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The art of war in the Western world

Author: Archer Jones
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st Illinois pbkView all editions and formats
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Based on how the three major operational components of war - tactics, logistics, and strategy - have evolved and changed over time. This monumental work encompasses 2,500 years of military history,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Archer Jones
ISBN: 0252069668 9780252069666
OCLC Number: 46803649
Description: xix, 740 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Ancient warfare --
The diversity of the Medieval ways of war, 2000-1200 --
The emergence of a new combined-arms tactical synthesis, 1200-1600 --
The new tactical synthesis in transition, 1600-1700 --
The primacy of the line of bayoneted muskets, 1700-1791 --
Tactical and strategic transformation in the era of the French Revolution and Napoleon, f 1791-1815 --
Technological change and doctrinal stability, 1815-1914 --
The apogee of the defense: World War I, 1914-18 --
Prelude to renewed conflict, 1919-39 --
The climax of modern warfare: World War II, 1939-45 --
After the World Wars: consolidation and technological change, 1945-85 --
Continuity and change.
Responsibility: Archer Jones ; [illustrations by Jerry A. Vanderlinde].

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