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The Ottomans 1700-1923 An Empire Besieged

The Ottomans 1700-1923: An Empire Besieged

2nd Edition

Forthcoming

By Virginia Aksan
September 28, 2021

Originally conceived as a military history, this second edition completes the story of the Middle Eastern populations that underwent significant transformation in the nineteenth century, finally imploding in communal violence, paramilitary activity, and genocide after the Berlin Treaty of 1878. ...

The Global Seven Years War 1754–1763 Britain and France in a Great Power Contest

The Global Seven Years War 1754–1763: Britain and France in a Great Power Contest

2nd Edition

Forthcoming

By Daniel Baugh
July 07, 2021

In this new edition of The Global Seven Years War, Daniel Baugh emphasizes the ways that sea power hindered French military preparations while also furnishing strategic opportunities. Special attention is paid to undertakings – always French – that failed to receive needed financial support. From ...

The Wars of Napoleon

The Wars of Napoleon

2nd Edition

By Charles J Esdaile
February 13, 2019

First published in 1995 to great critical acclaim, The Wars of Napoleon provides students with a comprehensive survey of the Napoleonic Wars around the central theme of the scale of French military power and its impact on other European states, from Portugal to Russia and from Scandinavia to Sicily...

The Italian Wars 1494-1559 War, State and Society in Early Modern Europe

The Italian Wars 1494-1559: War, State and Society in Early Modern Europe

2nd Edition

By Christine Shaw, Michael Mallett
November 06, 2018

The Italian Wars 1494–1559 outlines the major impact that these wars had, not just on the history of Italy, but on the history of Europe as a whole. It provides the first detailed account of the entire course of the wars, covering all the campaigns and placing the military conflicts in their ...

Britain's Colonial Wars, 1688-1783

Britain's Colonial Wars, 1688-1783

1st Edition

By Bruce Lenman
January 12, 2001

First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

The French Civil Wars, 1562-1598

The French Civil Wars, 1562-1598

1st Edition

By R. J. Knecht
August 10, 2000

The French Wars of Religion tore the country apart for almost fifty years. They were also part of the wider religious conflict between Catholics and Protestants which raged across Europe during the 16th century. This new study, by a major authority on French history, explores the impact of these ...

England's Colonial Wars 1550-1688 Conflicts, Empire and National Identity

England's Colonial Wars 1550-1688: Conflicts, Empire and National Identity

1st Edition

By Bruce Lenman
December 06, 2000

 Bruce Lenman's hugely ambitious study explores three interacting themes: the growth of England's sprawling colonial empire; its military dimension; and the impact of colonial warfare on national identity. He starts in Ireland, with the renewed assault of English settlers on the Irish ...

The War of Austrian Succession 1740-1748

The War of Austrian Succession 1740-1748

1st Edition

By M.S. Anderson
January 23, 1995

Set in motion by the disputed succession of Maria Theresa and her husband to the lands and dignities of Emperor Charles VI, this series of major conflicts (1740-48) involved far more than just the fate of the Habsurgs: soon, Austria, Prussia, France, Britain, Spain, Bavaria, Saxony and the ...

The Wars of French Decolonization

The Wars of French Decolonization

1st Edition

By Anthony Clayton
July 18, 1994

This ambitious survey draws together the two major wars of decolonization fought by France in Indochina and Algeria (as well as the lesser but far from insignificant military operations in Madagascar, Tunisia and Morocco) into a single integrated account. It examines traditional French attitudes to...

The English Revolution and the Wars in the Three Kingdoms, 1638-1652

The English Revolution and the Wars in the Three Kingdoms, 1638-1652

1st Edition

By I.J. Gentles
March 29, 2007

Ian Gentles provides a riveting, in-depth analysis of the battles and sieges, as well as the political and religious struggles that underpinned them. Based on extensive archival and secondary research he undertakes the first sustained attempt to arrive at global estimates of the human and economic ...

Austria's Wars of Emergence, 1683-1797

Austria's Wars of Emergence, 1683-1797

1st Edition

By Michael Hochedlinger
March 31, 2003

The Habsburg Monarchy has received much historiographical attention since 1945. Yet the military aspects of Austria’s emergence as a European great power in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries have remained obscure. This book shows that force of arms and the instruments of the early modern ...

The Northern Wars War, State and Society in Northeastern Europe, 1558 - 1721

The Northern Wars: War, State and Society in Northeastern Europe, 1558 - 1721

1st Edition

By Robert I. Frost
August 08, 2000

 This book provides an accessible study of the neglected but highly important series of wars fought for control of the Baltic and Northeastern Europe during the period 1558-1721. It is the first comprehensive history which considers the revolution in military strategy which took place in the ...

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