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The Age of Battles


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April 2004

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

A Main Selection of the History Book Club "One ofthe most interesting, important, and ambitious books about the conduct, and perhapsthe ultimate futility, of war." -- Gunther E.Rothenberg "(A) highly scholarly and wonderfully absorbingstudy." -- John Bayley, The London Review of Books "WhatRussell F. Weigley writes, the rest of us read. The Age of Battles is a persuasivereminder that even in the age of 'rational' warfare, one can honestly wonder why warseemed an unavoidable policy choice." -- Allan R. Millett, The Journal ofAmerican History

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Part One. The Profession of Officership and the Birth of Modern War The Return of the Legions: Gustavus Adolphus and Breitenfeld; The Limits of the New Legions: Lutzen and After; Under the Lily Banners: Rocroi; The Army of the Sun King; Marlborough's Battles: Blenheim, Ramillies, Oudenarde, and Malplaquet; The Emergence of the Great Powers of Eastern Europe; The Rise of Naval Power Part Two. The Eighteenth Century: The Classical Epoch of Modern War The Battles of Frederick the Great; The French and British Armed Forces from the Rhine to the St. Lawrence; Toward Wars of Nations: The War of American Independence; Prelude to Revolution Part Three. Thunderstrokes of Battle: The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars The French Revolution: Transformation and Continuity in War; Sea Power and Empire; The Climax of Napoleonic War: To Austerlitz and Jena-Auerstadt; The Gradual Eclipse of the Battle of Annihilation; The Rise of the War of Attrition; Campaigns of Exhaustion and Attrition; The Resurgence of Military Professionalism; The Downfall of Genius; The End of an Age: Waterloo; On the Future of War

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"What Russell F. Weigley writes, the rest of us read. The Age of Battles is a persuasive reminder that even in the age of 'rational' warfare, one can honestly wonder why war seemed an unavoidable policy choice."
EAN: 9780253217073
ISBN: 0253217075
Untertitel: The Quest for Decisive Warfare from Breitenfeld to Waterloo. black & white illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Indiana University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2004
Seitenanzahl: 608 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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