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Routledge Library Editions: Military and Naval History


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Wellington's Masterpiece The Battle and Campaign of Salamanca

Wellington's Masterpiece: The Battle and Campaign of Salamanca

1st Edition

By Peter Young, J. P. Lawford
September 28, 2017

The Peninsular war was not only one of the great periods in British military history, it was also a war in which guerillas exerted a major influence, and as such, has continued relevance today. Salamanca established Wellington as one of the great military commanders of any age and it is one of the ...

War and Society Volume 1 A Yearbook of Military History

War and Society Volume 1: A Yearbook of Military History

1st Edition

Edited By Brian Bond, Ian Roy
March 02, 2017

Originally published in 1975, this volume filled a gap in existing scholarship by providing a comprehensive group of essays on the historical study of war and armed forces and their relationship with society. These volumes include articles ranging from the Renaissance to the era of total war....

A Guide to the Sources of British Military History

A Guide to the Sources of British Military History

1st Edition

Edited By Robin HIgham
February 22, 2017

Designed to fill an overlooked gap, this book, originally published in 1972, provides a single unified introduction to bibliographical sources of British military history. Moreover it includes guidance in a number of fields in which no similar source is available at all, giving information on how ...

A Short History of the Royal Navy 1805-1918

A Short History of the Royal Navy: 1805-1918

1st Edition

By Christopher Lloyd
February 22, 2017

Naval histories often stop short at the death of Nelson. This book succinctly fills the gap by covering the golden age of British sea power – the period which saw the defeat of Napoleon, the American War, the expansion of the empire, the introduction of the steamship and the defeat of the first ...

Armies in Europe

Armies in Europe

1st Edition

By John Gooch
February 22, 2017

This book, originally published in 1980, is a study of the nature and purposes of peace-time military organization in Europe, and of the characteristics and outcome of the major wars fought during these years. It charts the rise of mass armies and the role of conscription as a socializing agent and...

Bonaparte

Bonaparte

1st Edition

By Corelli Barnett
February 22, 2017

This book, originally published in 1978, argues that there was no ‘turning-point’ in Bonaparte’s career, but rather a consistent pattern from beginning to end. As a commander Bonaparte’s forte was speed and aggressiveness. As a planner, however he was slapdash: his armies starved and went barefoot....

No More Heroes The Royal Navy in the Twentieth Century: Anatomy of a Legend

No More Heroes: The Royal Navy in the Twentieth Century: Anatomy of a Legend

1st Edition

By Charles Owen
February 22, 2017

This book, originally published in 1975 and authored by an ex-Naval officer, assesses the performance and management of the Royal Navy in the twentieth century. It examines the nature and tasks of the twentieth century Navy, by tracing the fortunes of it under successive First Sea Lords. It ...

Russia's Military Way to the West Origins and Nature of Russian Military Power 1700-1800

Russia's Military Way to the West: Origins and Nature of Russian Military Power 1700-1800

1st Edition

By Christopher Duffy
February 22, 2017

This book provides an historical perspective on the growth of Russian military power, studying the emergence of the Russian regular army from 1700 until the end of the eighteenth century. In the process he evaluates the relative importance of Western and native influences on the creation of this ...

The Conduct of War 1789-1961 A Study of the Impact of the French, Industrial and Russian Revolutions on War and Its Conduct

The Conduct of War 1789-1961: A Study of the Impact of the French, Industrial and Russian Revolutions on War and Its Conduct

1st Edition

By J. F. C. Fuller
February 22, 2017

This book, originally published in 1961, examines the wars from the age of absolute rulers, and the destructive impact of revolutionary and democratic government on this state of affairs. It discusses the relation between war and policy, and takes into account how the character of war in the first ...

The Fortress in the Age of Vauban and Frederick the Great 1660-1789

The Fortress in the Age of Vauban and Frederick the Great 1660-1789

1st Edition

By Christopher Duffy
February 22, 2017

The later seventeenth and eighteenth centuries have been acclaimed as the classic period of artillery fortification. This was an era when fortresses and fortress systems shaped the calculations of strategists and statesmen, and often dictated the course of campaigns. The age was one of almost ...

The Naval War in the Mediterranean 1914-1918

The Naval War in the Mediterranean: 1914-1918

1st Edition

By Paul G. Halpern
February 22, 2017

This volume, originally published in 1987, fills a gap in a neglected area. Looking at the entire war in the Mediterrean, the volume examines the war from the viewpoint of all the important participants, making full use of archives and manuscript collections in Britain, France, Italy, Germany, ...

The Old Contemptibles

The Old Contemptibles

1st Edition

By Keith Simpson
February 22, 2017

This book, originally published in 1981, tells the story of the regular soldiers and reservists of the British Expeditionary Force (B. E. F.) who fought in the first six months of the First World War on the Western Front. This photographic history of the B. E. F. is unique in that the photographs ...

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