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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 since 1815

    Edited by Jeremy Black

    Series: Warfare and History

    Conflict is central to human history. It is often the cause, course and consequence of social, cultural and political change. Military history therefore has to be more than a technical analysis of armed conflict. War in the Modern World since 1815 addresses war as a cultural phenomenon, discusses...

    Published July 23rd 2003 by Routledge

  2. World War Two

    A Military History

    By Jeremy Black

    Series: Warfare and History

    Cutting through over half a century of historical build-up, this new and convincing account of World War II uses a global perspective to explain the complicated course in military terms. Black, a distinguished military historian , bucks the current trend to demilitarise and gives due weight to the...

    Published July 9th 2003 by Routledge

  3. Warfare and Society in the Barbarian West 450-900

    By Guy Halsall

    Series: Warfare and History

    Guy Halsall relates warfare to many aspects of medieval life, economy, society and politics.This book recovers its distinctiveness, looking at warfare in a rounded context in the British Isles and Western Europe between the end of the Roman Empire and the break-up of the Carolingian Empire....

    Published May 14th 2003 by Routledge

  4. Mughal Warfare

    Indian Frontiers and Highroads to Empire 1500–1700

    By J.J.L. Gommans

    Series: Warfare and History

    Mughal Warfare offers a much-needed new survey of the military history of Mughal India during the age of imperial splendour from 1500 to 1700. Jos Gommans looks at warfare as an integrated aspect of pre-colonial Indian society.Based on a vast range of primary sources from Europe and India, this...

    Published August 14th 2002 by Routledge

  5. Warfare and Society in Imperial Rome, C. 31 BC-AD 280

    By Brian Campbell

    Series: Warfare and History

    This well-documented study of the Roman army provides a crucial aid to understanding the Roman Empire in economic, social and political terms. Employing numerous examples, Brian Campbell explores the development of the Roman army and the expansion of the Roman Empire from 31 BC-280 AD.When Augustus...

    Published July 17th 2002 by Routledge

  6. European Warfare, 1494-1660

    By Jeremy Black

    Series: Warfare and History

    The onset of the Italian Wars in 1494, subsequently seen as the onset of 'modern warfare', provides the starting point for this impressive survey of European Warfare in early modern Europe. Huge developments in the logistics of war combined with exploration and expansion meant interaction with...

    Published July 10th 2002 by Routledge

  7. The Irish and British Wars, 1637–1654

    Triumph, Tragedy, and Failure

    By James Scott Wheeler

    Series: Warfare and History

    With numerous maps and illustrations, James Scott Wheeler connects the strategic and tactical levels of war with political actions and reactions, and discusses how Britain and Ireland became battlegrounds in the 'war of three kingdoms'. The various stages of this period of turmoil are clearly...

    Published June 19th 2002 by Routledge

  8. Medieval Naval Warfare 1000–1500

    By Susan Rose

    Series: Warfare and History

    How were medieval navies organised, and how did powerful rulers use them? Medieval Naval Warfare, 1000-1500 provides a wealth of information about the strategy and tactics of these early fleets and the extent to which the possibilities of sea power were understood and exploited. This fascinating...

    Published December 19th 2001 by Routledge

  9. Medieval Chinese Warfare 300-900

    By David Graff

    Series: Warfare and History

    Shortly after 300 AD, barbarian invaders from Inner Asia toppled China's Western Jin dynasty, leaving the country divided and at war for several centuries. Despite this, the empire gradually formed a unified imperial order. Medieval Chinese Warfare, 300-900 explores the military strategies,...

    Published November 28th 2001 by Routledge

  10. War and the State in Early Modern Europe

    Spain, the Dutch Republic and Sweden as Fiscal-Military States

    By Jan Glete

    Series: Warfare and History

    The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries saw many ambitious European rulers develop permanent armies and navies. War and the State in Early Modern Europe examines this military change as a central part of the political, social and economic transformation of early modern Europe.This important study...

    Published November 7th 2001 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. War in the Modern World, 1990-2014
    By Jeremy Black
    To Be Published September 17th 2014

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