Artillery: An Illustrated History of Its Impact

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ABC-CLIO, 2007 - 536 Seiten
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Addressing its technical evolution as well as its military and social impact, this comprehensive reference shows how historic leaders such as Dionysus of Syracuse, the Ottoman sultan Mohammad II, Oliver Cromwell, and Napoleon Bonaparte were successful in battle because of their innovative use of artillery.


Artillery: An Illustrated History of Its Impact charts the development of large, crew-operated battlefield weapons from the dart firers and catapults of the ancient world to the invention of gunpowder in China and its applications in medieval Europe, and from the emergence of naval and land gunnery four centuries ago to the latest rapid-fire, rocket propulsion, laser guidance, and antiaircraft technologies.

Written by an expert on military history, Artillery explores the technological and strategic innovations that have made these weapons increasingly effective at breaking through fortifications, inflicting casualties from a safe distance, providing cover for advancing forces, demoralizing opponents, and defending positions from attack. Beyond the battlefield, the book also looks at the impact of artillery on history and on the lives of civilians as well as soldiers.


  • Includes case studies of the wars of Louis XIV, the Napoleonic Wars, the American Civil War, and the Franco-Prussian War illustrating the impact of specific technical and strategic innovations in artillery
  • Dozens of photographs and illustrations show various types of artillery, artillery mechanisms, and projectiles

 

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Inhalt

Chapter One
1
Chapter Two
31
Chapter Three
69
Chapter Four
105
Chapter Five
163
Chapter Six
221
Chapter Seven
269
Chapter Eight
299
Reference Section
323
Glossary
501
Bibliography
505
Index
509
About The Author
537
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Über den Autor (2007)

Jeff Kinard, PhD, is a military historian and professional writer. His published works include ABC-CLIO's Pistols: An Illustrated History of Their Impact.

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