What Makes A Battle Decisive?

What Makes A Battle Decisive?

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This Lecture: Contemplate the ways in which warfare can change the course of historical events. Examine the factors that make a military battle "decisive," such as its role in transfers of power and its social and political effects, and consider the study of battles as an analytical tool for understanding history. The Course: Discover the military conflicts that have had the greatest impact in shifting the direction of historical events and shaping our world in The Decisive Battles of World History. Covering nearly 4,000 years, this course explores more than three dozen history-making military engagements, from the landmark battles of the Western world to their counterparts across Asia, India, and the Middle East. All Lectures: 1. What Makes a Battle Decisive? 2. 1274 B.C. Kadesh- Greatest Chariot Battle 3. 479 B.C. Plataea-Greece Wins Freedom 4. 331 B.C. Gaugamela-Alexander's Genius 5. 197 B.C. Cynoscephalae-Legion vs. Phalanx 6. 31 B.C. Actium-Birth of the Roman Empire 7. 260-110 B.C. China-Struggles for Unification 8. 636 Yarmouk & al-Qadisiyyah-Islam Triumphs 9. 751 Talas & 1192 Tarain-Islam into Asia 10. 1066 Hastings-William Conquers England 11. 1087 Hattin-Crusader Desert Disaster 12. 1260 Ain Jalut-Can the Mongols Be Stopped? 13. 1410 Tannenberg-Cataclysm of Knights 14. Frigidus, Badr, Diu-Obscure Turning Points 15. 1521 Tenochtitlǹ-Aztecs vs. Conquistadors 16. 1532 Cajamarca-Inca vs. Conquistadors 17. 1526 & 1556 Panipat-Babur & Akbar in India 18. 1571 Lepanto-Last Gasp of the Galleys 19. 1592 Sacheon-Yi's Mighty Turtle Ships 20. 1600 Sekigahara-Samurai Showdown 21. 1683 Vienna-The Great Ottoman Siege 22. 1709 Poltava-Sweden's Fall, Russia's Rise 23. 1759 Quebec-Battle for North America 24. 1776 Trenton-The Revolution's Darkest Hour 25. 1805 Trafalgar-Nelson Thwarts Napoleon 26. 1813 Leipzig-The Grand Coalition 27. 1824 Ayacucho-South American Independence 28. 1836 San Jacinto-Mexico's Big Loss 29. 1862 Antietam-The Civil War's Bloodiest Day 30. 1866 Kn̲iggrt̃z-Bismarck Molds Germany 31. 1905 Tsushima-Japan Humiliates Russia 32. 1914 Marne-Paris Is Saved 33. 1939 Khalkin Gol-Sowing the Seeds of WWII 34. 1942 Midway-Four Minutes Change Everything 35. 1942 Stalingrad-Hitler's Ambitions Crushed 36. Recent & Not-So-Decisive Decisive Battles
Publisher: [United States]: The Great Courses, 2014.
Edition: Unabridged.
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Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (30 min.)) : digital.
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Additional Contributors: Aldrete, Gregory S.
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