Castles, Battles, and Bombs: How Economics Explains Military History (by Hubert van Tuyll, Jurgen Brauer)


Author(s): Hubert van Tuyll, Jurgen Brauer

Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
Publish date: 2008-05-01
ISBN-10: 0226071634
ISBN-13: 9780226071633
Language: English
Description:
 
Castles, Battles, and Bombs reconsiders key
episodes of military history from the point of view of
economics—with dramatically insightful results. For
example, when looked at as a question of sheer cost, the
building of castles in the High Middle Ages seems almost
inevitable: though stunningly expensive, a strong castle
was far cheaper to maintain than a standing army. The
authors also reexamine the strategic bombing of Germany
in World War II and provide new insights into France’s… more…

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