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Parker, Geoffrey 1943-

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Works: 211 works in 1,402 publications in 6 languages and 30,474 library holdings
Genres: History  Maps  Atlases  Biography  Naval history  Sources  Military history  Scientific atlases  World atlases  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Consultant, Honoree, Other, Translator, Composer, 605, Redactor, Author of introduction, Compiler, Adapter, Thesis advisor
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Most widely held works about Geoffrey Parker
 
Most widely held works by Geoffrey Parker
The Thirty Years' War by Geoffrey Parker( Book )

63 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 2,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first edition of The Thirty Years' War offered an unrivalled survey of a central period in European history. Drawing on a huge body of source material from different languages and countries throughout Europe, it provided a clear and comprehensive narrative and analytical account of the subject. It has established itself as the classic text with reviewers, students and the general reader. This second edition has been thoroughly revised to include the very latest research. The updated bibliographical information provides an invaluable resource, synthesising the major work in the field, in all languages, up to 1996. The book covers the horrors of the war and the contorted politics of the period. It deals with all the major figures, including Wallerstein and Richelieu, Gustavus Adolphus and Tilly, the Winter King and the Habsburg emperors. For range and depth of coverage there is no other work like it. It has become the definitive book on the subject
Global crisis : war, climate change and catastrophe in the seventeenth century by Geoffrey Parker( Book )

30 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 2,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Revolutions, droughts, famines, invasions, wars, regicides - the calamities of the mid-seventeenth century were not only unprecedented, they were agonizingly widespread. A global crisis extended from England to Japan, and from the Russian Empire to sub-Saharan Africa. North and South America, too, suffered turbulence. The distinguished historian Geoffrey Parker examines first-hand accounts of men and women throughout the world describing what they saw and suffered during a sequence of political, economic and social crises that stretched from 1618 to the 1680s. Parker also deploys scientific evidence concerning climate conditions of the period, and his use of 'natural' as well as 'human' archives transforms our understanding of the World Crisis. Changes in the prevailing weather patterns during the 1640s and 1650s - longer and harsher winters, and cooler and wetter summers - disrupted growing seasons, causing dearth, malnutrition, and disease, along with more deaths and fewer births. Some contemporaries estimated that one-third of the global population died, and much of the surviving historical evidence supports their pessimism. Parker's demonstration of the link between climate change and worldwide catastrophe 350 years ago stands as an extraordinary important historical achievement. The implications of his study for the present day are equally important: are we at all prepared today for the catastrophes that climate change could bring tomorrow?"--Jacket
The reader's companion to military history by Society for Military History (U. S.)( )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 1,959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commanders, theorists, weaponry and technology, and strategy and tactics. Especially distinctive is the broad spectrum of its thematic articles. Topics include courage, discipline, the effects of weather on warfare, strategy, the role of propaganda, espionage, the use of animals in war, the evolution of uniforms, disposal of the dead, mutiny, psychological warfare, and morale. The Readers's Companion is the first major reference work on military history to present a
The Spanish Armada by Colin Martin( Book )

54 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the end of July 1588, Philip II's Armada of 130 ships set sail against England. Within a month they were condemned to defeat. The authors spent 13 years reassessing the profusion of untapped documents, diaries and private papers lying forgotten in Spanish and Dutch archives. This material has been augmented by underwater discoveries from the Armada wrecks. --from publisher description
The Cambridge illustrated history of warfare : the triumph of the West by Geoffrey Parker( Book )

44 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 1,699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare provides a unique account of Western warfare from antiquity to the present, The book treats all aspects of the subject from the Greeks to the nuclear age: the development of warfare on land, sea and air; weapons and technology; strategy and defense; discipline and intelligence. Throughout, there is an emphasis on the socio-economic aspects of war: who pays for it, how can its returns be measured, and to what extent does it explain the rise of the West to global dominance over tow millennia? ON THE US ARMY CHIEF OF STAFF'S PROFESSIONAL READING LIST
The military revolution : military innovation and the rise of the west, 1500-1800 by Geoffrey Parker( Book )

57 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a new edition of Geoffrey Parker's much-admired illustrated account of how the West, so small and so deficient in natural resources in 1500, had by 1800 come to control over one third of the world. This edition incorporates new material, including a substantial 'Afterword' which summarizes the debate which developed after the book's first publication. Geoffrey Parker's argument is in two parts. First the military practice of the West 'at home' in Europe is analysed, with special reference to the role of firearms in the transformation of both offensive and defensive warfare; to the rapid growth in army size; and to the creation of ocean-going warships which fought with long-range guns instead of ramming and boarding. He then argues that these major changes amounted to a 'military revolution' which gave Westerners a decided advantage over the people of other continents: over the Amerindians in the sixteenth century, over most Indonesians in the seventeenth, and over many Indians and Africans in the eighteenth. The book concludes with a brief survey of how the industrial revolution caused a second series of military changes which allowed the West to dominate almost the entire world by 1914
Philip II by Geoffrey Parker( Book )

42 editions published between 1978 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dutch revolt by Geoffrey Parker( Book )

66 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Army of Flanders and the Spanish road, 1567-1659; the logistics of Spanish victory and defeat in the Low Countries' Wars by Geoffrey Parker( Book )

48 editions published between 1972 and 2004 in English and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book marks the birth of the "new military history", which emphasized military organization-- mobilization, pay, supply, morale and, above all, logistics-- rather than military "events" such as sieges and battles. The author has been able to show how Europe's largest army was assembled and commanded, as well as how it behaved in action and under stress. It demonstrates how easily a great power can become involved in a ruinous war which it cannot manage to win but cannot bear to abandon. It shows a picture of war and military life in the 16th and 17th centuries
The general crisis of the seventeenth century by Geoffrey Parker( Book )

36 editions published between 1978 and 1997 in English and Dutch and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Containing fresh research and new perspectives, this volume of important essays brings up to date the debate about the theory of a 'General Crisis' in the seventeenth century, and proves essential reading for a clear understanding of the period
Imprudent king : a new life of Philip II by Geoffrey Parker( Book )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip II is not only the most famous king in Spanish history, but one of the most famous monarchs in English history: the man who married Mary Tudor and later launched the Spanish Armada against her sister Elizabeth I. This compelling biography of the most powerful European monarch of his day begins with his conception (1526) and ends with his ascent to Paradise (1603), two occurrences surprisingly well documented by contemporaries. Eminent historian Geoffrey Parker draws on four decades of research on Philip as well as a recent, extraordinary archival discovery -- a trove of 3,000 documents in the vaults of the Hispanic Society of America in New York City, unread since crossing Philip's own desk more than four centuries ago. Many of them change significantly what we know about the king. he book examines Philip's long apprenticeship; his three principal interests (work, play, and religion); and the major political, military, and personal challenges he faced during his long reign. Parker offers fresh insights into the causes of Philip's leadership failures: was his empire simply too big to manage, or would a monarch with different talents and temperament have fared better?
The grand strategy of Philip II by Geoffrey Parker( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de regeerperiode (1556-1598) van de Spaanse koning (1527-1598)
The Times atlas of world history by Geoffrey Barraclough( )

33 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical atlas with maps from human origins to the present day with time line and sections on religion and economic growth
Europe in crisis, 1598-1648 by Geoffrey Parker( Book )

69 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great War and the shaping of the 20th century by J. M Winter( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War I, the first “total war” in history, set in motion profound changes in the economies, demographics, and philosophies of the warring states. In this book, leading experts on the Great War discuss its causes, character, and legacy. Their writings show that to study World War I is to encounter not only the dissolution of the four defeated empires—Russia, Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Turkey—but also the collapse of the optimistic assumption of progress that had defined the nineteenth century. The analysis of the Great War, in fact, provides an essential framework for our understanding of the entire twentieth century. The book draws together military history, international history, and cultural history to offer a wide-ranging summary of current knowledge and debate regarding the First World War.Contributors to this volume:Modris Eksteins, Gerald Feldman, William C. Fuller, Jr., Mary R. Habeck, Holger H. Herwig, John Horne, Michael Howard, A. S. Kanya-Forstner, Leonard V. Smith, Zara Steiner, David Stevenson
An Introduction to the sources of European economic history, 1500-1800 by C. H Wilson( Book )

49 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spain and the Netherlands, 1559-1659 : ten studies by Geoffrey Parker( Book )

25 editions published between 1979 and 1990 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spain, Europe, and the Atlantic world : essays in honour of John H. Elliott( Book )

26 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idea of a dialogue - sometimes harmonious, sometimes divisive - between the centre and periphery of the early modern European state stands at the heart of much of John Elliott's historical writing. It is the fulcrum around which his Imperial Spain revolves, and it lies at the heart of his analysis of the causes of the revolt of the Catalans against the centralising policies of the Madrid government. His writings on the Americas, such as The Old World and the New, likewise stressed the relationship between centre and periphery. This collection of essays by a group of Elliott's former students examines different aspects of this important theme and develops them. Taken together with the 'personal appreciation' of Elliott (Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford), it forms an important examination of the work of the greatest living historian of Spain as well as a major contribution to early modern European history
The World : an illustrated history by Geoffrey Parker( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and Polish and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion volume to the South Carolina Educational Television Series "The world: a television history." Twenty-six chapters cover the world from the stone age to the modern age
Crime and the law : the social history of crime in Western Europe since 1500( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The reader's companion to military history
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The reader's companion to military historyThe Spanish ArmadaThe Cambridge illustrated history of warfare : the triumph of the WestThe military revolution : military innovation and the rise of the west, 1500-1800Philip IIThe Dutch revoltThe Army of Flanders and the Spanish road, 1567-1659; the logistics of Spanish victory and defeat in the Low Countries' WarsThe general crisis of the seventeenth century
Alternative Names
Geoffrey Parker Amerikaans militair historicus

Geoffrey Parker britisch-amerikanischer Neuzeit- und Militärhistoriker

Geoffrey Parker historiador e hispanista británico

Geoffrey Parker historien britannique, expert en histoire militaire et en histoire moderne

Parker, G.

Parker, G. 1943-

Parker Geoffrey

Parker, Geoffrey G. 1943-

Parker, N.G. 1943-

Parker, Noel Geoffrey.

Parker, Noel Geoffrey 1943-

Джеффри Паркер

جيوفري باركر

ジェフリー・パーカー

パーカー, ジェフリ

Languages
English (668)

Spanish (46)

Polish (2)

Chinese (1)

Italian (1)

Dutch (1)