1st Edition

The Routledge History of Global War and Society

ISBN 9780367735173
Published December 18, 2020 by Routledge
364 Pages

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Book Description

The Routledge History of Global War and Society offers a sweeping introduction to the most significant research on the causes, experiences, and impacts of war throughout history. This collection of twenty-seven essays by leading historians demonstrates how war and society studies have dramatically expanded the chronological, geographic, and thematic breadth of the field of military history. Each chapter addresses the ways in which recent scholarship has integrated cultural, ethical, environmental, medical, and ideological factors to explain both conventional conflicts and genocide, terrorism, and other forms of mass violence. The broad scope of the collection makes it the perfect primer for scholars and students seeking to understand the complex interactions of warfare and those affecting and affected by conflict.

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Matthew S. Muehlbauer and David J. Ubrich

Part I: Regional and Temporal Approaches

  1. War and Society in East Asia -- Kenneth M. Swope

  2. War and Society in Southeast Asia -- Richard A. Ruth

  3. War and Society in Australia, New Zealand, and Oceania – Peter J. Dean and Tristan Moss

  4. War and Society in South Asia -- Kaushik Roy

  5. War and Society in the Middle East and Northern Africa – Eileen Ryan

  6. War and Society in Sub-Saharan Africa -- Bruce Vandervort and Marilyn Zilli

  7. War and Society in the Ancient Mediterranean -- Matthew Trundle

  8. War and Society in Early Modern Europe -- Aaron Graham

  9. War and Society in Modern Europe -- Adam R. Seipp

  10. War and Society in Modern England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales – Margaret Sankey

  11. War and Society in Latin America -- Ellen Tillman

  12. War and Society: North America to 1877 -- Matthew S. Muehlbauer

  13. War and Society: North America since 1877 -- Antulio J. Echevarria II


    Part II: Thematic Approaches

  15. Media and War -- Jay Lockenour

  16. War, the Body, and Health – Bobby A. Wintermute

  17. The Combatant Experience -- Eric W. Klinek

  18. Prisoners of War and Repatriation – Paul J. Springer

  19. Home Fronts -- Bianka J. Adams

  20. War and Environment – Jason W. Smith

  21. War, Atrocity, and Genocide -- Hilary Earl

  22. War and Terrorism -- Stephen Connor

  23. Religion, Ethics, and War – Jacqueline E. Whitt

  24. Race and Ethnicity – David J. Ulbrich and Alexander M. Bielakowski

  25. Gender and Sexuality -- Heather Marine Stur

  26. Nationalism and Militarism -- Ingo Trauschweizer

  27. Memory and Memorialization -- Michael Dolski

  28. War and Culture -- Matthew S. Muehlbauer


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Matthew S. Muehlbauer is Assistant Professor of History at the United States Military Academy.

David J. Ulbrich is Associate Professor and Program Director of the Master of Arts in History and Military History degrees at Norwich University.


"A superb summary , topically and chronologically organized in some 27 essays, of the more recent studies and controversies in this field."

Peter Karsten, Editor-in-Chief of the prize-winning 3 volume Encyclopedia of War and American Society


"An essential volume for scholars and students alike: providing masterful summations, by prominent historians, of the now rich historiography of war and society: including key thematic issues and a regional coverage that, crucially, extends beyond the traditional focus on Europe and North America to incorporate the often-neglected non-European world."

Joan Beaumont, The Australian National University