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Great strategic rivalries : from the classical world to the Cold War / edited by James Lacey

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Great strategic rivalries : from the classical world to the Cold War / edited by James Lacey
New York, NY : Oxford University Press
662 pages
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Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction, Dr. James G. Lacey, Marine Corps War College -- Athens and Sparta by Dr. Paul A. Rahe, Hoover Institution -- Enduring Strategic Rivalries: Rome versus Carthage by Dr. Barry S. Strauss, Cornell University -- Rome, Parthia, and Sassanid Persia: Strategic Rivalries in the Classical Near East by Kenneth W. Harl, Tulane University -- "1066 and All That": English and French Strategic Rivalry During the Middle Ages by Dr. Kelly R. DeVries, Loyola University, Baltimore -- Genoa and Venice by Dr. Christine Shaw, University of Oxford -- Incest, Blind Faith, and Conquest: The Spanish Habsburgs and their Enemies, 1516-1713 by Dr. Geoffrey Parker, Ohio State University -- Islam's Final Push by Andrew Wheatcroft -- A Contest for Trade and Empire: England v. France, 1658-1783 by Dr. Matt Schumann, Eastern Michigan University -- Enduring Strategic Rivalries: Great Britain vs. France during the French Wars (1792-1815) by Dr. Michael V. Leggiere, University of North Texas -- The Franco-German Rivalry by Dr. Geoffrey Wawaro, University of North Texas -- Enduring Strategic Rivalries: The British Empire versus the American Empire, c. 1812-c. 1940 by Dr. Kathleen M. Burk, University of College, London -- Britain and Germany: 1914-1945 by Dr. Williamson Murray, Ohio State University -- China, Russia, and Japan and the Competition to Create a New World Order by Dr. S. C. M. Paine, U.S. Naval War College -- The Russo-German Strategic Rivalry: 1871-1945, Dr. Robert M. Citino, U.S. Army War College -- Enduring Strategic Rivalries: US-Japan Strategic Rivalry to 1941 by Dr. William M. Morgan, U.S. Marine Corps War College -- Cold War Strategic Rivalry: The Soviet Union Contra Mundo (1945-1991) by Dr. James H. Anderson, U.S. Marine Corps War College
" From the legendary antagonism between Athens and Sparta during the Peloponnesian War to the Napoleonic Wars and the two World Wars of the twentieth century, the past is littered with long-term strategic rivalries. History tells us that such enduring rivalries can end in one of three ways: a series of exhausting conflicts in which one side eventually prevails, as in the case of the Punic Wars between ancient Rome and Carthage, a peaceful and hopefully orderly transition, like the rivalry between Great Britain and the United States at the turn of the twentieth century, or a one-sided collapse, such as the conclusion of the Cold War with the fall of the Soviet Union. However, in spite of a wealth of historical examples, the future of state rivalries remains a matter of conjecture. Great Strategic Rivalries explores the causes and implications of past strategic rivalries, revealing lessons for the current geopolitical landscape. Each chapter offers an accessible narrative of a historically significant rivalry, comprehensively covering the political, diplomatic, economic, and military dimensions of its history. Featuring original essays by world-class historians--including Barry Strauss, Geoffrey Parker, Williamson Murray, and Geoffrey Wawro--this collection provides an in-depth look at how interstate relations develop into often violent rivalries and how these are ultimately resolved. Much more than an engaging history, Great Strategic Rivalries contains valuable insight into current conflicts around the globe for policymakers and policy watchers alike. "-- Provided by publisher
"The first work covering a key element of the strategic relationship between states from ancient history to the late 20th century, Great Strategic Rivalries fills a major gap in the historiography of state relations. Each chapter provides an accessible narrative of an historically significant rivalry, comprehensively covering all aspects (political, diplomatic, economic, and military) of its history"-- Provided by publisher
Includes index
9780190620462 (hardback) (ISBN)
http://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb45203172c (URN)
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