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Parker, Geoffrey 1943-

Works: 260 works in 1,581 publications in 7 languages and 32,284 library holdings
Genres: History  Maps  Atlases  Biographies  Naval history  Sources  Military history  World atlases 
Roles: Author, Editor, Consultant, Honoree, htt, Other, Translator, 605, Redactor, Thesis advisor, Adapter, Creator, Publishing director, Author of introduction
Classifications: G1030, 911
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Most widely held works about Geoffrey Parker
Most widely held works by Geoffrey Parker
Global crisis : war, climate change and catastrophe in the seventeenth century by Geoffrey Parker( )

36 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 2,486 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 Thirty Years' War by Geoffrey Parker( Book )

79 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fought by over a dozen belligerents, the conflicts of the Thirty Years' War are recorded in over ten languages, with documents deposited in scores of archives scattered across Europe. The Thirty Years' War was not only a German civil war but also a confluence of the dynastic struggles between the Habsburgs and their various enemies. This volume is a collaborative effort, wherein the first five chapters are arranged chronologically, and the sixth revises the conventional picture of a devastated Germany. The book is based on numerous secondary sources and published documents, focused on political and diplomatic history, with short but interesting sections on the social, cultural, and economic aspects of the war. It is a tight knit narrative of many threads--political, military, and diplomatic events--resulting in a balanced overview without confusing the reader with the complexities
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 1,805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than one hundred fifty distinguished military historians, biographers, and journalists contributed nearly six hundred articles to The Reader's Companion to Military History. The result is an extraordinary chronicle of warfare that combines compelling historical narrative with the best of contemporary scholarship. Filled with surprising anecdotes, little-known facts, and rare illustrations, the volume provides essential information on major events and battles
The Spanish Armada by Colin Martin( Book )

65 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed and profusely illustrated large-size volume looks at events leading up to the famous sixteenth-century invasion of England, details of the campaign, and the reasons it failed. Using unique first hand sources (on which they had been working together for a decade) and information dramatically complemented and augmented by the discoveries from the Armada wrecks, (three of which Martin has excavated), the two authors have put together the pieces of the puzzle of the Spanish Armada, reaching some unexpected conclusions
The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare : the Triumph of the West by Geoffrey Parker( Book )

46 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,645 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 )

66 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,566 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
Imprudent king : a new life of Philip II by Geoffrey Parker( )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,389 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?
Philip II by Geoffrey Parker( Book )

48 editions published between 1978 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dutch revolt by Geoffrey Parker( Book )

70 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Often thought to be a series of uprisings rather than a single revolution, the Dutch Revolt saw the Netherlands breaking away from the domination of Spain, with its monarchy and landed nobility. Although resistance to Spanish government came slowly, the Netherlanders were united in their desire for religious tolerance, finding an ally in the newly Protestant England. Parker examines the factors - political, economic and religious - that had tied the fate of the Netherlands to that of Spain
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 )

46 editions published between 1972 and 2004 in English and held by 1,189 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 )

49 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The grand strategy of Philip II by Geoffrey Parker( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1556 until his death in 1598, Philip II of Spain ruled the first global empire in history. This book investigates the strengths and weaknesses of Philip's rule, and the external factors that affected the achievement of his goals
The Great War and the shaping of the 20th century by J. M Winter( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War 1 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
Europe in crisis, 1598-1648 by Geoffrey Parker( Book )

71 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Times atlas of world history by Times Books (Firm)( )

16 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 888 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
An Introduction to the sources of European economic history, 1500-1800 by C. H Wilson( Book )

44 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

29 editions published between 1979 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

32 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 584 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
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 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emperor : a new life of Charles V by Geoffrey Parker( Book )

16 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The life of Emperor Charles V (1500-1558), ruler of Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, and much of Italy and Central and South America, has long intrigued biographers. But the elusive nature of the man (despite an abundance of documentation), his relentless travel and the control of his own image, together with the complexity of governing the world's first transatlantic empire, complicate the task. Geoffrey Parker, one of the world's leading historians of early modern Europe, has examined the surviving written sources in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Latin, and Spanish, as well as visual and material evidence. He explores the crucial decisions that created and preserved this vast empire, analyzes Charles's achievements within the context of both personal and structural factors, and scrutinizes the intimate details of the ruler's life for clues to his character and inclinations. The result is a unique biography that interrogates every dimension of Charles's reign and views the world through the emperor's own eyes"--Publisher's website
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The reader's companion to military history
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

Geoffrey Parker Parker, Geoffrey, 1943-

Noel Geoffrey Parker

Noel Geoffrey Parker Briský historik, profesor historie na Ohio State University v USA.

Noel Geoffrey Parker bryt. historyk, prof. Ohio State University

Parker, G.

Parker, G. 1943-

Parker Geoffrey

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Parker, N.G. 1943-

Parker, Noel Geoffrey.

Parker, Noel Geoffrey 1943-

Джеффри Паркер

جيوفري باركر

파커, 지오프리 1943-


パーカー, ジェフリ

English (716)

Spanish (47)

Italian (6)

German (4)

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