A Military History of the Western World: v. 1 - From the Earliest Times to the Battle of Lepanto

A Military History of the Western World: v. 1 - From the Earliest Times to the Battle of Lepanto

By: J. F. C. Fuller (author)Paperback

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Major General J. F. C. Fuller, a pioneer of mechanized warfare in Great Britain, was one of this century's most renowned military strategists and historians. In this magisterial work he spans military history from the Greeks to the end of World War II, describing tactics, battle lines, the day-to-day struggles while always relating affairs on the field to the larger questions of social, political, and economic change in Western civilization. A masterpiece of scholarship and biting prose, these volumes are available for the first time in a handsome trade paperback edition.

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Major General J.F.C. Fuller (1878-1966) was one of the most important and original military thinkers of this century. He served as lieutenant in the Boer War, organized the first British tank corps in World War I, and developed the strategy and tactics of tank warfare which were later put to such effective use by the Nazis for their World War II blitzkriegs. His many books include "A Military History of the Western World" (3 volumes), "The Generalship of Ulysses S. Grant, Julius Caesar: Man, Soldier, and Tyrant, " and "The Generalship of Alexander the Great, " all of which are available from Da Capo Press/Perseus Book Group.


* Introduction: The Rise of Imperialism * The Battles of Salamis, 400 B.C., and Plataea, 479 B.C.; The Struggle for Supremacy within Greece * The Siege of Syracuse, 415-413 B.C., and the Battle of Aegospotami, 405 B.C.; The Rise of Rome and her Conflict with Carthage * The Rise of Macedonia; The Battle of Gagugamela or Arbela, 331 B.C. * The Battles of the Metaurus, 207 B.C., and Zama, 202 B.C.; The Rise of Roman Imperialism * The Battle of Pydna, 168 B.C.; The Struggle for supremacy within the Roman Empire * The Siege of Dyrrhachium and the Battle of Pharsalus, 48 B.C.; The Passing of the Roman Republic * The Battle of Philippi, 42 B.C. and Actium, 31 B.C.; The Establishment of the Imperial Frontiers * The Battle of the Teutoburger Wald, A.D. 9; The Pax Romana * The Battle of Adrianople, 378; The Wandering of the Nations * The Battle of Chlons or of the Mauriac Plain, 451; The Conquest of Italy by the Ostrogoths * The Battles of Tricameron, 533, and Taginae, 552; The Rise and Expansion of Islam * The Siege of Constantinople, 717-718, and the Battle of Tours, 732; The Rebirth of Imperialism in Western Europe * The Battle of Hastings, 1066; The Decline of the Caliphate and the Revival of the Byzantine Empire * The Battle of Manzikert, 1071; The Counter-Attack of Christendom on Islam * The Battle of Hattin, 1187; The Disruption of the Western Empire and the Rise of France and England * The Raising of the Siege of Orlans, 1429; The Rise of the Ottoman Empire * The Siege and Fall of Constantinople, 1453, The Reconquest and Reunification of Spain * The Siege of Mlaga, 1487, and the Conquest of Granada, 1492; The Supremacy of the Spanish and Ottoman Empires * The Battle of Lepanto, 1571

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  • publication date: 01/08/1987
  • ISBN13: 9780306803048
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 616
  • ID: 9780306803048
  • weight: 500
  • ISBN10: 0306803046

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