The Dynamics of Military Revolution, 1300–2050 by MacGregor Knox download in pdf, ePub, iPad
For this reason alone, reading The Dynamics of Military Revolution is well worth the time invested. Israel was the first to utilize the weaponry on the battlefield, but was the last to develop a conceptual framework that acknowledged its revolutionary implications. All of the essays are tightly written and adhere to several central ideas.
The slaughter and stalemate of the trenches produced the seeds of the military revolution of realized by Hitler's armies, which came to be called blitzkrieg. But as Murray ably argues, by the end of the war both the Russians and Americans had learned to be as effective as the Germans at the application of blitzkrieg. Air Force No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder. This history provides a guide for thinking about military revolutions in the coming century, which are as inevitable as they are difficult to predict.
The battlefleet revolution, Holger H. This book studies the impact of cultural factors on the course of military innovations.
Military revolutions are, the authors argue, uncontrollable and affect the dynamics of the societies they touch, and they continue to affect military affairs distant in time and place. Army War College No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder. The remaining essays demonstrate the consolidation and promise of revolutions embodied in the Prussian military system and those cited earlier on the battlefields of World War I. Instead, it increased the danger, since Britain had a head start of only one dreadnought in the arms race that ensued.
Forging the Western army in seventeenth-century France John A. To be sure, Brig Jonathan B. It deserves to be widely read. Bailey briefly discusses the importance of aerial observation and reconnaissance to the artillery revolution that occurred during World War I.
Perhaps the editors omitted air and space power from their survey because few authors are willing to tackle the subject. German tactical doctrine and organization won the day. It is therefore an ideal reference work for practitioners, scholars, teachers, and students of security studies. Nielsen Book Data Subjects.
The Dynamics of Military Revolution, is a first-class work that should be on every professional's reading list. Though framed in the context of specific historical experience, the insights of this book reveal important implications related to conventional, subconventional, and nonconventional security issues. This well-edited collection of scintillating case studies shows us how history can and should be used to test important ideas. Nonetheless, it is a first-class addition to understanding military revolutions. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Copyright Gale, Cengage Learning. That is precisely the focus of this challenging and thoughtful book.
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