Written in EnglishRead online
Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-196) and index.
|Series||History and warfare|
|LC Classifications||U29 .D38 1996|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||viii, 203 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||203|
|LC Control Number||96212616|
Download The origins of Western warfare
The Origins of Western Warfare begins with an overview of primitive warfare, showing how the main motivations of The origins of Western warfare book combat—revenge and honor—set the tone for Greek thinking about questions of war and morality.
These ideas, especially as later developed by the Romans, ensured the emergence of a distinctive Western tradition of /5(4). In “The Origins of Western Warfare: Militarism and Morality in the Ancient World,” historian Doyne Dawson argues that the answer lies in the ethics of warfare bequethed to us by ancient Greece and Rome.
There is much to commend and comment on in this book. I’ll focus on just two/5(3). I read this book a few years ago.
I was particularly impressed with the author's theory on the relationship between the mountainous geography and proximity factor of the Peloponnese and the gradual formulation of the Greek phalanx, with further attention given to how that type of hand-to-hand combat has morphed into the much less 'hands on' and missile western way of war (WWOW)/5.
eBook Download The Origins Of Western Warfare full book in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format, get it for read on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.
The Origins Of Western Warfare full free pdf books. Although this is a textbook, it was fairly decent. It gives a good overview of American military history and how it has evolved over the years with various wars such as the Civil War, World War II, American Revolution, etc.
If you are looking for a reference or overview of American military history, then this book is /5. He served as lieutenant in the Boer War, organized the first British tank corps in World War I, and developed the strategy and tactics of tank warfare which were later put to such effective use by the Nazis for their World War II blitzkriegs.
His many books include A Military History of the Western World (3 volumes), The Generalship of Ulysses /5(12). The answer, Doyne Dawson persuasively argues in this groundbreaking new book, is to be found in the very bedrock of Western civilization: ancient Greece and Origins of Western Warfare begins with an overview of primitive warfare, showing how the main motivations of prehistoric combat revenge and honor set the tone for Greek thinking.
A Comedically Short History Of Warfare In The Western World Fantasy authors often buck the idea that technology in their world should progress the same way real history did. Technological advances in warfare, however, are a lot like biological evolution: the result of trying and failing a whole lot of times before something actually works.
The Western Way of War precedent, and a conviction that past examples could and should influence present practice, but also a willingness to accept ideas from all quarters.
Religious The origins of Western warfare book ideological constraints have sel-dom interfered with either the discussion or the conduct of war in the West. On the one hand, the ‘laws of war’ have. As the New York Journal of Books states, the book "sets the standard for a single volume military history text on the American Revolution." The origins of Western warfare book the digital features only add to this exceptional standard.
Over six comprehensive chapters, the book outlines all aspects of the war, from the pre-war tensions and conflicts to the post-war survival of. 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.4/5(8).
A History of Warfare is a book by military historian John Keegan, which was artillery and guns kill a massive number of soldiers that are buried in muddy graveyards on the Western Front.
In World War II, A History of Warfare fails to live up to the title's promise or the author's reputation". Cohen described it as "a vendetta against a. Second Edition“/I>The Greeks of the classical age invented not only the central idea of Western politics--that the power of state should be guided by a majority of its citizens--but also the central act of Western warfare, the decisive infantry battle.
Instead of ambush, skirmish, maneuver, or combat between individual heroes, the Greeks of the fifth century b.c. devised a ferocious, brief 4/5(2). This book is a cultural history of warfare, and specifically combats the jingoistic approach to warfare espoused by V.D.
Hanson ("the western way of war"). In that alone, it The book does an excellent job of introducing many of the major concepts about warfare in the ancient world/5(30).
The book examines Byzantine attitudes to warfare, the effects of war on society and culture, and the relations between the soldiers, their leaders and society. The communications, logistics, resources and manpower capabilities of the Byzantine Empire are explored to set warfare in its geographical as well as historical context.
Victor Davis Hanson. Carnage and Culture: Landmark Battles in the Rise of Western Power. Doubleday. pages. $ I t is a question that goes to the buried strata of the human psyche: Whether war is a more natural condition than peace for the species in which we are card-carrying members — even defining peace so contingently as the absence of war.
Barbara Tuchman. The Guns of August () Barabara Tuchman's Pulitzer Prize winning book narrates and analyzes the immediate causes of the war. She discusses the strategies and policies of all those involved in the declaration of war.
The book is a work of diplomatic and political history and Tuchman outlines the series of errors that according to her led to the onset of war. In this history, as the book jacket's summary succinctly puts it he attempts to, "offer a sweeping view of the place of warfare in human culture and a brilliant exposition of the human impulse towards violence." He begins by presenting a broad view of warfare throughout history from the Bronze Age forward, its styles, changes, etc.4/5().
Edition Notes Includes bibliographical references and index. "American military history and the evolution of warfare in the western world was first published as part of a larger history, Warfare in the western world"--Preface. Best American Military History and the Evolution of Western Warfare book ☄ This highly readable and authoritative history of American military operations examines the campaigns and the changing practices that have helped to define Western warfare Beginning with Anglo American skirmishes in the early seventeenth century the narrative moves on thro.
The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the Late Spring and Autumn Period (roughly 5th century BC). The work, which is attributed to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu ("Master Sun", also spelled Sunzi), is composed of 13 chapters.
Each one is devoted to an aspect of warfare and how it applies to military strategy and tactics. Now available in a revised and updated version, 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 defense; discipline and intelligence; mercenaries and standing armies; 5/5(1).
In this companion volume to Western Warfare, , Jeremy Black takes his analysis of modern warfare into the 20th century. A distinctive feature of the author's approach is the coverage of both land and naval warfare as well as conflict within the West and between Western and Price: $ Military Thought of Asia: From the Bronze Age to the Information Age 1st Edition.
By Kaushik Roy Novem Military Thought of Asia challenges the assertion that the generation of rational secular ideas about the conduct of warfare is the preserve of the West, by analysing the history of ideas of warfare in Asia from the ancient period to the present.
About The Western Way of War. The Greeks of the classical age invented not only the central idea of Western politics–that the power of state should be guided by a majority of its citizens–but also the central act of Western warfare, the decisive infantry battle.
The Greeks of the classical age invented not only the central idea of Western politics--that the power of state should be guided by a majority of its citizens--but also the central act of Western warfare, the decisive infantry battle. Instead of ambush, skirmish, or combat between individual heroes, the Greeks of the fifth century B.C.
devised a ferocious, brief, and destructive head-on clash. This is a concise history of the phenomenon of warfare and the development of militaries within cultures across the globe. What I find tremendously helpful about this book is the attention paid to non-western cultures, the detail of weaponry and technology, and the bibliographical suggestions at /5(8).
Victor Davis Hanson (born September 5, ) is an American conservative pundit, classicist, military historian, columnist, and has been a commentator on modern and ancient warfare and contemporary politics for National Review, The Washington Times and other media outlets.
He is a professor emeritus of Classics at California State University, Fresno, the Martin and Illie Anderson. Western is a genre of fiction set primarily in the latter half of the 19th and early 20th century in the Western United States, which is styled the "Old West".Its stories commonly center on the life of a nomadic cowboy or gunfighter armed with a revolver and a rifle who rides a horse.
Cowboys and gunslingers typically wear Stetson hats, neckerchief bandannas, vests, spurs, cowboy boots, and. A series of 40 illustrated books that describe the campaigns in which U.S. Army troops participated during World War II. Each book describes the strategic setting, traces the operations of the major American units involved, and analyzes the impact of.
In this magisterial work he spans military history from the Greeks to the end of World War II, describing tactics, battle lines, the day-to-day struggles while always relating affairs on the field to the larger questions of social, political, and economic change in Western civilization.A masterpiece of scholarship and biting prose, this third.
The History of World War I series recounts the battles and campaigns that took place during the 'Great War'. From the Falkland Islands to the lakes of Africa, across the Eastern and Western Fronts, to the former German colonies in the Pacific, the World War I series provides a six-volume history of the battles and campaigns that raged on land, at sea and in the air.
One of the most famous figures to emerge from the colorful 19th-century history of the American West, Wyatt Earp () was known first and foremost for.
Discover your new favorite history book at Barnes & Noble. Shop American History, Ancient History, European History, World History, and more. War in the Western Pacific, by Ian W. Toll. Add to Wishlist. QUICK ADD. Reaganland: America's Right Turn by.
Western civilization traces its roots back to Europe and the is linked to ancient Greece, the Roman Empire and with Medieval Western Christendom which emerged from the Middle Ages to experience such transformative episodes as the Renaissance, the Reformation, the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution, scientific revolution, and the development of liberal democracy.
Wayne E. Lee is a professor of history at the University of North Carolina and chair of the Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense. He has written or contributed to five books on human conflict. Originally published in the January issue of Military History Quarterly. To subscribe, click here.
Western intelligence agencies long suspected that the military facilities in the Soviet city of Sverdlovsk, now Ekaterinburg, Russia was a biological warfare research facility.
In April 2,an outbreak of a disease that affected 94 people and killed at least 64 occurred in the city of Sverdlovsk located nearly miles east of Moscow. The Greeks of the classical age invented not only the central idea of Western politics—that the power of state should be guided by a majority of its citizens—but also the central act of Western warfare, the decisive infantry battle.
Instead of ambush, skirmish, or combat between individual heroes, the Greeks of the fifth century B.C. devised a ferocious, brief, and destructive head-on 4/5(2).
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.
Top Ten World War I Books. All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque Remarque served in the German army during the war and was wounded five times. Some regard this as the greatest. Influence of the Western War on Current US Action Words | 5 Pages.
How "western war" influence current US action Afghanistan Iraq Introduction 'Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare: The Triumph of the West' published inedited by Geoffrey Parker has explained a number of factors that have played a part in the dominance of the western way of war.A MILITARY HISTORY OF THE WESTERN WORLD Vol Three by J.F.C.
FULLER and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Serious reviewers normally shun an illustrated history of anything, but this book deserves close attention from the student of military affairs.
Geoffrey Parker, successor to Michael Howard in the Lovett Chair of military and naval history at Yale, has written perhaps a quarter of the book and selected only a handful of colleagues to join him in the enterprise.