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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. The Armies of the Caliphs

    Military and Society in the Early Islamic State

    By Hugh Kennedy

    Series: Warfare and History

    The Armies of the Caliphs is the first major study of the relationship between army and society in the early Islamic period, and reveals the pivotal role of the military in politics. Through a thorough examination of recruitment, payment, weaponry and fortifications in the armies, The Armies...

    Published July 25th 2001 by Routledge

  2. Modern Insurgencies and Counter-Insurgencies

    Guerrillas and their Opponents since 1750

    By Ian Beckett, Ian F. Beckett

    Series: Warfare and History

    Modern Insurgencies and Counter-Insurgencies explores how unconventional warfare tactics have opposed past and present governments all over the world, from eighteenth-century guerrilla warfare to the urban terrorism of today. Insurgency remains one of the most prevalent forms of conflict and...

    Published July 25th 2001 by Routledge

  3. English Warfare, 1511–1642

    By Mark Charles Fissell

    Series: Warfare and History

    English Warfare 1511-1642 chronicles and analyses military operations from the reign of Henry VIII to the outbreak of the Civil War. The Tudor and Stuart periods laid the foundations of modern English military power. Henry VIII's expeditions, the Elizabethan contest with Catholic Europe, and the...

    Published May 23rd 2001 by Routledge

  4. Modern Chinese Warfare, 1795-1989

    By Bruce A. Elleman

    Series: Warfare and History

    Why did the Chinese empire collapse and why did it take so long for a new government to reunite China? Modern Chinese Warfare, 1795-1989 seeks to answer these questions by exploring the most important domestic and international conflicts over the past two hundred years, from the last half of the...

    Published February 21st 2001 by Routledge

  5. Naval Warfare, 1815-1914

    By Lawrence Sondhaus

    Series: Warfare and History

    This book looks at the transition of wooden sailing fleets to the modern steel navy. It details the technological breakthroughs that brought about this change - steampower, armour, artillery and torpedoes, and looks at their affect on naval strategy and tactics.Part of the ever-growing and...

    Published November 22nd 2000 by Routledge

  6. The Balkan Wars 1912-1913

    Prelude to the First World War

    By Richard C. Hall

    Series: Warfare and History

    In The Balkan Wars 1912-1913, Richard Hall examines the origins, the enactment and the resolution of the Balkan Wars, during which the Ottoman Empire fought a Balkan coalition of Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro and Serbia. The Balkan Wars of 1912 - 1913 opened an era of conflict in Europe at the...

    Published August 23rd 2000 by Routledge

  7. The Soviet Military Experience

    A History of the Soviet Army, 1917-1991

    By Roger R. Reese

    Series: Warfare and History

    The Soviet Military Experience is the first general work to place the Soviet army into its true social, political and international contexts.It focuses on the Bolshevik Party's intention to create an army of a new type, whose aim was both to defend the people and propagate Marxist ideals to the...

    Published December 22nd 1999 by Routledge

  8. Warfare and Society in Europe, 1792- 1914

    By Geoffrey Wawro

    Series: Warfare and History

    Combining original research with the latest scholarship Warfare and Society in Europe, 1792 - 1914 examines war and its aftermath from Napoleonic times to the outbreak of the First World War. Throughout, this fine book treats warfare as a social and political phenomenon no less than a military and...

    Published December 15th 1999 by Routledge

  9. Warfare at Sea, 1500-1650

    Maritime Conflicts and the Transformation of Europe

    By Jan Glete

    Series: Warfare and History

    Warfare at Sea, 1500-1650 is the first truly international study of warfare at sea in this period. Commencing in the late fifteenth century with the introduction of gunpowder in naval warfare and the rapid transformation of maritime trade, Warfare at Sea focuses on the scope and limitations of war...

    Published November 3rd 1999 by Routledge

  10. Warfare in Atlantic Africa, 1500-1800

    By John K. Thornton

    Series: Warfare and History

    Warfare in Atlantic Africa, 1500-1800 investigates the impact of warfare on the history of Africa in the period of the slave trade and the founding of empires. It includes the discussion of:: * the relationship between war and the slave trade * the role of Europeans in promoting African wars and...

    Published August 25th 1999 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. War in the Modern World, 1990-2014
    By Jeremy Black
    To Be Published September 18th 2014

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