Maps of War: Mapping Conflict Through the Centuries

      Maps of War: Mapping Conflict Through the Centuries
There is little documented mapping of conflict prior to the Renaissance period, but, from the 17th century onwards, military commanders and strategists began to document the wars in which they were involved and later, to use mapping to actually plan the progress of a conflict Using contemporary maps, this sumptuous new volume covers the history of the mapping of war on land and shows the way in which maps provide a guide to the history of war.Content includes The beginnings of military mapping up to 1600 including the impact of printing and the introduction of gunpowderThe seventeenth century The focus is on maps to illustrate war, rather than as a planning tool and the chapter considers the particular significance of maps of fortifications.The eighteenth century The growing need for maps on a world scale reflects the spread of European power and of transoceanic conflict between Europeans This chapter focuses in particular on the American War of Independence.The nineteenth century Key developments included contouring and the creation of military surveying Subjects include the Napoleonic Wars and the American Civil WarThe twentieth century including extended features on the First and Second World Wars including maps showing trench warfare and aerial reconnaissance Much of the chapter focuses on the period from 1945 to the present day including special sections on the Vietnam War and the Gulf Wars. Read Maps of War: Mapping Conflict Through the Centuries by Jeremy Black –

Professor Jeremy Black MBE is an English historian and a Professor of History at the University of Exeter He is a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of America and the West at the Foreign Policy Research Institute He is the author of over 100 books, principally but not exclusively on 18th century British politics and international relations, and has been described as the most prolific historical scholar of our age.Black graduated from Queens College, Cambridge with a starred first, and then undertook postgraduate work at St John s and Merton Colleges, Oxford He taught at Durham University for 16 years from 1980 to 1996, firstly as a lecturer and then as a Professor In 1996 he moved to Exeter University where he took up the post of Professor of History He has lectured extensively in Australasia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy and the U.S..He was editor of Archives, the journal of the British Records Association, from 1989 to 2005 He has served on the Council of the British Records Association 1989 2005 the Council of the Royal Historical Society 1993 1996 and 1997 2000 and the Council of the List and Index Society from 1997 He has sat on the editorial boards of History Today, International History Review, Journal of Military History, Media History and the Journal of the Royal United Services Institute now the RUSI Journal He is an advisory fellow of the Barsanti Military History Center at the University of North Texas.He was awarded an MBE in 2000 for services to stamp design, as advisor to the Royal Mail from 1997.

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  • Hardcover
  • 224 pages
  • Maps of War: Mapping Conflict Through the Centuries
  • Jeremy Black
  • 10 December 2018
  • 1472830512

10 thoughts on “ Maps of War: Mapping Conflict Through the Centuries

  1. says:

    A superb collection of historical maps that show us how military mapping has changed through the ages I have not come across many books of this specific type, so that would make this book quite unique in nature This book uses maps that were used at the time and date from as far back as the Sixteenth Century to the present day An amazing look at how planning of warfare has changed through the maps that were used This collection of military maps have been expertly put together by the author a A ...

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