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New and Published Books

  1. Military Force and Elite Power in the Formation of Modern China

    By Edward A. McCord

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    The China we know today emerged at the end of a long period of internal rebellions, civil wars, foreign invasions, and revolutionary insurrections that stretched across the nineteenth century to the mid-point of the twentieth. This book explores one important consequence of this situation—the...

    Published January 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Empire, Technology and Seapower

    Royal Navy crisis in the age of Palmerston

    By Howard J. Fuller

    Series: Cass Series: Naval Policy and History

    This book examines British naval diplomacy from the end of the Crimean War to the American Civil War, showing how the mid-Victorian Royal Navy suffered serious challenges during the period. Many recent works have attempted to depict the mid-Victorian Royal Navy as all-powerful, innovative, and...

    Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge

  3. War, Culture and Society in Early Modern South Asia, 1740-1849

    By Kaushik Roy

    Series: Asian States and Empires

    This book argues that the role of the British East India Company in transforming warfare in South Asia has been overestimated. Although it agrees with conventional wisdom that, before the British, the nature of Indian society made it difficult for central authorities to establish themselves fully...

    Published October 28th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Fort Pillow Massacre

    North, South, and the Status of African Americans in the Civil War Era

    By Bruce Tap

    Series: Critical Moments in American History

    On April 12, 1864, a small Union force occupying Fort Pillow, Tennessee, a fortress located on the Mississippi River just north of Memphis, was overwhelmed by a larger Confederate force under the command of Nathan Bedford Forrest. While the battle was insignificant from a strategic standpoint, the...

    Published October 27th 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Handbook of British Regiments (Routledge Revivals)

    By Christopher Chant

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Since the creation of the standing army in 1661, when each regiment was known by the name of its current colonel, there have been many reforms and rationalizations of the British army. From 31 cavalry regiments and 113 infantry regiments in 1881, at the time of this title’s first publication in...

    Published June 5th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Securing the Indian Frontier in Central Asia

    Confrontation and Negotiation, 1865-1895

    By Martin Ewans

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    The three decades between 1865 and 1895 marked a particularly contentious period in the relationship between Britain and Russia in Central Asia, which more than once brought them to the verge of war. Moderates tried to settle the problem by the negotiation of ‘neutral zones’, or firm boundaries,...

    Published April 15th 2012 by Routledge

  7. War, Peace and International Relations

    An introduction to strategic history, 2nd Edition

    By Colin S. Gray

    War, Peace and International Relations provides an introduction to the strategic history of the past two centuries, showing how those 200 years were shaped and reshaped extensively by war. The book takes a broad view of what was relevant to the causes, courses, and consequences of wars. Written by...

    Published October 20th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Conscription in the Napoleonic Era

    A Revolution in Military Affairs?

    Edited by Donald Stoker, Frederick C. Schneid, Harold D. Blanton

    Series: Cass Military Studies

    This edited volume explores conscription in the Napoleonic era, tracing the roots of European conscription and exploring the many methods that states used to obtain the manpower they needed to prosecute their wars. The levée-en-masse of the French Revolution has often been cited as a ‘Revolution...

    Published October 8th 2008 by Routledge

  9. Imperial Defence

    The Old World Order, 1856–1956

    Edited by Greg Kennedy

    Series: Cass Military Studies

    This new collection of essays, from leading British and Canadian scholars, presents an excellent insight into the strategic thinking of the British Empire. It defines the main areas of the strategic decision-making process that was known as 'Imperial Defence'. The theme is one of...

    Published November 14th 2007 by Routledge

  10. Citizens, Soldiers and National Armies

    Military Service in France and Germany, 1789–1830

    By Thomas Hippler

    Series: War, History and Politics

    This book examines the creation of ‘national armies’ through compulsory military service in France and Prussia during the French Revolution and the Prussian Reform Period. The French Revolution tried to establish military and political structures in which the armed forces and society would merge....

    Published July 19th 2007 by Routledge