Perilous Glory

The Rise of Western Military Power
Author(s): 
France, John
ISBN: 
9780300120745
Date published: 
September 2011
Hardback
Price: 
£35.00

This expansive book surveys the history of warfare from ancient Mesopotamia to the Gulf War in search of a deeper understanding of the origins of Western warfare and the reasons for its eminence today. Historian John France explores the experience of war around the globe, in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America. His bold conclusions cast doubt on well-entrenched attitudes about the development of military strength, the impact of culture on warfare, the future of Western dominance, and much more.