100 Decisive Battles: From Ancient Times to the Present

Forside
Oxford University Press, 2001 - 462 sider
From the ancient Egyptian battle at Megiddo in 1469 BC to the recent military actions in Iraq, great battles have had an enormous impact on the shaping of history. Now, in this fully illustrated book, one hundred of the world's most important military confrontations are described in detail.
100 Decisive Battles gives us the facts about the battle and also explains where it fits in to the scope of world history.

In each entry we are given the name and date of the battle, the commanders, the size of the opposing forces, and casualties. An account of the battle plan and the military action are strategically discussed, and each description closes with a valuable consideration of how history was affected by the
outcome of the conflict. Among the battles presented are the Battle of Thymbra (546 BC), the Battle of Chalons (451 AD), the Battle of Cajamarca (1532), the Battle of Dien Bien Phu (1954), and the Tet Offensive (1968). Accompanying maps and sidebars help further orient us with each military action.

Global in scope, with excellent coverage of American, Central American, European, Asian, and Middle Eastern battles, and with its stirring accounts of familiar battles and many lesser known military conflicts, 100 Decisive Battles is essential reading for military buffs and anyone interested in how
the modern world came to be.

 

Hva folk mener - Skriv en omtale

Brukervurderinger

5 stjerner
2
4 stjerner
1
3 stjerner
4
2 stjerner
1
Én stjerne
0

LibraryThing Review

Brukerevaluering  - shawnd - LibraryThing

This is a set of 3-4 page profiles of one hundred battles listed chronologically. Starting circa 1500 BC with the battle Megiddo and ending at Desert Storm, the book covers a wide range of conflicts ... Les hele vurderingen

Innhold

I
II
1
IV
6
V
9
VI
14
VII
18
VIII
23
X
27
LXXVIII
221
LXXIX
226
LXXXI
231
LXXXII
236
LXXXIII
240
LXXXIV
244
LXXXV
248
LXXXVII
254

XII
31
XIII
34
XV
39
XVI
43
XVII
47
XIX
51
XXI
55
XXIII
59
XXV
63
XXVII
68
XXVIII
71
XXIX
78
XXX
82
XXXI
87
XXXIII
92
XXXIV
95
XXXVI
99
XXXVIII
103
XXXIX
106
XL
110
XLI
113
XLIII
118
XLIV
122
XLVI
127
XLVIII
132
L
135
LI
138
LIII
142
LIV
145
LVI
151
LVII
154
LVIII
159
LX
165
LXI
170
LXIII
174
LXV
181
LXVII
186
LXIX
190
LXX
194
LXXII
199
LXXIII
204
LXXIV
209
LXXVI
213
LXXVII
217
LXXXIX
258
XCI
263
XCIII
269
XCV
273
XCVI
277
XCVIII
282
XCIX
286
CI
290
CII
294
CV
297
CVI
302
CVIII
306
CIX
311
CXI
317
CXII
322
CXIII
328
CXV
332
CXVI
335
CXVII
339
CXVIII
343
CXX
347
CXXI
350
CXXII
355
CXXIV
360
CXXV
364
CXXVI
368
CXXVIII
372
CXXX
377
CXXXII
381
CXXXIII
386
CXXXIV
391
CXXXV
395
CXXXVII
398
CXXXVIII
402
CXXXIX
407
CXL
412
CXLII
415
CXLIV
420
CXLVI
424
CXLVIII
430
CL
434
CLII
441
CLIII
453
Opphavsrett

Andre utgaver - Vis alle

Vanlige uttrykk og setninger

Om forfatteren (2001)


Paul K. Davis is Lecturer at the University of Texas and at St. Mary's University in San Antonio.

Bibliografisk informasjon