Introduction to Global Military History provides a lucid and comprehensive account of military developments around the modern world from the eighteenth century up to the present day.
Beginning with the background to the American War of Independence and the French Revolutionary wars and ending with the recent conflicts of the twenty-first century, this third edition combines fully up-to-date global coverage with close analysis not only of the military aspects of war but also its social, cultural, political and economic dimensions and repercussions. The new edition includes a fully revised chapter on conflicts during the eighteenth century, updated coverage of events post-1990 and increased coverage of non-Western conflicts to provide a truly international account of the varied and changing nature of modern military history.
Covering lesser-known conflicts as well as the familiar wars of history and illustrated throughout with maps, primary source extracts and case studies, it is essential reading for all students of modern military history and international relations.
Table of Contents
List of illustrations Acknowledgements List of abbreviations Introduction Chapter 1. The world of war in the eighteenth century Chapter 2. Empires rise and fall 1800–30 Chapter 3. Moulding states, 1830–80 Chapter 4. Building empires 1830–1913 Chapter 5. World War One, 1914–18 Chapter 6. Between two world wars Chapter 7. World War Two, 1939–45 Chapter 8. Wars of decolonisation 1945–94 Chapter 9. The Cold War Chapter 10. Wars between non-Western powers, 1945–90 Chapter 11. War in the 1990s Chapter 12. War in the 2000s and 2010s Chapter 13. Conclusions Bibliography Index
Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter, UK. He is the author of over 100 books, especially on warfare, and is or has been on a number of editorial boards including the Journal of Military History, the journal of the Royal United Services Institute, Media History, the International History Review and History Today, and was editor of Archives.