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Parker, Geoffrey 1943-

Works: 163 works in 1,207 publications in 8 languages and 29,876 library holdings
Genres: History  Maps  Atlases  Biography  Naval history  Sources  Military history  Study guides  World atlases  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Consultant, Other, Honoree, Translator, 605, Composer, Compiler, Thesis advisor, Adapter
Classifications: G1030, 911
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Most widely held works about Geoffrey Parker
Most widely held works by Geoffrey Parker
The Cambridge illustrated history of warfare : the triumph of the West by Geoffrey Parker( Book )

49 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 2,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare provides a unique account of Western warfare from antiquity to the present, The book treats all aspects of the subject from the Greeks to the nuclear age: the development of warfare on land, sea and air; weapons and technology; strategy and defense; discipline and intelligence. Throughout, there is an emphasis on the socio-economic aspects of war: who pays for it, how can its returns be measured, and to what extent does it explain the rise of the West to global dominance over tow millennia? ON THE US ARMY CHIEF OF STAFF'S PROFESSIONAL READING LIST
The Thirty Years' War by Stephen J Lee( Book )

48 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leading scholars bring the 30 Years' War to life. They cover the horrors of war (graphically depicted in engravings by Callot and others), the contorted politics of the continent from 1618-1648, & all major figures, from Richelieu to the Habsburg Emperors
The Spanish Armada by Colin Martin( Book )

48 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the end of July 1588, Philip II's Armada of 130 ships set sail against England. Within a month they were condemned to defeat. The authors spent 13 years reassessing the profusion of untapped documents, diaries and private papers lying forgotten in Spanish and Dutch archives. This material has been augmented by underwater discoveries from the Armada wrecks. --from publisher description
The military revolution : military innovation and the rise of the west, 1500-1800 by Geoffrey Parker( Book )

69 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. This edition incorporates new material, including a substantial 'Afterword' which summarizes the debate which developed after the book's first publication. Geoffrey Parker's argument is in two parts. First the military practice of the West 'at home' in Europe is analysed, with special reference to the role of firearms in the transformation of both offensive and defensive warfare; to the rapid growth in army size; and to the creation of ocean-going warships which fought with long-range guns instead of ramming and boarding. He then argues that these major changes amounted to a 'military revolution' which gave Westerners a decided advantage over the people of other continents: over the Amerindians in the sixteenth century, over most Indonesians in the seventeenth, and over many Indians and Africans in the eighteenth. The book concludes with a brief survey of how the industrial revolution caused a second series of military changes which allowed the West to dominate almost the entire world by 1914
Philip II by Geoffrey Parker( Book )

115 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Spaanse koning (1527-1598), heerser over een wereldrijk waar de zon nooit onderging
The Times atlas of world history by Geoffrey Barraclough( )

46 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and German and held by 1,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical atlas with maps from human origins to the present day with time line and sections on religion and economic growth
The Army of Flanders and the Spanish road, 1567-1659; the logistics of Spanish victory and defeat in the Low Countries' Wars by Geoffrey Parker( Book )

77 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book marks the birth of the "new military history", which emphasized military organization-- mobilization, pay, supply, morale and, above all, logistics-- rather than military "events" such as sieges and battles. The author has been able to show how Europe's largest army was assembled and commanded, as well as how it behaved in action and under stress. It demonstrates how easily a great power can become involved in a ruinous war which it cannot manage to win but cannot bear to abandon. It shows a picture of war and military life in the 16th and 17th centuries
The Dutch revolt by Geoffrey Parker( Book )

62 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global crisis : war, climate change and catastrophe in the seventeenth century by Geoffrey Parker( Book )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Revolutions, droughts, famines, invasions, wars, regicides - the calamities of the mid-seventeenth century were not only unprecedented, they were agonizingly widespread. A global crisis extended from England to Japan, and from the Russian Empire to sub-Saharan Africa. North and South America, too, suffered turbulence. The distinguished historian Geoffrey Parker examines first-hand accounts of men and women throughout the world describing what they saw and suffered during a sequence of political, economic and social crises that stretched from 1618 to the 1680s. Parker also deploys scientific evidence concerning climate conditions of the period, and his use of 'natural' as well as 'human' archives transforms our understanding of the World Crisis. Changes in the prevailing weather patterns during the 1640s and 1650s - longer and harsher winters, and cooler and wetter summers - disrupted growing seasons, causing dearth, malnutrition, and disease, along with more deaths and fewer births. Some contemporaries estimated that one-third of the global population died, and much of the surviving historical evidence supports their pessimism. Parker's demonstration of the link between climate change and worldwide catastrophe 350 years ago stands as an extraordinary important historical achievement. The implications of his study for the present day are equally important: are we at all prepared today for the catastrophes that climate change could bring tomorrow?"--Jacket
The grand strategy of Philip II by Geoffrey Parker( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de regeerperiode (1556-1598) van de Spaanse koning (1527-1598)
Europe in crisis, 1598-1648 by Geoffrey Parker( Book )

66 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Reader's companion to military history by Society for Military History (U.S.)( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than one hundred fifty distinguished military historians, biographers, and journalists contributed nearly six hundred articles to The Reader's Companion to Military History. The result is an extraordinary chronicle of warfare that combines compelling historical narrative with the best of contemporary scholarship. Filled with surprising anecdotes, little-known facts, and rare illustrations, the volume provides essential information on major events and battles
The general crisis of the seventeenth century by Geoffrey Parker( Book )

7 editions published between 1978 and 1997 in English and Italian and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Containing fresh research and new perspectives, this volume of important essays brings up to date the debate about the theory of a 'General Crisis' in the seventeenth century, and proves essential reading for a clear understanding of the period
The Great War and the shaping of the 20th century by J. M Winter( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and German and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The World War of 1914-1918, the Great War, was the first of the man-made disasters of the twentieth century. In many ways it was without precedent. Never had the battlefield been so vast, whether in the trenches, in the sky, or on and in the seas. Never had a war reached so deeply into the lives of people so far away from the battlefield. The shock waves generated by this cataclysmic event are felt to this day, as this dramatic narrative makes vividly clear. Here is presented a history of world war in a new way. The military flow of the conflict - from the invasion of Belgium in the summer of 1914 to the collapse of Germany in the autumn of 1918 - is followed throughout. But these epic events are rendered with fresh insights by the interweaving of the cultural history of the time - the hopes and dreams, the ideas and aspirations, the exhilaration and despair, both of those remote from power and of those who led them. This is a journey into the intense personal experiences of people trying to make sense of war on a scale the world had never seen. Like the acclaimed television series that it accompanies, The Great War pays special attention to the troubling aftermath of the war: the emergence of new nations amid old and festering problems; how the victims and survivors dealt with loss and disfigurement, guilt and hatred; and the terrible legacy of brutality that has marked so much of the twentieth century.--Book jacket
An Introduction to the sources of European economic history, 1500-1800 by C Wilson( Book )

48 editions published between 1977 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The World : an illustrated history by Geofrey PARKER( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and Polish and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion volume to the South Carolina Educational Television Series "The world: a television history." Twenty-six chapters cover the world from the stone age to the modern age
Spain and the Netherlands, 1559-1659 : ten studies by Geoffrey Parker( Book )

23 editions published between 1979 and 1990 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spain, Europe, and the Atlantic world : essays in honour of John H. Elliott( Book )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imprudent king : a new life of Philip II by Geoffrey Parker( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip II is not only the most famous king in Spanish history, but one of the most famous monarchs in English history: the man who married Mary Tudor and later launched the Spanish Armada against her sister Elizabeth I. This compelling biography of the most powerful European monarch of his day begins with his conception (1526) and ends with his ascent to Paradise (1603), two occurrences surprisingly well documented by contemporaries. Eminent historian Geoffrey Parker draws on four decades of research on Philip as well as a recent, extraordinary archival discovery -- a trove of 3,000 documents in the vaults of the Hispanic Society of America in New York City, unread since crossing Philip's own desk more than four centuries ago. Many of them change significantly what we know about the king. he book examines Philip's long apprenticeship; his three principal interests (work, play, and religion); and the major political, military, and personal challenges he faced during his long reign. Parker offers fresh insights into the causes of Philip's leadership failures: was his empire simply too big to manage, or would a monarch with different talents and temperament have fared better?
The limits of empire : European imperial formations in early modern world history : essays in honor of Geoffrey Parker by William Reger( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume, published in honor of historian Geoffrey Parker, explores the working of European empires in a global perspective, focusing on one of the most important themes of Parker's work: the limits of empire, which is to say, the centrifugal forces - sacral, dynastic, military, diplomatic, geographical, informational - that plagued imperial formations in the early modern period (1500-1800). During this time of wrenching technological, demographic, climatic, and economic change, empires had to struggle with new religious movements, incipient nationalisms, new sea routes, new military technologies, and an evolving state system with complex new rules of diplomacy. Engaging with a host of current debates, the chapters in this book break away from conventional historical conceptions of empire as an essentially western phenomenon with clear demarcation lines between the colonizer and the colonized. These are replaced here by much more fluid and subtle conceptions that highlight complex interplays between coalitions of rulers and ruled. In so doing, the volume builds upon recent work that increasingly suggests that empires simply could not exist without the consent of their imperial subjects, or at least significant groups of them. This was as true for the British Raj as it was for imperial China or Russia. Whilst the thirteen chapters in this book focus on a number of geographic regions and adopt different approaches, each shares a focus on, and interest in, the working of empires and the ways that imperial formations dealt with - or failed to deal with - the challenges that beset them. Taken together, they reflect a new phase in the evolving historiography of empire. They also reflect the scholarly contributions of the dedicatee, Geoffrey Parker, whose life and work are discussed in the introductory chapters and, we're proud to say, in a delightful chapter by Parker himself, an autobiographical reflection that closes the book
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The Cambridge illustrated history of warfare : the triumph of the West
Alternative Names
Geoffrey Parker Amerikaans militair historicus

Geoffrey Parker britisch-amerikanischer Neuzeit- und Militärhistoriker

Geoffrey Parker historien britannique, expert en histoire militaire et en histoire moderne

Parker, G.

Parker, G. 1943-

Parker, Geoffrey

Parker, Geoffrey G. 1943-

Parker, N.G. 1943-

Parker, Noel Geoffrey.

Parker, Noel Geoffrey 1943-


パーカー, ジェフリ

English (576)

Spanish (146)

Italian (15)

German (14)

French (6)

Dutch (3)

Polish (2)

Chinese (1)

The Thirty Years' WarThe Spanish ArmadaThe military revolution : military innovation and the rise of the west, 1500-1800Philip IIThe Times atlas of world historyThe Army of Flanders and the Spanish road, 1567-1659; the logistics of Spanish victory and defeat in the Low Countries' WarsThe Dutch revoltThe grand strategy of Philip II