War, History and Politics

Series Editor:

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.

  • Hegemonic Peace and Empire: The Pax Romana, Britannica and Americana book cover

    Hegemonic Peace and Empire

    The Pax Romana, Britannica and Americana, 1st Edition

    By Ali Parchami

    This book examines the language and the ideology of the Pax Romana, the Pax Britannica and the Pax Americana within the broader contexts of  'hegemony' and 'empire'. It addresses three main themes: a conceptual examination of the way in which hegemony has been justified; a linguistic study of…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    War, History and Politics

  • Trade, Empire and British Foreign Policy, 1689-1815: Politics of a Commercial State book cover

    Trade, Empire and British Foreign Policy, 1689-1815

    Politics of a Commercial State, 1st Edition

    By Jeremy Black

    This new volume examines the influence of trade and empire from 1689 to 1815, a crucial period for British foreign policy and state-building. Jeremy Black, a leading expert on British foreign policy, draws on the wide range of archival material, as well as other sources, in order to ask how far,…

    Paperback – 2014-05-19
    War, History and Politics

  • The Seven Years War: A Transatlantic History book cover

    The Seven Years War

    A Transatlantic History, 1st Edition

    By Matt Schumann, Karl W. Schweizer

    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…

    Paperback – 2010-06-30
    War, History and Politics

  • America, War and Power: Defining the State, 1775-2005 book cover

    America, War and Power

    Defining the State, 1775-2005, 1st Edition

    Edited by Lawrence Sondhaus, A. James Fuller

    Written by leading historians and political scientists, this collection of essays offers a broad and comprehensive coverage of the role of war in American history. Addressing the role of the armed force, and attitudes towards it, in shaping and defining the United States, the first four chapters…

    Paperback – 2009-03-02
    War, History and Politics

  • Great Powers and the Quest for Hegemony: The World Order since 1500 book cover

    Great Powers and the Quest for Hegemony

    The World Order since 1500, 1st Edition

    By Jeremy Black

    This timely book provides a general overview of Great Power politics and world order from 1500 to the present. Jeremy Black provides several historical case-studies, each of which throws light on both the power in question and the international system of the period, and how it had developed from…

    Paperback – 2007-10-31
    War, History and Politics

  • Citizens, Soldiers and National Armies: Military Service in France and Germany, 1789–1830 book cover

    Citizens, Soldiers and National Armies

    Military Service in France and Germany, 1789–1830, 1st Edition

    By Thomas Hippler

    This book examines the creation of ‘national armies’ through compulsory military service in France and Prussia during the French Revolution and the Prussian Reform Period. The French Revolution tried to establish military and political structures in which the armed forces and society would merge.…

    Hardback – 2007-07-20
    War, History and Politics