European and Native American Warfare 1675-1815: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

European and Native American Warfare 1675-1815

1st Edition

By Armstrong Starkey

Routledge

208 pages

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Challenging the historical tradition that has denigrated Indians as ‘savages’ and celebrated the triumph of European ‘civilization’, Armstrong Starkey presents military history as only one dimension of a more fundamental conflict of cultures, and re-examines the European invasion of North America in the 17th and 18th centuries. Combining the perspectives of ethno-history and military history, this book provides an evaluation of the evolution and influence of both Indian and European ways of war during the period. Significant conflicts are analysed including King Philip’s war in New England (1675-1676) notable due to the number of armed Indians, the American War of Independence, and the conquest of the old Northwest, 1783-1815.

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'Starkey has given his readers a useful bibliographical guide and a thought-provoking analysis the attractive paperback should find a place on may a student bookshelf.' - John Oliphant, The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History

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Warfare and History

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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