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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.
"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
Introduction -- Matthew S. Muehlbauer and David J. Ubrich
Part I: Regional and Temporal Approaches
Part II: Thematic Approaches