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New and Published Books

  1. The British Way in Warfare 1688 - 2000 (Routledge Revivals)

    By David French

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1990, this title examines British defence policy from 1688 onwards; the year in which Britain was successfully invaded for the final time, and which marked a generation of warfare that lasted until 1714, during which Britain came to be known as a major European power. David...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Colonial Counterinsurgency and Mass Violence

    The Dutch Empire in Indonesia

    Edited by Bart Luttikhuis, A. Dirk Moses

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Whether out of historical interest, romantic identification with the colonized or as models for contemporary counter-insurgency experts, the mass violence of insurgency and counter-insurgency in the post-war decolonization of the European empires has long exerted an intense fascination. In the main...

    Published June 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 April 27th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

Forthcoming Books

  1. Geopolitics and Strategic History 1871-2050
    By Geoffrey Sloan
    To Be Published July 30th 2015

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