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Van Creveld, Martin 1946-

Works: 102 works in 568 publications in 10 languages and 21,580 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Case studies  Military history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Creator
Classifications: U27, 355.009
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Most widely held works about Martin Van Creveld
Most widely held works by Martin Van Creveld
Technology and war : from 2000 B.C. to the present by Martin Van Creveld( Book )

27 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 1,597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text provides an analysis of the impact of technology on warfare throughout the centuries
Supplying war : logistics from Wallenstein to Patton by Martin Van Creveld( Book )

48 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En gennemgang af de vigtigste slag i Europa de sidste 200 år der koncentrerer sig om logistikkens rolle frem for taktikken og strategien
The transformation of war by Martin Van Creveld( Book )

41 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a time when unprecedented change in international affairs is forcing governments, citizens, and armed forces everywhere to re-assess the question of whether military solutions to political problems are possible any longer, Martin van Creveld has written an audacious searching examination of the nature of war and of its radical transformation in our own time. -- Published description
The rise and decline of the state by Martin Van Creveld( Book )

37 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Statens historie fra oldtiden til nutiden
Command in war by Martin Van Creveld( Book )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kommandoføring; Leadership; Militær Ledelse; Militær Kommando; Hærledelse; Føring; Krigskunst; Hærførere; Hærledelse; Command, Control, Communications; Jena; Königgrätz; Tyske Offensiv, marts 1918; 1. Verdenskrig; Napoleon; Napoleonskrigene; Vietnamkrigen; Krige; Krigsfilosofi; Warfare; 2. Verdenskrig; Grand Strategy; Amerikanske Borgerkrig; Civil War; Konfederationen; Unionen; Moltke; Fransk-Tyske Krig; Schlieffen; Taktik; Skyttegravskrig; Israelske Hær; Moshe Dayan; Arab-Israeli Wars; War Managers; Store Hærførere; Radio; Lannes; Clausewitz; Command System; Berthier; Telegrafen
The culture of war by Martin Van Creveld( Book )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: A respected scholar of military history and an expert on strategy, Martin van Creveld recently explored the modern world's shifting method of combat in The Changing Face of War. Now, in The Culture of War, he argues that there is much more to war than just soldiers killing one another for whatever reason. War has always been a topic of deep intrigue. Fighting itself can be a source of great, perhaps even the greatest, joy; out of this joy and fascination an entire culture has grown-from the war paint of tribal warriors to today's "tiger suits," from Julius Caesar's red cloak to Douglas MacArthur's pipe, from the decorative shields of ancient Greece to today's nose art, and from the invention of chess around 600 A.D. to the most modern combat simulators. The culture of war has its own traditions, laws and customs, rituals, ceremonies, music, art, literature, and monuments since the beginning of civilization. Throughout the ages, the culture of war has usually been highly esteemed. Not so in today's advanced countries, which tend either to mock it ("military intelligence is to intelligence what military music is to music") or to denounce it as "militaristic." This provocative book, the first of its kind, sets out to show how wrongheaded, and even dangerous, such attitudes are. The Culture of War argues that men and women, contrary to the hopes of some, are just as fascinated by war today as they have been in the past. A military that has lost touch with the culture of war is doomed not merely to defeat but to disintegration. Innovative, authoritative, and riveting, this is a major work by one of the world's greatest and most insightful military historians
Hitler's strategy 1940-1941 : the Balkan clue by Martin Van Creveld( Book )

23 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En nyvurdering af Hitler's strategi i tiden juni 1940 - juni 1941 dvs. den meget betydningsfulde tid efter Frankrigs fald med invasionstrusselen mod England, Balkanfelttoget og Kreta til den skæbnesvangre åbning af Østfelttoget inklusive hjælpen til Italien
The age of airpower by Martin Van Creveld( Book )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A renowned military historian tells the story of airpower's rise in the twentieth century-- and argues that its great days are over
The land of blood and honey : the rise of modern Israel by Martin Van Creveld( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a one-volume history of Israel and its people. From its Zionist beginnings at the end of the nineteenth century through the past sixty, tumultuous years, the state of Israel has been, as the author argues, "the greatest success story in the entire twentieth century." In this volume, he relates the improbable story of a nationless people who, given a hot and arid patch of land and coping with every imaginable obstacle, founded a country that is now the envy of surrounding states. While most studies on Israel focus on the political, this encompassing history weaves together the nation's economic, social, cultural and religious narratives while also offering diplomatic solutions to help Israel achieve peace. While deeply erudite on the myriad factors that have shaped the history of Israel, this book also offers an examination of the Israeli people themselves. The author considers their rich social, cultural, and religious traditions, as well as the dynamic tensions between the traditional and modern, Orthodox and secular, and even between the sexes
Fighting power : German and US Army performance, 1939-1945 by Martin Van Creveld( Book )

26 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forfatteren forsøger at analysere sig bag om "kampkraft": Hvad består den af? Hvorledes måles den?. Forfatteren analyserer bl.a. flg. faktorer: Uddannelse, sanktioner, frihed(er), hædersbevisninger, lønninger, kriterier for at blive befalingsmand, underofficer hhv. officer og til sidst men ikke mindst organisationsformen. Analyseres og sammenlignes mellem de tyske hhv. amerikanske styrker. Haves på tysk: "Kampfkraft" (1989)
The art of war : war and military thought by Martin Van Creveld( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and Swedish and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work covers the history of military thought from the philosophy and doctrine of the pursuit and practice of warfare. Starting with the ancient Chinese writers, the book takes the reader through Greece, Rome, Byzantium and the Middle Ages to the moderns like Frederick the Great and Clausewitz
The encyclopedia of revolutions and revolutionaries : from anarchism to Zhou Enlai( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout history, revolutions have been a potent force of social, economic and political change. The Encyclopedia of Revolutions and Revolutionaries: From Anarchism to Zhou Enlai is the first single-volume encyclopedia devoted to this significant historical phenomenon. Written by a team of international scholars, the book's more than 500 entries cover periods of unrest and change from antiquity to the present, including the Spartacus Revolt; the European Revolutions of 1848; China's Cultural Revolution; the American Revolution; the United Kingdom's Glorious Revolution of 1688; Mexico's Cristero Revolution of 1926-1929; and Russia's Revolutions in 1905 and 1917
The sword and the olive : a critical history of the Israeli defense force by Martin Van Creveld( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Israeli military historian Martin van Creveld offers a history of the Israeli Defense Force (IDF). From the founding of Hashomer and guerrilla groups like Hagana and PAL-MACH, to the formation of the state of Israel, van Creveld shows how political disagreements were reflected militarily, and why it is necessary to understand the early internecine battles in order to make sense of contemporary Israeli politics. He includes the statesmen and soldiers who led Israel and fought for it--Moshe Dayan, Ariel Sharon, Golda Meir, Yitschak Rabin, Shimon Peres, Menachem Begin, and others--as well as the Arab leaders who opposed them. Van Creveld also corrects a number of famous misconceptions about the IDF--for example, that male and female soldiers are treated as equals--and reveals just how Israel may have secretly used its nuclear threat to win battles it might otherwise have lost. The sword and the olive also shows how, in 1982 in Lebanon, the Israeli Army for the first time fought a significantly weaker enemy and failed miserably. The Lebanese debacle--"Israel's Vietnam"--Was followed almost immediately by the IDF's attempt to put down the Palestinian uprising by force. Israel's troops killed over ten Arabs for every soldier they themselves lost, but as they did so their self respect disintegrated and their moral collapsed. The IDF has yet to recover and now it is beginning to realize that the greatest danger may not be from its Arab neighbors, but from within
Men, women, and war by Martin Van Creveld( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout history, women have been shielded from the heat of battle, their role limited to supporting the men who do the actual fighting. Now all that has changed, and for the first time females have taken their place on the front lines. But, do they actually belong there? A distinguished military historian answers the question with a vehement no, arguing women are less physically capable, more injury-prone, given more lenient conditions, and disastrous for morale and military preparedness. Groundbreaking and controversial
The changing face of war : lessons of combat, from the Marne to Iraq by Martin Van Creveld( Book )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most influential experts on military history and strategy has now written an original and provocative account of the past hundred years of global conflict. This book reveals the path that led to the impasse in Iraq, why powerful standing armies are now helpless against ill-equipped insurgents, and how the security of sovereign nations may be maintained in the future. Van Creveld takes us on a journey from the last century's clashes of massive armies to today's short, high-tech, lopsided skirmishes and frustrating quagmires. War today is a mix of the ancient and the advanced, as state-of-the-art armies fail to defeat small groups of crudely outfitted guerrilla and terrorists. How to learn from the recent past to reshape the military for this new challenge--how we can still save, in a sense, the free world--is the ultimate lesson of this big, bold, and cautionary work.--From publisher description
Nuclear proliferation and the future of conflict by Martin Van Creveld( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defending Israel : a controversial plan toward peace by Martin Van Creveld( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israel is a tiny country. From tip to toe, it stretches 260 miles long but is only 60 miles at its widest point. Since the days of the British mandate, the question of "defensible borders" for the Jewish state has always been problematic. Yet considering the larger picture of what has happened in the Middle East over the last 25 years -- the peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan, the weakening of Syria as a result of the collapse of the USSR, the smashing of Iraq by the U.S -- Israel is, militarily speaking, stronger than ever before. The greatest remaining threats are terrorism and guerilla warfare; and those, this book argues, are best dealt with territorial concessions. This is a compact, incisive study that is certain to draw attention
Air power and maneuver warfare by Martin Van Creveld( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors identify and discuss the fundamental concepts and principles of maneuver warfare, compare and contrast it to attrition-style warfare, and trace its origins and history. They examine the role of airpower in enhancing maneuver during the early German campaigns of World War II, in Germany's 1941 Russian campaigns, and in the Soviet version of maneuver warfare in World War II. They analyze the importance of airpower in maneuver warfare employed by Israel in the 1967 and 1973 wars and by coalition forces in the Gulf War. Dr. van Creveld forecasts what the role of airpower will be in warfare during the coming years. The book includes a response to the authors by the air doctrine analysts at Air University
Wargames : from gladiators to gigabytes by Martin Van Creveld( Book )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where did wargames come from? Who participated in them, and why? How is their development related to changes in real-life warfare? Which aspects of war did they capture, which ones did they leave out, how, and why? What do they tell us about the conduct of war in the times and places where they were played? How useful are they in training and preparation for war? Why are some so much more popular than others, and how do men and women differ in their interest? Starting with the combat of David versus Goliath, passing through the gladiatorial games, tournaments, trials by battle, duels, and board games such as chess, all the way to the latest simulations and computer games, this unique book traces the subject in all its splendid richness. As it does so, it provides new and occasionally surprising insights into human nature
Conscience : a biography by Martin Van Creveld( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many consider conscience to be one of the most important—if not the fundamental—quality that makes us human, distinguishing us from animals, on one hand, and machines on the other. But what is conscience, exactly? Is it a product of our biological roots, as Darwin thought, or is it a purely social invention? If the latter, how did it come into the world? In this biography of that most elusive human element, Martin van Creveld explores conscience throughout history, ranging across numerous subjects, from human rights to health to the environment. Along the way he considers the evolution of conscience in its myriad, occasionally strange, and ever-surprising permutations. He examines the Old Testament, which—erroneously, it turns out—is normally seen as the fountainhead from which the Western idea of conscience has sprung. Next, he takes us to meet Antigone, the first person on record to explicitly speak of conscience. We then visit with the philosophers Zeno, Cicero and Seneca; with Christian thinkers such as Paul, Augustine, Aquinas, and, above all, Martin Luther; as well as modern intellectual giants such as Machiavelli, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, and Freud. Individual chapters are devoted to Japan, China, and even the Nazis, as well as the most recent discoveries in robotics and neuroscience and how they have contributed to the ways we think about our own morality. Ultimately, van Creveld shows that conscience remains as elusive as ever, a continuously mysterious voice that guides how we think about right and wrong
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Supplying war : logistics from Wallenstein to Patton
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Ван Кревельд, Мартин 1946-

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Кревельд, Мартин ван израильский военный историк и правозащитник

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מרטין ון קרפלד

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קרפלד, מרטין ון, 1946-

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반 크레벨드, 마틴 1946-

반 크레벨트, 마틴 1946-

반 크레벨트, 마틴 L. 1946-

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반 크레펠트, 마르틴 1946-

범극륵위이덕, 마정 1946-

판 크레펠트, 마틴 1946-

クレヴェルト, マーチン・ヴァン

クレフェルト, マーチン・ファン

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Supplying war : logistics from Wallenstein to PattonThe transformation of warThe rise and decline of the stateCommand in warThe culture of warHitler's strategy 1940-1941 : the Balkan clueThe age of airpowerThe land of blood and honey : the rise of modern Israel