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War, Peace and International Relations

An introduction to strategic history

By Colin S. Gray, Colin S. Gray

Routledge – 2007 – 320 pages

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  • Paperback:
    978-0-415-38639-5
    April 19th 2007
    Out-of-print
  • Hardback:
    978-0-415-38638-8
    April 26th 2007
    Out-of-print

Description

This new volume explores the theory and practice of war and peace in modern historical context.

In fifteen clear and concise chapters, this book hits the high and low points of international politics over a two hundred year period, plus a brief foray into the future out to 2025. War, Peace and International Relations serves as an excellent introduction to the international history of the past two centuries, showing how those two centuries were shaped and reshaped extensively by war. This book takes a broad view of what was relevant to the causes, courses, and consequences of wars.

This upper-level textbook is an invaluable resource for students of strategic studies, security studies, international relations and international history.

Reviews

'The author’s discussions and clarity of thought and expression make this work ideal as a textbook for introducing civilian students and prospective military officers of the various military academies to the subject.' - Parameters

Contents

1. Strategic History, 1800-2025: Themes and Contexts 2. Carl von Clausewitz and the Theory of War 3. From Limited War to National War: The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Way of War 4. The Nineteenth Century, I: A Strategic View 5. The Nineteenth Century, II: Technology, Warfare, and International Order 6. The Great War and the Invention of Modern Warfare, 1914-18 7. The Twenty-Year Armistice, 1919-1939 8. The Second World War in Europe, I: The Structure and Course of Total War 9. The Second World War in Europe, II: Understanding the War 10. The Second World War in Asia-Pacific, I: Politics 11. The Second World War in Asia-Pacific, II: Strategy 12. The Cold War, I: Politics and Ideology 13. The Cold War, II: The Nuclear Revolution 14. War and Peace After the Cold War: The Interwar Decade 15. 9/11 and the Age of Terror

Author Bio

Colin S. Gray is professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Reading. He has published 20 books and innumerable journal articles.

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Categories: Strategic Studies, International Security, International Relations, War & Conflict Studies, Military Studies, Security Studies - Military & Strategic, Military & Strategic Studies, Security Studies - Pol & Intl Relns, Contemporary Conflict, 19th Century Military History, World War II, World Military History, Cold War Studies, Land Power, Sea Power, Strategic History, Strategic Theory