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Duffy, Christopher 1936-

Overview
Works: 50 works in 426 publications in 5 languages and 8,536 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Biography  Biographies  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Translator, Creator
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Most widely held works by Christopher Duffy
The fortress in the early modern world, 1494-1660 by Christopher Duffy( Book )

52 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in English and French and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic text is the first integrated survey of the phenomenon of siege warfare during its most creative period. Duffy demonstrates the implications of the fortress for questions of military organization, strategy, geography, law, architectural values, town life and symbolism and imagination. The book is well illustrated, and will be a valuable companion for enthusiasts of military and architectural history, as well as the general medievalist
Red storm on the Reich : the Soviet march on Germany, 1945 by Christopher Duffy( Book )

32 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and German and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utilizing recently released Soviet archival materials, and quoting extensively from the memoirs of Soviet and German commanders and diaries of infantrymen, Duffy portrays the Russian military assault on Germany and the human drama behind the sieges of the fortress cities of Danzig, Kolberg, and Breslau. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
The army of Frederick the Great by Christopher Duffy( Book )

26 editions published between 1974 and 2018 in English and German and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This, the first volume in Historic Armies and Navies written by the editor himself, admirably fulfills the purpose of the series as a whole. Biographies of King Frederick II of Prussia are numerous but this study of the potent military machine that became one of the most powerful forces in the shaping of modern Europe, is something new. Having set the scene of the Prussia of the time, the age and the commander, Christopher Duffy examines in fascinating detail the all-important officer corps, the men, and the various arms of the services, including finance, supply and technical formations. The whole mechanism of the Frederician army is taken apart and the components scrutinized. The contemporary memoirs and journals bring back to life the experiences (some of them frankly appalling) of the rank and file, and present the Prussian officer as a more complicated and, on the whole, more sympathetic creature than the popular stereotype suggests. Students of military history will find here some object lessons in what may be accomplished by an army that is held on its course by fear and constraint rather than "inner" leadership. For the angular, snuff-bedaubed figure of Frederick himself is never far distant. Dr. Duffy resists the temptation to load his crooked back with all the ills of Prussian militarism, and yet Old Fritz remains one of those few people who show themselves less appealing upon closer acquaintance. The book concludes with concludes with chapters on staff work army control, Frederick's army in peace and war, and its influence and legacy. -- from dust jacket
The military experience in the age of reason by Christopher Duffy( Book )

29 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What was war like in the Age of Reason, for those who fought in it? Duffy answers this question using research from archives, notebooks, letters, diaries and memoirs
The military life of Frederick the Great by Christopher Duffy( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in English and Polish and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Frederick II (German: Friedrich II.; 24 January 1712 ? 17 August 1786) was King in Prussia (1740?1786) of the Hohenzollern dynasty. He is best known for his brilliance in military campaigning and organization of Prussian armies. He became known as Frederick the Great (Friedrich der Große) and was nicknamed Der Alte Fritz ("Old Fritz"). He was a grandson of George I of Great Britain, and a nephew of George II."--Wikipedia
Fire and stone : the science of fortress warfare, 1660-1860 by Christopher Duffy( Book )

26 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om fæstninger i perioden 1660-1860. Historisk gennemgang som henter eksempler fra forskellige forter. Desuden fortælles om visse forters konkrete skæbne i verdenshistorien: Namur, Antwerpen og Algier
Russia's military way to the West : origins and nature of Russian military power, 1700-1800 by Christopher Duffy( Book )

26 editions published between 1981 and 2017 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides an historical perspective on the growth of Russian military power, studying the emergence of the Russian regular army from 1700 until the end of the eighteenth century. In the process he evaluates the relative importance of Western and native influences on the creation of this formidable military machine, and indicates the ways in which Russian power was projected in the West. The book includes general discussions of the Russian soldier, the Russian officer and the rapacious Cossacks, and concludes by identifying certain important continuities between the Russian past and present
Borodino and the War of 1812 by Christopher Duffy( Book )

17 editions published between 1972 and 1999 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Austerlitz 1805 by Christopher Duffy( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frederick the Great : a military life by Christopher Duffy( Book )

33 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse van de militaire strategie en taktiek van Friedrich II (koning van Pruisen ; 1712-1786)
The army of Maria Theresa : the Armed Forces of Imperial Austria, 1740-1780 by Christopher Duffy( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beskriver - på samme måde som forfatterens bog om "The Army of Frederick the Great"--Den østriske hærs opbygning, organisation, taktik og materiel under bl.a. Syvårskrigen 1756 - 1763. Bogen kan med fordel studeres parallelt med ovennænte bog
The fortress in the age of Vauban and Frederick the Great, 1660-1789 by Christopher Duffy( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in English and Polish and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through German eyes : the British and the Somme 1916 by Christopher Duffy( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Battle of the Somme has an enduring legacy, the image of 'lions led by donkeys' established by Alan Clarke; of brave British soldiers sent to their deaths by incompetent generals. But as Christopher Duffy reveals in this groundbreaking study, this was never the Germany view; indeed, the Germans had great respect for the British forces. The evidence for this is both copious and unfamiliar, discovered in archived official papers, histories, memoirs and letters, and most revealingly of all in the results of the interrogation of British prisoners of war ... This book is not another of the number of comprehensive histories of the Battle of the Somme. Instead it looks at aspects of the battle from the German point of view, showing in particular the Germans' perception of the British performance and mentality in the course of that long struggle"--Jacket
The '45 by Christopher Duffy( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 1745 Rising has been romanticised over the centuries in many books and films, and still arouses strong emotions in Scotland. However, this is the first truly comprehensive history of the Jacobites' last serious attempt to regain the throne for the Stuart dynasty. It is based on original research in all available archives, including Swedish, French and German records. These make nonsense of the many popular histories based on self-serving accounts written by a few of the key participants. But it is no dry academic analysis. Christopher Duffy, the world's greatest authority on eighteenth-century warfare, writes a vivid narrative that overturns many accepted 'facts' about The '45."--BOOK JACKET
The wild goose and the eagle : a life of Marshal von Browne, 1705-1757 by Christopher Duffy( Book )

15 editions published between 1964 and 2018 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografi om Marskal Maximilian von Brownw, en irsk officer, som forrettede tjeneste i den østriske hær under Kejserinde Maria Theresa. Deltog i felttogene i Italien (1746), Provance (1747) og Syvårskrigen mod Frederick af Preussen (1756-1763). Velletri (1744). Klein-Schnellendorf (1741). Pirna (1756)
Eagles over the Alps : Suvorov in Italy and Switzerland, 1799 by Christopher Duffy( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Austrian army in the Seven Years War by Christopher Duffy( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and German and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fight for a throne : the Jacobite '45 reconsidered by Christopher Duffy( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bid of Bonnie Prince Charlie and his Jacobites for the throne of Britain has never lost its grip on the popular imagination. In July 1745 he and a tiny group of companions arrived in Scotland. They came unannounced and unsupported, and yet within less than five months Charles was able to lead an army to within marching distance of London and make King George II fear for his throne. Afterwards the Highland Army continued to outfight the redcoats in every encounter, except its very last. These were not the achievements of a backward-looking cause, and this ground-breaking study explains exactly why
Feldmarschall Browne : irischer Emigrant, kaiserlicher Heerführer, Gegenspieler Friedrichs II. von Preussen by Christopher Duffy( Book )

9 editions published in 1966 in German and Undetermined and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografi af den fra Irland imigrerede feltmarskal Browne med hans kampe for Maria Theresia mod Prøjsen under syvårskrigen, nederlaget i Prag og uddrivelsen af franske og spanske styrker fra Italien
Instrument of war : the Austrian army in the Seven Years War by Christopher Duffy( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Red storm on the Reich : the Soviet march on Germany, 1945The army of Frederick the GreatThe military experience in the age of reasonFire and stone : the science of fortress warfare, 1660-1860Borodino and the War of 1812Austerlitz 1805Through German eyes : the British and the Somme 1916The '45
Alternative Names
Christopher Duffy britischer Historiker

Christopher Duffy British military historian

Christopher Duffy Brits militair historicus

Duffy, C. J. 1936-

Languages
English (326)

German (32)

Polish (2)

French (1)

Italian (1)