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The Oxford Companion to Military History By Richard Holmes

The Oxford Companion to Military History by Richard Holmes

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A guide to warfare that includes the social, political, technological, and economic background of major conflicts. The entries cover people, weapons, and equipment, campaigns and battles, strategy, tactics, and logistics, and include topics as diverse as animals in the military and venereal diseases.

The Oxford Companion to Military History Summary

The Oxford Companion to Military History by Richard Holmes

The Oxford Companion to Military History is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how our world has been shaped, and continues to be shaped, by conflict. It is a comprehensive A-Z guide to warfare from the classical period to the present day. Over 1,300 entries, by a team of more than 150 specialists, cover subjects such as weapons and equipment, people - military leaders, theorists, inventors - wars, campaigns, and battles, strategy and tactics, logistics, fortifications, life in the military, military literature, and medicine. In addition wide-ranging contextual entries discuss topics as diverse as animals in war and pacifism. There are over 70 specially commissioned maps, which show the course of major battles and campaigns in detail, and 15 pages of diagrams ranging from missiles to manoeuvres. This book is already becoming a point of first reference for any question of military history. There is nothing quite like it in print.

The Oxford Companion to Military History Reviews

Anyone with a point to clarify on military matters, or a simple curiosity about military affairs, would do well to turn to this volume first. This lecturer in military history will certainly be doing so regularly. William Philpott, King's College, London

About Richard Holmes


Richard Holmes is Professor of Military and Security Studies at Cranfield University and the Royal Military College of Science. He presented the entire BBC-TV series War Walks and one part of The Western Front.

Table of Contents

Introduction; List of Editors and Contributors; Abbreviations; Key to Maps; COMPANION TO MILITARY HISTORY A-Z; Index

Additional information

GOR004931613
9780198606963
0198606966
The Oxford Companion to Military History by Richard Holmes
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2003-06-26
1072
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