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The military revolution

Geoffrey Parker

The military revolution

military innovation and the rise of the west, 1500-1800

by Geoffrey Parker

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge [England], New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Europe
    • Subjects:
    • Military art and science -- Europe -- History -- 16th century,
    • Military art and science -- Europe -- History -- 17th century,
    • Military art and science -- Europe -- History -- 18th century

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesLees Knowles lectures.
      StatementGeoffrey Parker.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsU39 .P37 1988
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvii, 234 p. :
      Number of Pages234
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2389205M
      ISBN 100521326079
      LC Control Number87018412


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James Raymond was a student of professor Black, and as I have noted in my Amazon review of his book Henry VIII's Military Revolution: The Armies of Sixteenth-century Britain and Europe (International Library of Historical Studies), he is acquainted with many people who have published on the subject since this book was written.

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The Dynamics of Military Revolution bridges a major gap in the emerging literature on revolutions in military affairs. It suggests that two very different phenomena have been at work over the past centuries: "military revolutions," which are driven by vast social and political changes, and "revolutions in military affairs," which military institutions have directed, although usually with great.

The early modern period produced the improvements in military technology which were the foundation for the West's domination of the world. In The Military Revolution Parker analyses the key innovations involved.

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The Dynamics of Military Revolution aims to bridge a major gap in the emerging literature on revolutions in military affairs, suggesting that there have been two very different phenomena at work over the past centuries: 'military revolutions', which are driven by vast social and political changes; and 'revolutions in military affairs', which military institutions have directed, although.

The Military Revolution: Military Innovation and the Rise of the West, Geoffrey Parker - Cambridge University Press, - pp; In Professor Michael Roberts gave a celebrated inaugural lecture at Queen's University, Belfast, entitled The Military Revolution, which came to exert a profound influence on many historians studying the art and science of warfare.

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2/25/ HST Review: The Military Revolution. Military Innovation and the Rise of the West,by Geoffrey Parker (Cambridge University Press, ). Geoffrey Parker's The Military Revolution falls within a genre of military history which seeks to explain the European success in establishing colonial empires over much of the world beginning in the 16th century.

Jeremy Black, The Journal of Military History "I strongly commend this book to all historians. I can only wish others, reading The Military Revolution for the first time, will find it as stimulating as I found Geoffrey Parker's works when I first encountered them." Weston F.

Cook, Jr., The Journal of Military History show more/5(). Distinguished Book Awards. The Distinguished Book Awards recognize the best book-length publications in English on military history, whether monograph, bibliography, guide, or other project copyrighted in the previous three calendar years.

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This societal change causes the true military revolution, which results in a mostly simultaneous change in technology, organization, strategy, tactics, training, ideology, and logistics.

The Dynamics of Military Revolution stemmed from a conference at Quantico, Virginia, in Published some five years later, this fine anthology may not have the impact it would have had if published sooner.

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The Military Revolution: Military Innovation and the Rise of the West, by Parker, Geoffrey available in Trade Paperback onalso read synopsis and reviews. A new edition of Geoffrey Parker's illustrated history of the impact of western warfare His book advances the debate over the existence and scope of the revolution in military affairs (RMA) by giving defense planners and scholars a framework to judge the evidence themselves.

Shimko outlines the key features of the revolution, speculating on what they mean for the low-intensity conflicts of today and how they might shape the high Author: Keith L. Shimko. Executive summary. This paper revisits the debate that raged in American defense circles in the s over whether a revolution in military affairs was imminent in the early parts of the 21st : Michael E.

O'hanlon. By Thomas Furse From the Cold War onward, a Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) fundamentally transformed war and politics. Revolutions aren't always crystallized moments of storming palaces, parliaments, and prisons.

The RMA above all represents a technological transformation. This “revolution” represents an innovation in warfare, which in turn informed political and strategic decisions.

His book is in some ways a more solid work, helped by several conversations with Lenin and other Bolsheviks, as well as their opponents. Year One of the Russian Revolution by Victor Serge. In the highly influential book The Military Revolution: Military Innovation and the Rise of the West, Parker ( []) agreed that the increasing administrative and fiscal demands of a new type of warfare had given rise to the modern sovereign state through a process of military competition, emulation, and conquest.

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