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Edward Creasy’s 1851 military analysis of fifteen world battles is a classic of its genre. Appearing between Clausewitz’s On War (1832) and Ardant Du Picq’s Battle Studies (composed c.1870), The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World: From Marathon to Waterloo is essential reading for military scientists. 
Each chapter of Creasy’s strategy book dissects a different battle. The fifteen chapters are: 
I - THE BATTLE OF MARATHON 
II - DEFEAT OF THE ATHENIANS AT SYRACUSE, B.C. 413 
III - THE BATTLE OF ARBELA, B.C. 331 
IV - THE BATTLE OF THE METAURUS, B.C. 207 
V - VICTORY OF ARMINIUS OVER THE ROMAN LEGIONS UNDER VARUS, A.D. 9 
VI - THE BATTLE OF CHALONS, A.D. 451 
VII - THE BATTLE OF TOURS, A.D. 732 
VIII - THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS, 1066 
IX - JOAN OF ARC'S VICTORY OVER THE ENGLISH AT ORLEANS, A.D. 1429 
X - THE DEFEAT OF THE SPANISH ARMADA, A.D. 1588 
XI - THE BATTLE OF BLENHEIM, 1704 
XII - THE BATTLE OF PULTOWA, 1709 
XIII - VICTORY OF THE AMERICANS OVER BURGOYNE AT SARATOGA, A.D. 1777 
XIV - THE BATTLE OF VALMY 
XV – THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO, 1815 
This Enhanced Media edition of The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World: From Marathon to Waterloo includes an annotated image gallery. 
Sir Edward Shepherd Creasy (1812-1878) was an English historian and jurist. His best known contribution to literature is his Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World (1851).

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