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    DescriptionThis 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. Parker argues that the rapid development of military practice in the West constituted a 'military revolution' which gave Westerners an insurmountable advantage over the peoples of other continents. This edition incorporates new material, including a substantial 'Afterword' which summarises the debate which developed after the book's first publication.

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    The Military Revolution
    Military Innovation and the Rise of the West, 1500-1800
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Geoffrey Parker
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 282
    Width: 174 mm
    Height: 247 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521479585
    ISBN 10: 0521479584

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG, HBLH, JW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15520
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 355.00940903
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    DC20: 355.021309
    LC classification: U39 .P37 1996
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 355/.0094/0903
    Thema V1.0: JW, NHB
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    39 b/w illus.
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    18 April 1996
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    From reviews of the first edition (1988): '... a work of superb scholarship ... a brisk and engaging account that illuminates virtually every aspect of warfare in this watershed period.' Gordon A. Craig, New York Review of Books '... a succinct but dense study with the rare distinction of being packed with information, rich in argument, and yet well organized and clear.' John Childs, The Times Literary Supplement '... a major work of military historiography which will influence the outlook of Professor Parker's fellow practitioners for years to come.' John Keegan, The Daily Telegraph 'Parker's Military Revolution has produced the most sophisticated debate in the entire field of military history.' John Lynn
    Table of contents
    List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The military revolution revisited; 2. Supplying war; 3. Victory at sea; 4. The 'military revolution' abroad; 5. Beyond the revolution; Afterword; Notes; Bibliographical guide; Index.