The Patterns of War through the Eighteenth Century
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The Patterns of War through the Eighteenth Century

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... a concise, highly readable survey of pre- 19th-century warfare." -ChoiceA remarkable tour de force covering a vast span of time, different cultures, warfare by land and sea." -Gunther RothenbergA history of war and warfare from ancient to early modern times, Larry Addington's new book completes his survey of the patterns of war in the Western world. It explains not only what happened in warfare but why war in a certain time and culture took on distinct and recognizable patterns.show more

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  • Book | 176 pages
  • 154.9 x 238.8 x 13.5mm | 328.45g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253205514
  • 9780253205513
  • 1,437,777

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A history of war and warfare from ancient times to the early modern era, Larry Addington's new book completes his survey of the patterns of war in the Western world. Addington discusses developments in weapons and tactics, methods of logistics, and characteristics of generalship. He shows how the changing patterns of war during this long span of history pave the way for those that would emerge in more recent times, beginning with the American and French revolutions.show more

Table of contents

PREFACEONE. Ancient Warfare before the Age of RomePre-civilzed Warfare, 200,000-3200 B.C.Warfare in the Near East, 3200-500 B.C.Early Western Warfare: The Greek Way, 499-362 B.C.The Macedonian Art of War and Alexander the GreatAncient Warfare in India and ChinaTWO. War in the Age of RomeThe Roman Army, 509-146 B.C.Roman Expansion, Reforms, and Civil Wars to 29 B.C.The Army of Imperial RomeWar in India, China, and JapanTHREE. War in the Middle AgesThe Byzantine Struggle to SurviveFrankish Dominance and CharlemagneFrom Charlemagne to the Norman ConquestThe Age of the CrusadesMedieval Warfare at ZenithThe Mongol Conquests and Medieval RussiaThe Hundred Years War, 1337-1453FOUR. Early Modern Land Warfare, 1494-1721The Wars for Italy, 1494-1559The Dutch Revolt, 1568-1648The Thirty Years War, 1618-1648The Early Modern Army in England to 1661The Age of Louis XIV and Peter the GreatThe patterns of Land Warfare, 1494-1721FIVE. War under Sail and European Overseas Expansion to 1725The Early Sailing Navies and the Armada Campaign of 1588Navies of the 17th and 18th CenturiesEngland's Rise to Naval SupremacyEuropean Overseas Expansion and ConquestSIX. The Patterns of Neoclassical War, 1725-1789Land Warfare in the Neoclassical AgeThe European Navies in the Neoclassical AgeEuropean Wars of the Neoclassical AgeThe Neoclassical Wars OverseasThe Legacies of the Neoclassical AgeEPILOGUEBIBLIOGRAPHYINDEXshow more

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' ... a concise, highly readable survey of pre- 19th-century warfare.' - Choice 'A remarkable tour de force covering a vast span of time, different cultures, warfare by land and sea.' - Gunther Rothenberg A history of war and warfare from ancient to early modern times, Larry Addington's new book completes his survey of the patterns of war in the Western world. It explains not only what happened in warfare but why war in a certain time and culture took on distinct and recognizable patterns.show more

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