The Seventy Great Battles in History

The Seventy Great Battles in History
Author: Jeremy Black
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780500251256
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Seventy Great Battles in History Book Excerpt:

Twenty-five international historians identify decisive conflicts that they believe contributed most to the shaping of history from the fifth century BC to the present, in a chronically arranged volume that features coverage of military technology and strategy as well as the effects each conflict had on the development of states and civilizations. 15,000 first printing.

Hearings Before the Committee on Indian Affairs in the Seventy Second Through the Seventy Fifth Congress 1932 1938

Hearings Before the Committee on Indian Affairs in the Seventy Second Through the Seventy Fifth Congress  1932 1938
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Indian Affairs
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1932
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Indians of North America
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bayonet to Barrage

Bayonet to Barrage
Author: Stephen Manning
Publsiher: Pen and Sword Military
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-09-30
ISBN: 152677724X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bayonet to Barrage Book Excerpt:

How did technical advances in weaponry alter the battlefield during the reign of Queen Victoria? In 1845, in the first Anglo-Sikh War, the outcome was decided by the bayonet; just over fifty years later, in the second Boer War, the combatants were many miles apart. How did this transformation come about, and what impact did it have on the experience of the soldiers of the period? Stephen Manning, in this meticulously researched and vividly written study, describes the developments in firepower and, using the first-hand accounts of the soldiers, shows how their perception of battle changed. Innovations like the percussion and breech-loading rifle influenced the fighting in the Crimean War of the 1850s and the colonial campaigns of the 1870s and 1880s, in particular in the Anglo-Zulu War and the wars in Egypt and Sudan. The machine gun was used to deadly effect at the Battle of Omdurman in 1898, and equally dramatic advances in artillery took warfare into a new era of tactics and organisation. Stephen Manning’s work provides the reader with an accurate and fascinating insight into a key aspect of nineteenth-century military history.

France

France
Author: Jeremy Black
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-02-16
ISBN: 9780500252505
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

France Book Excerpt:

A short and entertaining narrative of France from prehistory to the present, recounting the great events and personalities that helped create France's cultural and political influence today.

Rethinking Military History

Rethinking Military History
Author: Jeremy Black
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-12-10
ISBN: 1134477015
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Military History Book Excerpt:

Rethinking Military History is a bold new 'thought book' that reconsiders military history at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The chapters provide a valuable and concise survey of the main themes in the study of military history from 1500 to the present day as Jeremy Black reveals the main trends in the practice and approach to military history and proposes a new manifesto for the subject to move forward. This must-read study demonstrates the limitations of current approaches, including common generalizations, omissions, and over-simplications. Engaging theoretical discussions, with reference to specific conflicts, suggest how these limitations can be remedied and adapted, whilst incorporating contributions from other disciplines. Rethinking Military History is essential reading for all those with an interest in military history, and all who wish to take part in moving the discipline forward.

Wellington s Wars

Wellington s Wars
Author: Huw J. Davies
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-06-26
ISBN: 0300165404
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wellington s Wars Book Excerpt:

Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, lives on in popular memory as the "Invincible General," loved by his men, admired by his peers, formidable to his opponents. This incisive book revises such a portrait, offering an accurate--and controversial--new analysis of Wellington's remarkable military career. Unlike his nemesis Napoleon, Wellington was by no means a man of innate military talent, Huw J. Davies argues. Instead, the key to Wellington's military success was an exceptionally keen understanding of the relationship between politics and war.Drawing on extensive primary research, Davies discusses Wellington's military apprenticeship in India, where he learned through mistakes as well as successes how to plan campaigns, organize and use intelligence, and negotiate with allies. In India Wellington encountered the constant political machinations of indigenous powers, and it was there that he apprenticed in the crucial skill of balancing conflicting political priorities. In later campaigns and battles, including the Peninsular War and Waterloo, Wellington's genius for strategy, operations, and tactics emerged. For his success in the art of war, he came to rely on his art as a politician and tactician. This strikingly original book shows how Wellington made even unlikely victories possible--with a well-honed political brilliance that underpinned all of his military achievements.

Taiwan Straits Standoff

Taiwan Straits Standoff
Author: Bruce A. Elleman
Publsiher: Anthem Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2021-08-10
ISBN: 1839980923
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Taiwan Straits Standoff Book Excerpt:

Following the Nationalist defeat on the mainland in 1949, Chiang Kai-shek and his followers retreated to Taiwan, forming the Republic of China (ROC). Tensions with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) focused on control over a number of offshore islands, especially Quemoy (Jinmen) and Matsu (Mazu). Twice in the 1950s tensions peaked, during the first (1954–55) and second (1958) Taiwan Strait crises. This small body of water—often compared to the English Channel—separates the PRC and Taiwan, and has been the location for periodic military tensions, some threatening to end in war. Today, relations between the ROC and PRC depend on quelling tensions over the Taiwan Strait. This work provides a short, but highly relevant, history of the Taiwan Strait, and its significance today.

International Competition in China 1899 1991

International Competition in China  1899 1991
Author: Bruce A. Elleman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2015-04-10
ISBN: 1317537785
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Competition in China 1899 1991 Book Excerpt:

China's recent economic reforms have opened its economy to the world. This policy, however, is not new: in the late nineteenth century, the United States put forward the Open Door Policy as a counter to European exclusive 'spheres of influence' in China. This book, based on extensive original archival research, examines and re-evaluates China's Open Door Policy. It considers the policy from its inception in 1899 right through to the post-1978 reforms. It relates these changes to the various shifts in China’s international relations, discusses how decades of foreign invasion, civil war and revolution followed the destruction of the policy in the 1920s, and considers how the policy, when applied in Taiwan after 1949, and by Deng Xiaoping in mainland China after 1978, was instrumental in bringing about, respectively, Taiwan's 'economic miracle' and mainland China’s recent economic boom. The book argues that, although the policy was characterised as United States 'economic imperialism' during the Cold War, in reality it helped China retain its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

History of the Seventy fifth Regiment of Indiana Infantry Voluteers Its Organization Campaigns and Battles 1862 65

History of the Seventy fifth Regiment of Indiana Infantry Voluteers  Its Organization  Campaigns  and Battles  1862 65
Author: David Bittle Floyd
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 457
Release: 1893
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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History of Huntingdon and Blair Counties Pennsylvania

History of Huntingdon and Blair Counties  Pennsylvania
Author: J. Simpson Africa
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 759
Release: 1883
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Blair County (Pa.)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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History of Wayne Pike and Monroe Counties Pennsylvania

History of Wayne  Pike  and Monroe Counties  Pennsylvania
Author: Alfred Mathews
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1238
Release: 1886
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Monroe County (Pa.)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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History of that Part of the Susquehanna and Juniata Valleys

History of that Part of the Susquehanna and Juniata Valleys
Author: Franklin Ellis,Austin N. Hungerford
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1886
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Juniata County (Pa.)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An Alphabetical List of the officers of the Seventy ninth Regiment or Cameronian Highlanders from 1800 to 1851

An Alphabetical List of the officers of the Seventy ninth Regiment  or Cameronian Highlanders  from 1800 to 1851
Author: Henry Stooks SMITH
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1852
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Britain and the Seventy Years War 1744 1815

Britain and the Seventy Years War  1744 1815
Author: Anthony Page
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2017-09-16
ISBN: 1137474432
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Britain and the Seventy Years War 1744 1815 Book Excerpt:

Eighteenth-century Britons were frequently anxious about the threat of invasion, military weakness, possible financial collapse and potential revolution. Anthony Page argues that between 1744 and 1815, Britain fought a 'Seventy Years War' with France. This invaluable study: - Argues for a new periodization of eighteenth-century British history, and explains the politics and course of Anglo-French war - Explores Britain's 'fiscal-naval' state and its role in the expansion of empire and industrial revolution - Highlights links between war, Enlightenment and the evolution of modern British culture and politics Synthesizing recent research on political, military, economic, social and cultural history, Page demonstrates how Anglo-French war influenced the revolutionary era and helped to shape the first age of global imperialism.

The Kingdom of Hungary and the Habsburg Monarchy in the Sixteenth Century

The Kingdom of Hungary and the Habsburg Monarchy in the Sixteenth Century
Author: Géza Pálffy
Publsiher: East European Monographs
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kingdom of Hungary and the Habsburg Monarchy in the Sixteenth Century Book Excerpt:

Géza Pálffy traces the complex relations between Hungary and the Habsburgs, including the integration of the country into a conglomerate central European state ruled from Vienna and Prague. Focusing on institutions and symbols of sovereignty, Pálffy demonstrates how Hungary was integrated into a larger monarchy yet at the same time preserved its independence and the power and influence of its upper estates. Her argument challenges the traditional view that early-modern Hungary resisted and rebelled against the Hapsburgs.

History of Washington County Pennsylvania

History of Washington County  Pennsylvania
Author: Boyd Crumrine
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1002
Release: 1882
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Naval Leadership and Management 1650 1950

Naval Leadership and Management  1650 1950
Author: Richard Harding,Helen Doe
Publsiher: Boydell Press
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1843836955
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Naval Leadership and Management 1650 1950 Book Excerpt:

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The Seventy Greatest Conspiracies of All Time

The Seventy Greatest Conspiracies of All Time
Author: Jonathan Vankin,John Whalen
Publsiher: Citadel Press
Total Pages: 582
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Seventy Greatest Conspiracies of All Time Book Excerpt:

The 70 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time presents a feast of the most startling conspiracy theories ever. It has been lauded in dozens of publications. Additionally, Wired magazine listed this book in its "Top 10 Fringe Books of 1995".Now this instant classic has been updated to include late-breaking mysteries and cover-ups, including the alien autopsy controversy, the death of Vince Foster, Big Brother on the Internet, and Japan's shadowy Aum cult.Those who delve into this book will never again see at the world in quite the same way.

History of the 78th Regiment O V V I

History of the 78th Regiment O V V I
Author: Thomas M. Stevenson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 360
Release: 1865
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Ohio
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Disciplining History

Disciplining History
Author: Cesc Esteve
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-03-09
ISBN: 1317149971
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disciplining History Book Excerpt:

The overall purpose of the studies collected together in this volume is to explain the shaping of Hispanic historiography in the Early Modern period by examining the continuities and discursive complicities between the writing, criticism, theory and censorship of history. This book sheds light on the so-far neglected circulation of ideas and practices between these four areas, and highlights the constitutive nature of a wide spectrum of forms of censorship from repression to criticism in shaping the interests, principles, methods and problems of Early Modern Hispanic historiography. Examining the various fronts that converge in this disciplining discourse of history helps expand and improve our understanding of the relations between historiography and civil and ecclesiastic literary censorship, and the implications of the ideological control of historical writing and theory. In many respects their hypotheses, results and conclusions can be extrapolated to Western historiography in the Early Modern period. This book will be of interest to historians of both historiography and Hispanic censorship in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and in general to scholars of historical, literary and political culture in the Early Modern age.