19th Century Military History Products

  • The Battle of Fort Sumter

    The First Shots of the American Civil War

    By Wesley Moody

    On April 12, 1861, the long-simmering tensions between the American North and South exploded as Southern troops in the seceding state of South Carolina fired on the Federal forces at Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor. The battle of Fort Sumter marked the outbreak of Civil War in the United States.…

    Paperback – 2016-05-12
    Critical Moments in American History

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

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-04-21
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • The British Way in Warfare 1688 - 2000 (Routledge Revivals)

    By David French

    First published in 1990, this title examines British defence policy from 1688 onwards; the year in which Britain was successfully invaded for the final time, and which marked a generation of warfare that lasted until 1714, during which Britain came to be known as a major European power. David…

    Paperback – 2016-02-05
    Routledge Revivals

  • Routledge Library Editions: Military and Naval History

    By Various

    This set, containing 27 volumes originally published between 1942 and 1990, provides a rich resource of scholarship on the history and strategy of the British Army and Navy, as well as in depth studies on particular British and European battles & campaigns, weapons and warfare and is authored…

    Hardback – 2015-09-30
    Routledge Library Editions: Military and Naval History

  • Citizens, Soldiers and National Armies

    Military Service in France and Germany, 1789–1830

    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.…

    Paperback – 2015-04-10

  • Handbook of British Regiments (Routledge Revivals)

    By Christopher Chant

    Since the creation of the standing army in 1661, when each regiment was known by the name of its current colonel, there have been many reforms and rationalizations of the British army. From 31 cavalry regiments and 113 infantry regiments in 1881, at the time of this title’s first publication in…

    Paperback – 2014-12-04
    Routledge Revivals

  • Colonial Counterinsurgency and Mass Violence

    The Dutch Empire in Indonesia

    Edited by Bart Luttikhuis, A. Dirk Moses

    Whether out of historical interest, romantic identification with the colonized or as models for contemporary counter-insurgency experts, the mass violence of insurgency and counter-insurgency in the post-war decolonization of the European empires has long exerted an intense fascination. In the main…

    Hardback – 2014-06-18
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Conscription in the Napoleonic Era

    A Revolution in Military Affairs?

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-05-30
    Cass Military Studies

  • Imperial Defence

    The Old World Order, 1856–1956

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-04-28
    Cass Military Studies

  • Empire, Technology and Seapower

    Royal Navy crisis in the age of Palmerston

    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

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-10-29
    Asian States and Empires

  • The Fort Pillow Massacre

    North, South, and the Status of African Americans in the Civil War Era

    By Bruce Tap

    On April 12, 1864, a small Union force occupying Fort Pillow, Tennessee, a fortress located on the Mississippi River just north of Memphis, was overwhelmed by a larger Confederate force under the command of Nathan Bedford Forrest. While the battle was insignificant from a strategic standpoint, the…

    Paperback – 2013-10-28
    Critical Moments in American History

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