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The Pursuit of Power Technology, Armed Force and Society Since A.D. 1000

by William H. McNeill

  • ISBN: 9780226561585
  • ISBN10: 0226561585

The Pursuit of Power Technology, Armed Force and Society Since A.D. 1000

by William H. McNeill

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 08/01/1984
  • ISBN: 9780226561585
  • ISBN10: 0226561585
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Description: Preface 1. Arms and Society in Antiquity 2. The Era of Chinese Predominance, 1000-1500 Market and Command in Medieval China Market Mobilization beyond China's borders 3. The Business of War in Europe, 1000-1600 Pioneering the Business of War in Northern Italy The Gunpowder Revolution and the Rise of Atlantic Europe The Market Asserts Control 4. Advances in Europe's Art of War, 1600-1750 Geographical Spread Improvements in the Control of Armies Standardization and Quasi-Stabilization of European Armed Forces 5. Strains on Europe's Bureaucratization of Violence, 1700-1789 Disequilibrium Arising from Frontier Expansion Challenges Arising from Deliberate Reorganization 6. The Military Impact of the French Political and the British Industrial Revolutions, 1789-1840 The French Formula for Relieving Population Pressure The British Variant Postwar Settlement, 1815-40 7. The Initial Industrialization of War, 1840-84 Commercial and National Armaments Rivalries A New Paradigm: The Prussian Way of War Global Repercussions 8. Intensified Military-Industrial Interaction, 1884-1914 Decay of Britain's Strategic Position Emergence of the Military-Industrial Complex in Great Britain Naval Armament and the Politicization of Economics The Limits of Rational Design and Management International Repercussions 9. World Wars of the Twentieth Century Balance of Power and Demography in World Wars I and II Managerial Metamorphosis in World War I: First Phase, 1914-16 Managerial Metamorphosis in World War I: Second Phase, 1916-18 Interwar Reaction and Return to Managed Economies during World War II 10. The Arms Race and Command Economies since 1945 Conclusion Index
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