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Warfare and History

Series Editor: Jeremy Black

This new series of single-authored books on war, warfare and society marks a major new publishing initiative in military history for undergraduate students. Covering the whole span of history, the series seeks to encourage works on the impact of war and the preparations for war on social, economic and political developments. The books will eschew the 'battles and generals' approach, and seek to place militarism in context.

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  1. War in the Modern World, 1990-2014

    By Jeremy Black

    Series: Warfare and History

    In War in the Modern World, 1990-2014, Jeremy Black looks at the most modern of conflicts from the perspective that war is a central feature of the modern world. Arguing that understanding non-Western developments is crucial if the potential of Western war-making is to be assessed accurately, the...

    Published September 9th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Israel's Wars

    A History since 1947, 3rd Edition

    By Ahron Bregman

    Series: Warfare and History

    Since its foundation, the state of Israel has endured almost constant violence. Israel's Wars is a fascinating and essential insight into the turbulent history of this troubled country. From the 1947–8 Jewish-Palestinian struggle for mastery of the land of Palestine to the on-going Al-Aqsa...

    Published December 2nd 2009 by Routledge

  3. Warfare, State and Society on the Black Sea Steppe, 1500–1700

    By Brian Davies

    Series: Warfare and History

    This crucial period in Russia's history has, up until now, been neglected by historians, but here Brian L. Davies' study provides an essential insight into the emergence of Russia as a great power. For nearly three centuries, Russia vied with the Crimean Khanate, the Polish-Lithuanian...

    Published April 30th 2007 by Routledge

  4. European Warfare in a Global Context, 1660–1815

    By Jeremy Black

    Series: Warfare and History

    This original book presents a global approach to eighteenth century warfare. Emphasis is placed on the importance of conflict in the period and the capacity for decisiveness in impact and development in method. Through this Jeremy Black extends the view beyond land to naval conflict. European...

    Published December 12th 2006 by Routledge

  5. The War for a Nation

    The American Civil War

    By Susan-Mary Grant

    Series: Warfare and History

    The War for a Nation provides a brief introduction to the American Civil War from the perspective of military personnel and civilians who participated in the conflict. Susan-Mary Grant brings the war, its many battles, and those who fought them – male and female, black and white – to the center of...

    Published August 4th 2006 by Routledge

  6. Warfare in the Ancient Near East to 1600 BC

    Holy Warriors at the Dawn of History

    By William J. Hamblin

    Series: Warfare and History

    The only book available that covers this subject, Warfare in the Ancient Near East is a groundbreaking and fascinating study of ancient near Eastern military history from the Neolithic era to the middle Bronze Ages. Drawing on an extensive range of textual, artistic and archaeological data, William...

    Published February 23rd 2006 by Routledge

  7. Indian Wars of Canada, Mexico and the United States, 1812-1900

    By Bruce Vandervort

    Series: Warfare and History

    Drawing on anthropology and ethnohistory as well as the ‘new military history’ Indian Wars of Mexico, Canada and the United States, 1812-1900 interprets and compares the way Indians and European Americans waged wars in Canada, Mexico, the USA and Yucatán during the nineteenth century. Fully...

    Published December 7th 2005 by Routledge

  8. The Wars of the French Revolution and Napoleon, 1792–1815

    By Owen Connelly

    Series: Warfare and History

    Written by an experienced author and expert in the field, Wars of the French Revolution and Napoleon, 1792-1815 provides a thorough re-examination of the crucial period in the history of France for students of history and military studies. Based on extensive research, and including twenty detailed...

    Published November 24th 2005 by Routledge

  9. War, Politics and Society in Early Modern China, 900–1795

    By Peter Lorge

    Series: Warfare and History

    This comprehensive survey of Chinese military history is the only book in English to span the significant years from 900 – 1795. Peter Lorge questions current theories on China’s relationship to war, and argues that war was the most important tool used by the Chinese in building and maintaining...

    Published October 27th 2005 by Routledge

  10. Samurai, Warfare and the State in Early Medieval Japan

    By Karl F. Friday

    Series: Warfare and History

    Karl Friday, an internationally recognised authority on Japanese warriors, provides the first comprehensive study of the topic to be published in English. This work incorporates nearly twenty years of on-going research and draws on both new readings of primary sources and the most recent secondary...

    Published December 11th 2003 by Routledge

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