MAPS OF WAR
Through the Centuries
By Jeremy Black
6 October, 2016
£30.00 Hardback / £27.99 eBook
Maps of War is a magnificent exploration of how conflict was planned and recorded from the Renaissance period to today. Using maps produced at the time, this volume provides a sumptuous and fascinating guide to warfare.
The beginnings of military mapping, including the impact of printing and the introduction of gunpowder
The seventeenth century and the significance of fortification maps
The First World War, with maps showing trench warfare and aerial reconnaissance
The Second World War: including planning maps and propaganda maps
Modern warfare, with special sections on the Vietnam War and the Gulf Wars
Jeremy Black, internationally known military historian and Professor of History at the University of Exeter, is the author of The Cold War: A Military History, Rethinking World War Two: The Conflict and its Legacy and Metropolis, among many others. He is also a keen writer on maps and their history. This book brings together his two main interests.