13 Apr PDF | On Jan 1, , Michael Charney and others published Review of Geoffrey Parker (ed.), ‘The Cambridge History of Warfare. Title. The Cambridge history of warfare /‚Äč edited by Geoffrey Parker. Also Titled. Cambridge illustrated history of warfare. Author. Parker, Geoffrey, Table of Contents: Introduction: the western way of war /; Geoffrey Parker; Genesis of the infantry BC /; Victor Davis Hanson; From phalanx to legion.

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However, it is from this point that I wish to develop my main concern with Parker’s important book.

Don’t have an account? This is not simply a matter of the problems of what to include, but also has an impact on assessments histoty military developments.

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These online bookshops told us they have this item: In particular, the counterinsurgency warfare in Latin America, and in Europe in the s – 40s has received insufficient attention, which is in line with a military history that places a premium on warfare between the regular forces of defined states.

The coverage of the early-nineteenth century is questionable and apparently reflects the problem of a schematic model. Subjects Military art and science — History. Instead, I propose to focus on how the book looks from the perspective of military history at the present moment, although that is inevitably a somewhat personal account.

Inthe effectiveness and strength of both the Austrian and the Russian military was demonstrated. Comments and reviews What are comments?

I understand fully the problems of the task he has been set and am most impressed by the range, but I became unhappy once I opened the book. It is all too easy when one is given space for a lengthy review for the praise to make scant impact, as it tends to occupy proportionally little space.

The Cambridge History of Warfare.

Notes Revised edition of: This counterfactualism is needed to contest the determinism that affects some of the ‘new military history’, which has moved away from geoffdey history with its kaleidoscope of possibilities. The Industrialization of War So does the very limited French presence in Madagascar and South-East Asia in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and their conquest of Madagascar and Indochina in the late nineteenth.

In short, there was no paradigmatic trajectory which can then be scrutinised in a search for a turning point towards, or hidtory images varymodernity.

Civil conflict highlights the role of contingency and thus opens the way to the counterfactual speculations that are important when assessing the consequences of warfare, and that Parker very helpfully probed when he wrote on the likely consequences had Spanish forces landed in England in The eight contributors trace what the editor calls the Western Way of War from BC to the present: Professor Parker meets head-on the criticism that this is only It is likely that major states will continue to have to plan for symmetrical and asymmetrical conflict, and for high and low-tech operations.

The Cambridge illustrated history of warfare.

This highlights the problem of assessment. There is no reason to cambrigde that the future will be any different. Add a tag Cancel Nelson’s Band of Brothers.

The Cambridge History of Warfare Geoffrey Parker Cambridge University PressGeoffrsy 29, – History – pages 1 Review A compelling subject, war is common to almost all known societies and almost all periods of history. The Gunpowder Revolution 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.

On the contrary, the pace of change is pagker to remain high and will probably become even greater as the normative value of past and present arrangements decline in nearly all human societies.

A Life of Resistance: In his preface, Parker offers three warfate defences: Harry Bailey Memorial Library.

For example, most military history focuses on state to state conflict and, when it considers civil warfare, it does so by looking at examples, most prominently the American and English Civil Wars, that closely approximate to state to state conflict.

These 6 locations in Victoria: Book titles OR Journal titles. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: The combined effort of seven leading experts, this book treats the history of all aspects of the subject: The history of Western warfare in the nineteenth century is of course generally dominated by the Napoleonic wars and the conflicts ofbut that leads to a downplaying of the intervening period.

This process of rethinking has not only to include the non-West but also to acknowledge the multiplicity of military tasking.