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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 30 new and published books in the subject of World Military History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Hegemonic Peace and Empire

    The Pax Romana, Britannica and Americana

    By Ali Parchami

    Series: War, History and Politics

    This book examines the language and the ideology of the Pax Romana, the Pax Britannica and the Pax Americana within the broader contexts of 'hegemony' and 'empire'. It addresses three main themes: a conceptual examination of the way in which hegemony has been justified; a linguistic study of...

    Published June 30th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Ottoman Army Effectiveness in World War I

    A Comparative Study

    By Edward J. Erickson

    Series: Military History and Policy

    This volume examines how the Ottoman Army was able to evolve and maintain a high level of overall combat effectiveness despite the primitive nature of the Ottoman State during the First World War. Structured around four case studies, at the operational and tactical level, of campaigns involving...

    Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Onset of World War (Routledge Revivals)

    By Manus I. Midlarsky

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1988, this historical and quantitative analysis of war defines systemic world wars as conflicts of wide scope and intensity, which leave profound historical legacies in their wake. Manus Midlarsky examines various possible explanations for the onset of such past wars as the...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Internationalization of Communal Strife (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Manus I. Midlarsky

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1992, this edited collection argues that conflicts have a growing tendency both to intensify and to lengthen, thus increasing the likelihood of external actors being drawn into the on-going violence. Here, leading experts in comparative and international politics examine this...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Navies and Foreign Policy (Routledge Revivals)

    By Ken Booth

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1977, this study offers a comprehensive, systematic and integrated survey of the important relationship between navies and the making and execution of foreign policy. Ken Booth explains the functions navies can perform in both war and peace, the influence they have on particular...

    Published March 19th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 16th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Political Resurgence of the Military in Southeast Asia

    Conflict and Leadership

    Edited by Marcus Mietzner

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    In the late 1990s, prominent scholars of civil-military relations detected a decline in the political significance of the armed forces across Southeast Asia. A decade later, however, this trend seems to have been reversed. The Thai military launched a coup in 2006, the Philippine armed forces...

    Published October 29th 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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 29th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Russo-Japanese Relations, 1905-17

    From enemies to allies

    By Peter Berton

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    One surprising outcome of the Russo-Japanese War of 1904–1905 was that, although Russia was humiliatingly defeated, by 1916 Russia and Japan had become allies. This book provides a detailed analysis of how this remarkable turnaround came about. It traces the evolution of relations between the two...

    Published October 7th 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Military Collapse of China's Ming Dynasty, 1618-44

    By Kenneth M. Swope

    Series: Asian States and Empires

    This book examines the military collapse of China’s Ming Dynasty to a combination of foreign and domestic foes. The Ming’s defeat was a highly surprising development, not least because as recently as in the 1590s the Ming had managed to defeat a Japanese force considered to be perhaps the most...

    Published August 22nd 2013 by Routledge