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.
1. Men and Weapons: The Fighting Potential of Sixteenth Century Venetian Galleys J. R. Hale 2. The English Civil War and English Society Ian Roy 3. Arrears of Pay and Ideology in the Army Revolt of 1647 Ian Gentles 4. Future Warfare: H. G. Wells and British Military Theory, 1895-1916 T. H. E. Travers 5. Attitudes to War in Late Victorian and Edwardian England John Gooch 6. The Debate on Wartime Censorship in Britain 1902-14 Philip Towle 7. The French Army and the Spirit of the Offensive, 1900-14 Douglas Porch 8. War and Italian Society 1914-16 John Whittam 9. The Czechoslovak Army and the Munich Crisis: A Personal Memorandum H. C. T. Strong 10. From Boulanger to Pétain : The Third Republic and the Republican Generals David B. Ralston 11. The Danger of Bombardment from the Air and the Making of British Air Disarmament Policy 1932-4 Uri Bialer 12. Total War in the Twentieth Century: Participation and Consensus in the Second World War Michael Howard 13. Neither Heroes Nor Traitors: Suggestions for a Reappraisal of the Yugoslav Resistance Steven K. Pavlowitch 14. War and the American Experience: Some New Perspectives Reginald C. Stuart
... ‘demonstrate convincingly the status War and Society now hold in the world of education’ Times Educational Supplement
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