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Men in arms : a history of warfare and its interrelationships with Western society

Author: Richard A Preston; Alex Roland; S F Wise
Publisher: Fort Worth : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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An overview of the development of war in Western society from its beginnings to classical times to the present. Shows the social and technical changes that caused war to evolve, and the social,  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Preston, Richard Arthur.
Men in arms.
Fort Worth : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, ©1991
(OCoLC)629268237
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Preston; Alex Roland; S F Wise
ISBN: 0030334284 9780030334283
OCLC Number: 22954976
Description: xvii, 458 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Warfare and society --
Classical warfare: the age of the Phalanx --
Classical warfare: the age of the legion --
Byzantium: the technique of survival --
Western Europe: the rise of the feudal array --
The breakdown of feudal warfare --
The beginnings of modern warfare and modern armies --
The beginnings of Western Sea power --
The limited warfare of the eighteenth century --
The great age of Sail, 1689-1815 --
War in the New World, 1492-1783 --
The Nation in Arms and the Napoleonic Wars --
The Nineteenth Century's illusion of Limited War --
The Pax Britannica --
Approach to total warfare --
Total warfare begins --
Totalitarianism between the wars --
World War II --
Cold War begins --
Nuclear strategy and arms control --
Conventional war --
Low-intensity conflict and peacekeeping.
Responsibility: Richard A. Preston, Alex Roland, Sydney F. Wise.

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