Parker, Geoffrey 1943-
Most widely held works about Geoffrey Parker
Most widely held works by Geoffrey Parker
The Thirty Years' War ( Book )
33 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,667 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 )
17 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and French and held by 1,638 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 Reader's companion to military history ( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 1,568 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 Times atlas of world history ( )
19 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and German and held by 1,485 libraries worldwide
The Cambridge illustrated history of warfare : the triumph of the West ( Book )
16 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 1,455 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: 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?
The military revolution : military innovation and the rise of the west, 1500-1800 by Geoffrey Parker ( Book )
26 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,239 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 )
26 editions published between 1978 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 1,097 libraries worldwide
The grand strategy of Philip II by Geoffrey Parker ( Book )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,024 libraries worldwide
The Dutch revolt by Geoffrey Parker ( Book )
31 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 981 libraries worldwide
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 )
20 editions published between 1972 and 2004 in English and held by 913 libraries worldwide
The General crisis of the seventeenth century ( Book )
23 editions published between 1978 and 1997 in English and held by 764 libraries worldwide
The Great War and the twentieth century ( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 705 libraries worldwide
Europe in crisis, 1598-1648 by Geoffrey Parker ( Book )
34 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 677 libraries worldwide
An Introduction to the sources of European economic history, 1500-1800 ( Book )
17 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and held by 653 libraries worldwide
The World : an illustrated history ( Book )
9 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 617 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 )
11 editions published between 1979 and 1990 in English and held by 495 libraries worldwide
Crime and the law : the social history of crime in Western Europe since 1500 ( Book )
3 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in English and held by 483 libraries worldwide
Success is never final : empire, war, and faith in early modern Europe by Geoffrey Parker ( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 445 libraries worldwide
[In this book, the author] begins with the problems that faced Philip II, the Spanish ruler of the first truly global empire. Sixteenth century Spain beautifully illustrates how even the greatest empires fall apart when undermined by internal contradictions or unrealistic ambitions. [He] examines the "imperial over stretch" created by two of the king's greatest success (the conquest of Portugal and the Philippines) and the failure of his Great Armada sent against England in 1588. [He also] examines the character of early modern warfare, stressing how military innovations can provoke resistance that eventually overwhelms their creators.-Dust jacket.
The Cambridge history of warfare ( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Polish and held by 433 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: A compelling subject, war is common to almost all known societies and almost all periods of history. The Cambridge History of Warfare is a comprehensive account of war in the West. The combined effort of seven leading experts, this book treats the history of all aspects of the subject: the development of warfare on land, seas, and air; weapons and technology; strategy and defense; discipline and intelligence; mercenaries and standing armies; cavalry and infantry; chivalry and blitzkreig; guerrilla assault and nuclear warfare. It places in context particular key elements in the history of armed engagement, from the Greek victory at Marathon, through the advent of gunpower in medieval England and France, to the jungle warfare of Vietnam and the strategic air strikes of the Gulf War. Throughout, there is an emphasis on the socio-economic aspects of military progress and how these help explain the rise of the West over the past two millennia to global military dominance.
Spain, Europe, and the Atlantic world : essays in honour of John H. Elliott ( Book )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 381 libraries worldwide
Archives Armada (1588) Armies Belgium Bibliography Biography Catalogs Civilization, Western Court records Crime Criminal law East Asia Economic history Elliott, John Huxtable Encyclopedias Europe Germany--Nördlingen Great Britain Historical geography History History History--Sources Imaginary histories Imaginary wars and battles Juvenile works Kings and rulers Maps Military art and science Military history Military history Naval history Netherlands Nördlingen, Battle of (Germany : 1634) Ohio Philip--II,--King of Spain,--1527-1598 Psychology Religion Scotland Seventeenth century Soldiers Sources Southeast Asia Spain Strategic aspects of individual places Thirty Years' War (1618-1648) War and society War--Economic aspects Wars of Independence (Netherlands : 1556-1648) World history World War (1914-1918)
Parker, Noel Geoffrey.
Parker, Noel Geoffrey, 1943-