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Warfare and Society in Europe, 1792- 1914

1st Edition

By Geoffrey Wawro


260 pages

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Combining original research with the latest scholarship Warfare and Society in Europe, 1792 - 1914 examines war and its aftermath from Napoleonic times to the outbreak of the First World War. Throughout, this fine book treats warfare as a social and political phenomenon no less than a military and technologial one, and includes discussions on:

* The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars

* Napoleon III and the militarization of Europe

* Bismark, Molkte, and the Franco-Prussian War, 1870-71

* new technologies and weapons

* seapower, imperialism and naval warfare

* the origins and outbreak of the First World War.

For anyone studying, or with in interest in European warfare, this book details the evolution of land and naval warfare and highlights the swirling interplay of society, politics and military decision making.


'… the book is highly readable, thought provoking and should provide readers with a useful background on the century in which Europe prepared itself for self-destruction' - Michael Crawshaw, British Army Review, no. 131, 2003

'… stimulating, balanced and original' - Michael Crawshaw, British Army Review, no. 131, 2003

About the Series

Warfare and History

This new series of single-authored books on war, warfare and society marks a major new publishing initiative in military history for undergraduate students. Covering the whole span of history, the series seeks to encourage works on the impact of war and the preparations for war on social, economic and political developments. The books will eschew the 'battles and generals' approach, and seek to place militarism in context.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General