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Maps of War : Mapping Conflict Through the Centuries - Jeremy Black

Maps of War

Mapping Conflict Through the Centuries

eBook Published: 18th October 2018
ISBN: 9781472830524
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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 gunpowder
The 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 War
The 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.

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A great way to understand how battles were shaped by the landscapes on which they were fought.

ISBN: 9781472830524
ISBN-10: 1472830520
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 18th October 2018
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Edition Number: 1