correlates of the declining trend in major-power warfare, including the impact of the international structure, nuclear weapons, international law, multilateral institutions, sovereignty and value changes.

War in European History

War in European History

  • Author: Michael Howard
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191570850
  • Category: History
  • Page: 176
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First published over thirty years ago, War in European History is a brilliantly written survey of the changing ways that war has been waged in Europe, from the Norse invasions to the present day. Far more than a simple military history, the book serves as a succinct and enlightening overview of the development of European society as a whole over the last millennium. From the Norsemen and the world of the medieval knights, through to the industrialized mass warfare of the twentieth century, Michael Howard illuminates the way in which warfare has shaped the history of the Continent, its effect on social and political institutions, and the ways in which technological and social change have in turn shaped the way in which wars are fought. This new edition includes a fully updated further reading and a new final chapter bringing the story into the twenty-first century, including the invasion of Iraq and the so-called 'War against Terror'.

Deciphering Sun Tzu

Deciphering Sun Tzu

How to Read 'The Art of War'

  • Author: Derek M. C. Yuen
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0199373515
  • Category: History
  • Page: 214
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Published in the United Kingdom in 2014 by C. Hurst & Co.

Calvin's Doctrine of the State

Calvin's Doctrine of the State

A Reformed Doctrine and Its American Trajectory, The Revolutionary War, and the Founding of the Republic

  • Author: Mark J. Larson
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1606080733
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 148
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Contemporary treatments of Calvin's political views often imply that he embraced a theocratic civil polity and that he was committed to holy war doctrine. On the basis of the primary sources, the first half of this volume argues that neither position is correct. Calvin, in his political thought, maintained the superiority of a republic as a civil polity. In addition, he placed himself firmly within the medieval just war tradition that was established by Augustine of Hippo and later reaffirmed by Thomas Aquinas. In terms of his commitment to classical just war teaching, Calvin stood in continuity with Martin Luther, even while he distanced himself from the holy war perspective of the Zurich Reformers Henry Bullinger and Peter Martyr Vermigli. In the thinking of Calvin, a war could only be authorized by the state, not the church. War had to be prosecuted with humanity and restraint, and not in the tradition of the medieval crusade. The second half of the book sets forth what Calvin actually believed on the matter of government and war. Here we examine his teaching on parliamentary resistance to monarchical tyranny and the full dimensions of his commitment to justice of war categories. Unlike Luther and Bullinger, Calvin provided a parliamentary remedy for the perennial evil of tyranny. With Vermigli and Theodore Beza siding with Calvin on this right, a body of Reformed doctrine was established to which succeeding generations could appeal for teaching, direction, and justification for taking up arms. It is clear that Calvin's political legacy is profoundly evident in the American Revolutionary War and in the constitutional determination for a republic in the United States of America. Calvin's ecclesiastical republicanism, as it came to fruition in Presbyterian church government, was a powerful impetus toward the creation of republican institutions in civil government.

The Routledge Handbook of American Military and Diplomatic History

The Routledge Handbook of American Military and Diplomatic History

The Colonial Period to 1877

  • Author: Christos G. Frentzos,Antonio S. Thompson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317813340
  • Category: History
  • Page: 410
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The Routledge Handbook of American Military and Diplomatic History provides a comprehensive analysis of the major events, conflicts, and personalities that have defined and shaped the military history of the United States. This volume, The Colonial Period to 1877, illuminates the early period of American history, from the colonial warfare of the 17th century through the tribulations of Reconstruction. The chronologically organized sections each begin with an introductory chapter that provides a concise narrative of the period and highlights the scholarly debates and interpretive schools of thought in the historiography, followed by topical chapters on issues in the period. Topics covered include colonial encounters and warfare, the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, diplomacy in the early American republic, the War of 1812, westward expansion and conquest, the Mexican-American War, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. With authoritative and vividly written chapters by both leading scholars and new talent, this state-of-the-field handbook will be a go-to reference for every American history scholar's bookshelf.