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The Cambridge Illustrated Atlas of Warfare By Professor Jeremy Black

The Cambridge Illustrated Atlas of Warfare
by Professor Jeremy Black

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The Cambridge Illustrated Atlas of Warfare: Renaissance to Revolution provides a thorough introduction to the military and naval history of the years 1492 to 1792, from the Renaissance to the revolutionary wars of the late eighteenth century. Colour maps, battle plans, and illustrations combine with an authoritative text to illuminate developments in warfare on land and sea.
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The Cambridge Illustrated Atlas of Warfare: Renaissance to Revolution, 1492-1792 by Professor Jeremy Black

The Cambridge Illustrated Atlas of Warfare: Renaissance to Revolution provides a thorough introduction to the military and naval history of the years 1492 to 1792, covering the period from the European Renaissance to the revolutionary wars of the late eighteenth century. Detailed colour maps, battle plans, and colour and black-and-white illustrations combine with an authoritative text to illuminate developments in warfare on both land and sea. Particular attention is paid to the effects of European military expansion on the rest of the world including the Americas, Africa, Asia, and the Mediterranean. Special feature panels are devoted to key events, to the more complicated and intriguing military confrontations, to individual tacticians and to the key topics such as weapons, battle strategies, the rise of naval warfare, and the composition of armies. The book is written by a leading historian of the early modern period.

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The Cambridge Illustrated Atlas of Warfare Reviews


'Jeremy Black has assembled a most complex mass of information into an easily read narrative, a considerable feat. Equal praise, too, to the production team, especially those responsible for some of the best maps and battle plans I have ever seen.' The School Librarian
"The atlas's elegant design and color illustration make global war history palatable in appeal to military and naval historians, and more causal students." Reference & Research Book News
"Excellent....very accessible and authoritative." Reader's Review
"Jeremy Black, professor of History at Exeter University, has written an excelllent reference work that covers warfare from the Renaissance (or at least from 1492) to 1792....Black's Atlas is a beautiful work to behold....The text is concise and accurate throughout the volume and the non-military expert will find it a useful reference work. Military historians would do well to add this superb atlas to their collection....it is not surprising to find his work an excellent example of what the genre can accomplish." Rand Burnette, Renaissance Quarterly
"...a military history supported by superb cartography....Black's [is a] masterful text. His account of the period's history combines succinct exposition while avoiding the easy explanation or riding the hobby horse of a few grand themes....This is an atlas equally useful for the reader as the student. It is also one that will be welcomed by those searching for quality additions to multi-cultural collections." American Reference Book Annual 1997
"...a marvelous book. Specialists will doubtless be sparked by both maps and text to rethink their own perspective on the period as a whole. Nonspecialists will find it an excellent panoramic introduction to war in the early modern world. As such, an introduction, especially considering its truly global coverage, this atlas stands alone." Thomas F. Arnold, Sixteenth Century Journal
"This is a much-needed introduction to early modern military history. It contains over ninety maps of campaign trajectories and battle diagrams that are clear, uncluttered, and relate to the immediate discussion. More impressive is the narrative: it represents the first synthesis of early modern warfare from a global perspective." Journal of Military History
"This is an atlas equally useful for the reader as the student. It is also that will be welcomed by those searching for quality additions to multicultural collections." American Reference Books Annual
"This ia an atlas equally usefull for the reader as well as the student. It is also on ethat will be welcomed by those searching for quality additions to multicultural collections." American Reference Books Annual
"...this attractive volume is best suited for laymen, scholars will be pleased by some of the subjects it covers." Charles Ingrao, International History Review
"...this book should reach `best seller' through adoption as a text." Ron Whistance-Smith, WAML Information Bulletin

Table of Contents


Introduction; 1. The basis of military power; 2. Warfare in the wider world, 1490-1700; 3. Warfare in Europe, 1492-1600; 4. Warfare in Europe, 1600-1680; 5. Warfare in Europe, 168-1740; 6. Warfare in Europe, 1700-1792; 7. Warfare in the wider world 1700-1792; Conclusion: world military power in 1792; Glossary; Further reading; Timeline; Picture credits; Index.

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GOR001118158
The Cambridge Illustrated Atlas of Warfare: Renaissance to Revolution, 1492-1792 by Professor Jeremy Black
Professor Jeremy Black
Cambridge Illustrated Atlases
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Cambridge University Press
1996-03-28
192
0521470331
9780521470339
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