Politics & International Relations: 19th Century Military History

  • The Historical Sociology of Japanese Martial Arts book cover

    The Historical Sociology of Japanese Martial Arts

    1st Edition

    By Raul Sanchez Garcia

    This is the first long-term analysis of the development of Japanese martial arts, connecting ancient martial traditions with the martial arts practised today. The Historical Sociology of Japanese Martial Arts captures the complexity of the emergence and development of martial traditions within the…

    Hardback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Geopolitics, Geography and Strategic History book cover

    Geopolitics, Geography and Strategic History

    1st Edition

    By Geoffrey Sloan

    This volume examines geopolitics by looking at the interaction between geography, strategy and history. This book addresses three interrelated questions: why does the geographical scope of political objectives and subsequent strategy of states change? How do these changes occur? Over what period of…

    Hardback – 2017-02-23
    Geopolitical Theory

  • Military Force and Elite Power in the Formation of Modern China book cover

    Military Force and Elite Power in the Formation of Modern China

    1st Edition

    By Edward A. McCord

    The China we know today emerged at the end of a long period of internal rebellions, civil wars, foreign invasions, and revolutionary insurrections that stretched across the nineteenth century to the mid-point of the twentieth. This book explores one important consequence of this situation—the…

    Hardback – 2014-01-16
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Empire, Technology and Seapower: Royal Navy crisis in the age of Palmerston book cover

    Empire, Technology and Seapower

    Royal Navy crisis in the age of Palmerston, 1st Edition

    By Howard J. Fuller

    This book examines British naval diplomacy from the end of the Crimean War to the American Civil War, showing how the mid-Victorian Royal Navy suffered serious challenges during the period. Many recent works have attempted to depict the mid-Victorian Royal Navy as all-powerful, innovative, and…

    Hardback – 2013-12-13
    Cass Series: Naval Policy and History

  • War, Culture and Society in Early Modern South Asia, 1740-1849 book cover

    War, Culture and Society in Early Modern South Asia, 1740-1849

    1st Edition

    By Kaushik Roy

    This book argues that the role of the British East India Company in transforming warfare in South Asia has been overestimated. Although it agrees with conventional wisdom that, before the British, the nature of Indian society made it difficult for central authorities to establish themselves fully…

    Hardback – 2011-03-29
    Asian States and Empires

  • Securing the Indian Frontier in Central Asia: Confrontation and Negotiation, 1865-1895 book cover

    Securing the Indian Frontier in Central Asia

    Confrontation and Negotiation, 1865-1895, 1st Edition

    By Martin Ewans

    The three decades between 1865 and 1895 marked a particularly contentious period in the relationship between Britain and Russia in Central Asia, which more than once brought them to the verge of war. Moderates tried to settle the problem by the negotiation of ‘neutral zones’, or firm boundaries,…

    Hardback – 2010-04-01
    Central Asian Studies

  • Conscription in the Napoleonic Era: A Revolution in Military Affairs? book cover

    Conscription in the Napoleonic Era

    A Revolution in Military Affairs?, 1st Edition

    Edited by Donald Stoker, Frederick C. Schneid, Harold D. Blanton

    This edited volume explores conscription in the Napoleonic era, tracing the roots of European conscription and exploring the many methods that states used to obtain the manpower they needed to prosecute their wars. The levée-en-masse of the French Revolution has often been cited as a ‘Revolution…

    Hardback – 2008-10-09
    Cass Military Studies

  • Imperial Defence: The Old World Order, 1856–1956 book cover

    Imperial Defence

    The Old World Order, 1856–1956, 1st Edition

    Edited by Greg Kennedy

    This new collection of essays, from leading British and Canadian scholars, presents an excellent insight into the strategic thinking of the British Empire. It defines the main areas of the strategic decision-making process that was known as 'Imperial Defence'. The theme is one of…

    Hardback – 2007-11-15
    Cass Military Studies

  • 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

  • Naval Blockades and Seapower: Strategies and Counter-Strategies, 1805-2005 book cover

    Naval Blockades and Seapower

    Strategies and Counter-Strategies, 1805-2005, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bruce A. Elleman, S.C.M. Paine

    This new collection of scholarly, readable, and up-to-date essays covers the most significant naval blockades of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Here the reader can find Napoleon’s Continental Blockade of England, the Anglo-American War of 1812, the Crimean War, the…

    Hardback – 2005-12-20
    Cass Series: Naval Policy and History

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