This is the first comprehensive one-volume overview of the diplomatic, military and maritime history of the causes and conduct of the Seven Years’ War and its American manifestation, the French and Indian War (1753-63).
The Seven Years’ War was the first global conflict in history and a precursor to the American War of Independence. The authors summarize both older and more recent scholarship on these subjects, and synthesize them in a complete annotated bibliography. The book also includes biographical sketches and critical reappraisals of some of the major figures of the period
The Seven Years War will be of great interest to students of the Seven Years War, American history, diplomatic and military history.
Introduction 1. Origins 2. Campaigns 3. Economics and Finance 4. Domestic Politics 5. Diplomacy 6. The Coming of Peace
This new series of books marks a new publishing initiative in military history and politics. Covering history over the last millennium, the series will publish cutting-edge scholarly works within the fields of military and political history. Here, military history is taken to include not only operational histories but also the wider social, cultural, economic and political contexts of conflict. Similarly, political history is seen as not only a matter of politicians, political parties and elections but also in terms of the wider resonances of political commitment, activity and thought. The geographical coverage of the series will be global and proposals on topics beyond Anglo-American history and politics will be encouraged.