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Perilous glory : the rise of western military power

Author: John France
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2011.
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How have artists across the millennia responded to warfare? In this uniquely wide-ranging book, Theodore Rabb blends military history and the history of art to search for the answers. He draws our attention to masterpieces from the ancient world to the twentieth century--paintings, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, engravings, architecture, and photographs--and documents the evolving nature of warfare as artists have  Read more...
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History
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France, John.
Perilous glory.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2011006437
(OCoLC)702941870
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John France
ISBN: 9780300177442 0300177445
OCLC Number: 768111405
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 438 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: The many faces of war --
Many worlds of war --
Horses and hoplites --
The glory of empire, 336 BC-AD 651--
Ideology and warfare, 500-c. 1200 --
The Steppe supremacy, c. 1200-1683 --
Discipline, c. 1683-c. 1860 --
The military revolution --
Industrial killing --
Culture and warfare in the age of total war, 1919-1945 --
A new age of war.
Responsibility: John France.

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