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Parker, Geoffrey 1943-

Works: 154 works in 979 publications in 8 languages and 27,234 library holdings
Genres: History  Maps  Naval history  Biography  Military history  Sources  Atlases 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Translator, Composer
Classifications: G1030, 911
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Publications about Geoffrey Parker
Publications by Geoffrey Parker
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Most widely held works by Geoffrey Parker
The Thirty Years' War by Geoffrey Parker( Book )
71 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 2,375 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 Cambridge illustrated history of warfare : the triumph of the West by Geoffrey Parker( Book )
48 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 2,189 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
The Spanish Armada by Colin Martin( Book )
51 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,888 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 by Robert Cowley( file )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 1,852 libraries worldwide
Filled with surprising anecdotes, little-known facts, and rare illustrations, The Reader's Companion covers major events and battles, commanders and theorists, weaponry and technological advances, and strategy and tactics. What makes the volume especially distinctive, however, is the range of thematic articles, covering such topics as courage, discipline, the effects of weather on warfare, military justice, surrender, the role of propaganda, the use of animals in war, the evolution of uniforms, psychological warfare, and morale. Unlike many military histories, the volume covers Asian, African, and South American history as well as that of Europe and North America. Subjects range from the Persian Wars of 490 B.C. to contemporary topics such as the revelations of Robert McNamara, gays in the military, and ethnic cleansing. One hundred fifty distinguished military historians, biographers, and journalists produced this volume under the editorship of Robert Cowley, editor of MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History, and Geoffrey Parker, Robert A. Lovett Professor of Military and Naval History at Yale University. The result is a remarkable chronicle of warfare that combines compelling historical narrative with the latest in contemporary scholarship
The military revolution : military innovation and the rise of the west, 1500-1800 by Geoffrey Parker( Book )
74 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,739 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
The Times atlas of world history by Geoffrey Barraclough( Map )
20 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 1,579 libraries worldwide
Historical atlas with maps from human origins to the present day with time line and sections on religion and economic growth
Philip II by Geoffrey Parker( Book )
30 editions published between 1978 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,233 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 )
65 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,232 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 )
52 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 1,197 libraries worldwide
Studie over de beginfase (1565-1581) van de Tachtigjarige oorlog aan de hand van vooral spaans bronnenmateriaal
The grand strategy of Philip II by Geoffrey Parker( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 1,061 libraries worldwide
Studie over de regeerperiode (1556-1598) van de Spaanse koning (1527-1598)
The general crisis of the seventeenth century by Geoffrey Parker( Book )
34 editions published between 1978 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,028 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
Europe in crisis, 1598-1648 by Geoffrey Parker( Book )
59 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 983 libraries worldwide
Global crisis : war, climate change and catastrophe in the seventeenth century by Geoffrey Parker( Book )
12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 976 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 Great War and the twentieth century by J. M Winter( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 752 libraries worldwide
An Introduction to the sources of European economic history, 1500-1800 by Christopher Wilson( Book )
12 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and held by 669 libraries worldwide
The World : an illustrated history ( Book )
10 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 597 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 )
17 editions published between 1979 and 1990 in English and held by 542 libraries worldwide
Crime and the law : the social history of crime in Western Europe since 1500 ( Book )
7 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in English and held by 507 libraries worldwide
Success is never final : empire, war, and faith in early modern Europe by Geoffrey Parker( Book )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 487 libraries worldwide
Spain, Europe, and the Atlantic world : essays in honour of John H. Elliott ( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 403 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Parker, G.
Parker, G. 1943-
Parker, Geoffrey
Parker, N.G. 1943-
Parker, Noel Geoffrey.
Parker, Noel Geoffrey 1943-
パーカー, ジェフリ
English (490)
Spanish (68)
Italian (19)
German (14)
French (9)
Chinese (4)
Dutch (3)
Japanese (2)
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