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WARGAMES

Van Creveld Martin

Oprawa:
TWARDA

Wydawca:
Cambridge University Press

Data premiery:
2013-04-04

ISBN:
9781107036956

325,50 PLN
Wysyłamy w 21 dni

Opis produktu

Martin van Creveld is Emeritus Professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and one of the worlds best known experts on military history and strategy. He is the author of over twenty books covering all aspects of these subjects which have now been translated into twenty languages including Chinese French German Greek Italian Japanese Korean Polish Portuguese Russian Serb and Spanish. Professor van Creveld has consulted for the defense establishments of various countries and taught or lectured at many institutes of higher learning both military and civilian. He has also written hundreds of articles and conducted interviews for newspapers television and radio all over the world.Explores the history and development of wargames and how they relate to real war and society in general.War and games have always been intimately related in many different ways. This book studies the history of wargames from the Old Testament to computer games and explores their development their links to real warfare and their role in human culture at large.War and games have always been intimately related in many different ways. This book studies the history of wargames from the Old Testament to computer games and explores their development their links to real warfare and their role in human culture at large.Where did wargames come from? Who participated in them and why? How is their development related to changes in reallife 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.Introduction: 1. On animals and men: 2. Games and gladiators: 3. Trials by combat tournaments and duels: 4. Battles campaigns wars and politics: 5. From bloody games to bloodless wars: 6. Enter the computer: 7. The females of the species: 8. Conclusions: the mirrors and the mirrored.No other historian could bring us this marvellous history of wargaming and its relationship to the larger strategic and societal trends that are the critical context for the impact these games have had. Paul Bracken Yale University and author of The Second Nuclear AgeA witty wideranging and uniquely inclusive analysis of wargames that goes beyond games and simulations of war and combat. This is the story of all forms of war and all the games developed over thousands of years to practice simulate or analyze these conflicts. James F. Dunnigan editorinchief strategypage.c

Data Publikacji: 2013-04-04
Wymiary: 228 mm 152 mm 20 mm 580 gr

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