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RMA IN HISTORY: ANCIENT TO ATOMIC ERAS IN TWO PARTS:

Part1: Military Innovation from the Ancient to early Industrial Era 
(Note: Works which span both pre and post Industrial Era will be included in this section.)

Ayton, Andrew and J. L. Price, eds. The Medieval Revolution: State, Society and Military Change in Medieval and Early Modern Europe. London: I.B. Tauris, 1995. 

Brodie, Bernard and Fawn. From Crossbow to H-Bomb. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1973.

Chandler, David G. The Art of Warfare in the Age of Marlborough. London: Batsford, 1976.

Cipollan, Carlo M. Guns, Sails, and Empires: Technological Innovation and the Early Phases of European Expansion,1400-1700. New York: Minerva, 1965.

Corvisier, Andre. Armies and Societies in Europe, 1494-1789. Bloomington: University of Indiana Press, 1979.

Craig, Gordon. The Politics of the Prussian Army, 1640-1945. Oxford: Clarendon, 1975.

Duby, Georges. The Early Growth of European Economy: Warriors and Peasants from the Seventh to the Twelfth Century. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1974.

Fuller, William C., Jr. Strategy and Power in Russia 1600-1914. New York: Free Press, 1992.

Holmes, Richard, ed. The World Atlas of Warfare: Military Innovations that Changed the Course of History. London: Mitchell Beazley, 1988.

Howard, Michael, ed. The Theory and Practice of War. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975.

Kierman, Frank A. Jr. and John K. Fairbanks, eds. Chinese Ways of Warfare. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1974.

Lynn, John A., ed. The Tools of War: Instruments, Ideas and Institutions of Warfare: 1445-1871. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1990.

McFarlane, K. B. "War, Economy and Social Change: England and the Hundred Years Wars," Past and Present, Vol. 22, (1962), pp. 3-17.

McNeill, William H. The Pursuit of Power: Technology, Armed Forces and Society Since AD 1000. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983.

Paret, Peter, ed. Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1986.

Pipes, Daniel. Slave Soldiers and Islam: The Genesis of a Military System. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1981.

Porter, Bruce D. War and the Rise of the State: The Military Foundations of Modern Politics. New York: Free Press, 1994.

Parker, Geoffrey. "The 'Military Revolution', 1560-1660 -- A Myth?" Journal of Modern History,Vol. 48, (June 1976), pp. 195-214.

----------. The Military Revolution: Military Innovation and the Rise of the West, 1500-1800. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988.

Roberts, Michael. "The Military Revolution, 1560-1660," Essays in Swedish History. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1967.

Rogers, Clifford J. "The Military Revolutions of the Hundreds Years' War," The Journal of Military History, Vol. 57, No. 2 (April 1993), pp. 241-278.

Van Creveld, Martin L. Technology and War. New York: Free Press, 1989.

----------. Supplying War: Logistics from Wallenstein to Patton. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1977.

Van Doorn, Jacobus A. A. The Soldier and Social Change: Comparative Studies in the History and Sociology of the Military. Beverly Hills: Sage Publications, 1975.

Weigley, Russell F. The Age of Battles: The Quest for Decisive Warfare from Breitenfeld to Waterloo. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1991.

Winter, J. M. War and Economic Development. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1975.

Yapp, M. E. and V. J. Parry, eds. War, Technology and Society in the Middle East. London: Oxford University Press, 1975.

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Part II: Industrial Age to Nuclear Era

Addington, Larry H. The Blitzkrieg Era and the German General Staff, 1865-1914. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1971.

Baker, W. A. From Paddle Steamer to Nuclear Ship: A History of the Engine Powered Vessel. London: Watts, 1965.

Brodie, Bernard. Sea Power in the Machine Age. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1942.

Best, Geoffrey and Anthony Wheatcroft, eds. War, Economy and the Military Mind. London: Croom Helm, 1976.

Bidwell, Shelford and Dominick Graham. Fire Power: British Army Weapons and Theories of War, 1904-1945. London: Allen & Unwin, 1982.

Carroll, B.A. Design for Total War: Arms and Economics in the Third Reich. The Hague: Mouton, 1968.

Clarke, Jeffrey. Military Technology in Republican France: The Evolution of the French Armored Force, 1917-1940. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1971.

Colin, Jean. The Transformations of War. Westport: Greenwood, 1977.

Corum, James S. The Roots of Blitzkrieg: Hans von Seeckt and German Military Reform. Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 1992.

Epstein, Robert M. Napoleon's Last Victory and the Emergence of Modern War. Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 1990.

Fehner, Terrence R. National Responses to Technological Innovations in Weapons Systems, 1815 to the Present. Rockville: History Associates Inc., 1986.

Fairbanks, Charles H., Jr. "Choosing Among Technologies in the Anglo-German Naval Arms Competition, 1895-1915," Naval History: The Seventh Symposium of the U.S. Naval Academy. William B. Cogar, Ed. Wilmington: Scholarly Resources, 1988.

Headrick, Daniel R. The Tools of Empire: Technology and European Imperialism in the 19th Century. New York: Oxford University Press, 1981.

Howard, Michael, ed. The Theory and Practice of War. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975.

Milward, Alan S. War, Economy and Society, 1939-1945. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1977.

Porch, Douglas. Army and Revolution: France, 1815-1848. London: Routledge & K. Paul, 1974.

Posen, Barry R. The Sources of Military Doctrine: France, Britain, and Germany Between the World Wars. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1984.

Purves, J.G. "Nineteenth Century Russia and the Revolution in Military Technology," War and Society in the Nineteenth Century Russian Empire. J. G. Purves and D. A. West, Eds. Toronto: New Review Books, 1972.

Showalter, Dennis. Railroads and Rifles: Soldiers, Technology and the Unification of Germany. Hamden: Shoestring  Press, 1976.

Smith, Merritt Roe, ed. Military Enterprise and Technological Change: Perspectives on the American Experience. Cambridge: MIT, 1985.

----------, Everett Mendelsohn and Peter Weingart, eds. Science, Technology and the Military. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1988.

Sumida, Jon Tetsuro. In Defense of Naval Supremacy: Finance, Technology and British Naval Policy, 1889-1914. London: Routledge, 1989.

----------. "'The Best Laid Plans': The Development of British Battlefield Tactics, 1919-1942," International History Review, Vol. 14, No. 4 (November 1992), pp. 681-700.

Travers, Timothy and Christon Archer, eds. Politics, Technology and Innovation in the Twentieth Century. Chicago: Precedent, 1982.


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