History: Book Series

Modern Wars In Perspective

  • The Wars of Napoleon

    2nd Edition

    By Charles J Esdaile

    First published in 1995 to great critical acclaim, The Wars of Napoleon provides students with a comprehensive survey of the Napoleonic Wars around the central theme of the scale of French military power and its impact on other European states, from Portugal to Russia and from Scandinavia to Sicily…

    Paperback – 2019-02-13
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  • The Italian Wars 1494-1559

    War, State and Society in Early Modern Europe, 2nd Edition

    By Christine Shaw, Michael Mallett

    The Italian Wars 1494–1559 outlines the major impact that these wars had, not just on the history of Italy, but on the history of Europe as a whole. It provides the first detailed account of the entire course of the wars, covering all the campaigns and placing the military conflicts in their…

    Paperback – 2018-11-06
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  • The Dutch Wars of Independence

    Warfare and Commerce in the Netherlands 1570-1680, 1st Edition

    By Marjolein 't Hart

    In The Dutch Wars of Independence, Marjolein ’t Hart assesses the success of the Dutch in establishing their independence through their eighty years struggle with Spain - one of the most remarkable achievements of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Other rebellions troubled mighty powers…

    Paperback – 2014-02-19
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  • The War of American Independence

    1775-1783, 1st Edition

    By Richard Middleton

    Wars rarely turn out as expected. This book shows how Britain entered a conflict that it believed could not be lost. The American Patriots were similarly optimistic about their martial prospects. Although they eventually secured independence, it was only with the assistance of France and indirectly…

    Paperback – 2011-09-30
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  • The Global Seven Years War 1754-1763

    Britain and France in a Great Power Contest, 1st Edition

    By Daniel A. Baugh

    The Seven Years War was a global contest between the two superpowers of eighteenth century Europe, France and Britain.  Winston Churchill called it “the first World War”.  Neither side could afford to lose advantage in any part of the world, and the decisive battles of the war…

    Paperback – 2011-06-23
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  • War and Empire

    The Expansion of Britain, 1790-1830, 1st Edition

    By B. Collins

    The years 1790 to 1830 saw Britain engage in an extensive period of war-waging and empire-building which transformed its position as an imperial state, established its reputation as a distinctive military power and secured naval preeminence. Despite this apparent success, Britain did not become a…

    Paperback – 2010-05-06
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  • The Great War

    1914-1918, 2nd Edition

    By Ian F. W. Beckett

    The course of events of the Great War has been told many times, spurred by an endless desire to understand 'the war to end all wars'. However, this book moves beyond military narrative to offer a much fuller analysis of of the conflict's strategic, political, economic, social and cultural…

    Paperback – 2007-10-08
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  • The Seven Years War in Europe

    1756-1763, 1st Edition

    By Franz A.J. Szabo

    In this pioneering new work, based on a thorough re-reading of primary sources and new research in the Austrian State Archives, Franz Szabo presents a fascinating reassessment of the continental war.Professor Szabo challenges the well-established myth that the Seven Years War was won through the…

    Paperback – 2007-08-23
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  • The English Revolution and the Wars in the Three Kingdoms, 1638-1652

    1st Edition

    By I.J. Gentles

    Ian Gentles provides a riveting, in-depth analysis of the battles and sieges, as well as the political and religious struggles that underpinned them. Based on extensive archival and secondary research he undertakes the first sustained attempt to arrive at global estimates of the human and economic…

    Paperback – 2007-03-29
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  • Russia's Wars of Emergence 1460-1730

    1st Edition

    By Carol Stevens

    Russia’s emergence as a Great Power in the eighteenth century is usually attributed to Peter I’s radical programme of ‘Westernising’ reforms.  But the Russian military did not simply copy European armies.  Adapting the tactics of its neighbours on both sides, Russia…

    Paperback – 2007-03-22
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  • Austria's Wars of Emergence, 1683-1797

    1st Edition

    By Michael Hochedlinger

    The Habsburg Monarchy has received much historiographical attention since 1945. Yet the military aspects of Austria’s emergence as a European great power in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries have remained obscure. This book shows that force of arms and the instruments of the early modern…

    Paperback – 2003-03-31
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  • Britain's Colonial Wars, 1688-1783

    1st Edition

    By Bruce Lenman

    First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2001-01-12
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  • England's Colonial Wars 1550-1688

    Conflicts, Empire and National Identity, 1st Edition

    By Bruce Lenman

     Bruce Lenman's hugely ambitious study explores three interacting themes: the growth of England's sprawling colonial empire; its military dimension; and the impact of colonial warfare on national identity. He starts in Ireland, with the renewed assault of English settlers on the Irish…

    Paperback – 2000-12-06
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  • The French Civil Wars, 1562-1598

    1st Edition

    By R. J. Knecht

    The French Wars of Religion tore the country apart for almost fifty years. They were also part of the wider religious conflict between Catholics and Protestants which raged across Europe during the 16th century. This new study, by a major authority on French history, explores the impact of these…

    Paperback – 2000-08-10
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  • The Northern Wars

    War, State and Society in Northeastern Europe, 1558 - 1721, 1st Edition

    By Robert I. Frost

     This book provides an accessible study of the neglected but highly important series of wars fought for control of the Baltic and Northeastern Europe during the period 1558-1721. It is the first comprehensive history which considers the revolution in military strategy which took place in the…

    Paperback – 2000-08-08
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  • The Wars of Louis XIV 1667-1714

    1st Edition

    By John A. Lynn

    Warfare dominated the long reign of the `Sun-king', Louis XIV. For forty years from 1672, France was continuously at war and had one of the largest armies seen in the West since the fall of imperial Rome. The campaigns secured little territory, but almost bankrupted the country and the consequences…

    Paperback – 1999-05-06
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  • The Anglo-Dutch Wars of the Seventeenth Century

    1st Edition

    By J.R. Jones

    This study of the Anglo--Dutch Wars (1652-54, 1665-67, 1672-74) sets them in their naval, political and economic contexts. Competing essentially over trade, both governments were crucially influenced by mercantile interests and by the representative institutions that were central to England and the…

    Paperback – 1996-04-30
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  • China at War 1901-1949

    1st Edition

    By Edward L. Dreyer

    Few phases of history were as heavy with implications for the world at large than the turbulent years through which China moved from the overthrow of the last imperial dynasty in 1911, through anarchy, civil war and invasion, to the final triumph of the Communists in 1949 - yet few periods are as…

    Paperback – 1995-07-13
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  • The War of Austrian Succession 1740-1748

    1st Edition

    By M.S. Anderson

    Set in motion by the disputed succession of Maria Theresa and her husband to the lands and dignities of Emperor Charles VI, this series of major conflicts (1740-48) involved far more than just the fate of the Habsurgs: soon, Austria, Prussia, France, Britain, Spain, Bavaria, Saxony and the…

    Paperback – 1995-01-23
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  • The Spanish-American War 1895-1902

    Conflict in the Caribbean and the Pacific, 1st Edition

    By Joseph Smith

    Fought in both Caribbean and Pacific and turning on America's superior naval strength, this short but decisive war had momentous consequences internationally. It ended Spain's imperial power, and the US emerged for the first time as an active force in world affairs, acquiring -- amidst much…

    Paperback – 1994-08-01
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  • The Wars of French Decolonization

    1st Edition

    By Anthony Clayton

    This ambitious survey draws together the two major wars of decolonization fought by France in Indochina and Algeria (as well as the lesser but far from insignificant military operations in Madagascar, Tunisia and Morocco) into a single integrated account. It examines traditional French attitudes to…

    Paperback – 1994-07-18
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