Warfare and History

Series Editor: Jeremy Black

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.

  • War in the Modern World, 1990-2014

    By Jeremy Black

    In War in the Modern World, 1990-2014, Jeremy Black looks at the most modern of conflicts from the perspective that war is a central feature of the modern world. Arguing that understanding non-Western developments is crucial if the potential of Western war-making is to be assessed accurately, the…

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  • Israel's Wars

    A History since 1947, 3rd Edition

    By Ahron Bregman

    Since its foundation, the state of Israel has endured almost constant violence. Israel's Wars is a fascinating and essential insight into the turbulent history of this troubled country. From the 1947–8 Jewish-Palestinian struggle for mastery of the land of Palestine to the on-going Al-Aqsa…

    Paperback – 2009-12-01
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  • American Civil War

    By Susan-Mary Grant

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  • American Civil War

    By Susan-Mary Grant

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  • Warfare, State and Society on the Black Sea Steppe, 1500–1700

    By Brian Davies

    This crucial period in Russia's history has, up until now, been neglected by historians, but here Brian L. Davies' study provides an essential insight into the emergence of Russia as a great power. For nearly three centuries, Russia vied with the Crimean Khanate, the Polish-Lithuanian…

    Paperback – 2007-04-29
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  • European Warfare in a Global Context, 1660–1815

    By Jeremy Black

    This original book presents a global approach to eighteenth century warfare. Emphasis is placed on the importance of conflict in the period and the capacity for decisiveness in impact and development in method. Through this Jeremy Black extends the view beyond land to naval conflict. European…

    Paperback – 2006-12-11
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  • The War for a Nation

    The American Civil War

    By Susan-Mary Grant

    The War for a Nation provides a brief introduction to the American Civil War from the perspective of military personnel and civilians who participated in the conflict. Susan-Mary Grant brings the war, its many battles, and those who fought them – male and female, black and white – to the center of…

    Paperback – 2006-08-03
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  • Warfare in the Ancient Near East to 1600 BC

    Holy Warriors at the Dawn of History

    By William J. Hamblin

    The only book available that covers this subject, Warfare in the Ancient Near East is a groundbreaking and fascinating study of ancient near Eastern military history from the Neolithic era to the middle Bronze Ages. Drawing on an extensive range of textual, artistic and archaeological data, William…

    Paperback – 2006-02-22
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  • Indian Wars of Canada, Mexico and the United States, 1812-1900

    By Bruce Vandervort

    Drawing on anthropology and ethnohistory as well as the ‘new military history’ Indian Wars of Mexico, Canada and the United States, 1812-1900 interprets and compares the way Indians and European Americans waged wars in Canada, Mexico, the USA and Yucatán during the nineteenth century. Fully…

    Paperback – 2005-12-06
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  • The Wars of the French Revolution and Napoleon, 1792–1815

    By Owen Connelly

    Written by an experienced author and expert in the field, Wars of the French Revolution and Napoleon, 1792-1815 provides a thorough re-examination of the crucial period in the history of France for students of history and military studies. Based on extensive research, and including twenty detailed…

    Paperback – 2005-11-23
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  • War, Politics and Society in Early Modern China, 900–1795

    By Peter Lorge

    This comprehensive survey of Chinese military history is the only book in English to span the significant years from 900 – 1795. Peter Lorge questions current theories on China’s relationship to war, and argues that war was the most important tool used by the Chinese in building and maintaining…

    Paperback – 2005-10-26
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  • Samurai, Warfare and the State in Early Medieval Japan

    By Karl F. Friday

    Karl Friday, an internationally recognised authority on Japanese warriors, provides the first comprehensive study of the topic to be published in English. This work incorporates nearly twenty years of on-going research and draws on both new readings of primary sources and the most recent secondary…

    Paperback – 2003-12-10
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  • The Peloponnesian War

    By Professor J F Lazenby, J.F Lazenby

    The range and extent of the Peloponnesian War of the fifth century BC has led to it being described as a 'world war' in miniature. With the struggle between Athens and Sparta at its core, the twenty-seven-year conflict drew in states from all points of the compass; from Byzantion in the north,…

    Hardback – 2003-11-26
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  • Warfare and Society in Europe

    1898 to the Present

    By Michael S. Neiberg

    Warfare and Society in Europe, 1898 to the Present examines warfare in Europe from the Fashoda conflict in modern-day Sudan to the recent war in Iraq. The twentieth century was by far the world's most destructive century with two global wars marking the first half of the century and the constant…

    Paperback – 2003-11-26
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  • War in the Modern World since 1815

    Edited by Jeremy Black

    Conflict is central to human history. It is often the cause, course and consequence of social, cultural and political change. Military history therefore has to be more than a technical analysis of armed conflict. War in the Modern World since 1815 addresses war as a cultural phenomenon, discusses…

    Paperback – 2003-07-23
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  • World War Two

    A Military History

    By Jeremy Black

    Cutting through over half a century of historical build-up, this new and convincing account of World War II uses a global perspective to explain the complicated course in military terms. Black, a distinguished military historian , bucks the current trend to demilitarise and gives due weight to the…

    Paperback – 2003-07-09
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  • Warfare and Society in the Barbarian West 450-900

    By Guy Halsall

    Guy Halsall relates warfare to many aspects of medieval life, economy, society and politics.This book recovers its distinctiveness, looking at warfare in a rounded context in the British Isles and Western Europe between the end of the Roman Empire and the break-up of the Carolingian Empire.…

    Paperback – 2003-05-14
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  • Mughal Warfare

    Indian Frontiers and Highroads to Empire 1500–1700

    By J.J.L. Gommans

    Mughal Warfare offers a much-needed new survey of the military history of Mughal India during the age of imperial splendour from 1500 to 1700. Jos Gommans looks at warfare as an integrated aspect of pre-colonial Indian society.Based on a vast range of primary sources from Europe and India, this…

    Paperback – 2002-08-14
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  • Warfare and Society in Imperial Rome, C. 31 BC-AD 280

    By Brian Campbell

    This well-documented study of the Roman army provides a crucial aid to understanding the Roman Empire in economic, social and political terms. Employing numerous examples, Brian Campbell explores the development of the Roman army and the expansion of the Roman Empire from 31 BC-280 AD.When Augustus…

    Paperback – 2002-07-17
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  • European Warfare, 1494-1660

    By Jeremy Black

    The onset of the Italian Wars in 1494, subsequently seen as the onset of 'modern warfare', provides the starting point for this impressive survey of European Warfare in early modern Europe. Huge developments in the logistics of war combined with exploration and expansion meant interaction with…

    Paperback – 2002-07-10
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  • Israel's Wars

    A History since 1947, 2nd Edition

    By Ahron Bregman

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2002-06-20
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  • The Irish and British Wars, 1637–1654

    Triumph, Tragedy, and Failure

    By James Scott Wheeler

    With numerous maps and illustrations, James Scott Wheeler connects the strategic and tactical levels of war with political actions and reactions, and discusses how Britain and Ireland became battlegrounds in the 'war of three kingdoms'. The various stages of this period of turmoil are clearly…

    Paperback – 2002-06-19
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  • Medieval Naval Warfare 1000–1500

    By Susan Rose

    How were medieval navies organised, and how did powerful rulers use them? Medieval Naval Warfare, 1000-1500 provides a wealth of information about the strategy and tactics of these early fleets and the extent to which the possibilities of sea power were understood and exploited. This fascinating…

    Paperback – 2001-12-19
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  • Medieval Chinese Warfare 300-900

    By David Graff

    Shortly after 300 AD, barbarian invaders from Inner Asia toppled China's Western Jin dynasty, leaving the country divided and at war for several centuries. Despite this, the empire gradually formed a unified imperial order. Medieval Chinese Warfare, 300-900 explores the military strategies,…

    Paperback – 2001-11-28
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  • War and the State in Early Modern Europe

    Spain, the Dutch Republic and Sweden as Fiscal-Military States

    By Jan Glete

    The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries saw many ambitious European rulers develop permanent armies and navies. War and the State in Early Modern Europe examines this military change as a central part of the political, social and economic transformation of early modern Europe.This important study…

    Paperback – 2001-11-07
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  • The Armies of the Caliphs

    Military and Society in the Early Islamic State

    By Hugh Kennedy

    The Armies of the Caliphs is the first major study of the relationship between army and society in the early Islamic period, and reveals the pivotal role of the military in politics. Through a thorough examination of recruitment, payment, weaponry and fortifications in the armies, The Armies…

    Paperback – 2001-07-25
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  • Modern Insurgencies and Counter-Insurgencies

    Guerrillas and their Opponents since 1750

    By Ian Beckett, Ian F. Beckett

    Modern Insurgencies and Counter-Insurgencies explores how unconventional warfare tactics have opposed past and present governments all over the world, from eighteenth-century guerrilla warfare to the urban terrorism of today. Insurgency remains one of the most prevalent forms of conflict and…

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  • English Warfare, 1511–1642

    By Mark Charles Fissell

    English Warfare 1511-1642 chronicles and analyses military operations from the reign of Henry VIII to the outbreak of the Civil War. The Tudor and Stuart periods laid the foundations of modern English military power. Henry VIII's expeditions, the Elizabethan contest with Catholic Europe, and the…

    Paperback – 2001-05-23
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  • Modern Chinese Warfare, 1795-1989

    By Bruce A. Elleman

    Why did the Chinese empire collapse and why did it take so long for a new government to reunite China? Modern Chinese Warfare, 1795-1989 seeks to answer these questions by exploring the most important domestic and international conflicts over the past two hundred years, from the last half of the…

    Paperback – 2001-02-21
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  • Naval Warfare, 1815-1914

    By Lawrence Sondhaus

    This book looks at the transition of wooden sailing fleets to the modern steel navy. It details the technological breakthroughs that brought about this change - steampower, armour, artillery and torpedoes, and looks at their affect on naval strategy and tactics.Part of the ever-growing and…

    Paperback – 2000-11-22
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  • The Balkan Wars 1912-1913

    Prelude to the First World War

    By Richard C. Hall

    In The Balkan Wars 1912-1913, Richard Hall examines the origins, the enactment and the resolution of the Balkan Wars, during which the Ottoman Empire fought a Balkan coalition of Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro and Serbia. The Balkan Wars of 1912 - 1913 opened an era of conflict in Europe at the…

    Paperback – 2000-08-23
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  • Israel's Wars

    A History since 1947

    By Ahron Bregman

    Israel's Wars, 1947–1993 is a fascinating overview of Israel's wars with the Palestinians and the Arabs. From the 1947–8 Jewish-Palestinian struggle for the possession and mastery of the land of Palestine to the Intifada between 1987–1993, this book also examines Israel's conflicts with its Arab…

    Paperback – 2000-05-24
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  • The Soviet Military Experience

    A History of the Soviet Army, 1917-1991

    By Roger R. Reese

    The Soviet Military Experience is the first general work to place the Soviet army into its true social, political and international contexts.It focuses on the Bolshevik Party's intention to create an army of a new type, whose aim was both to defend the people and propagate Marxist ideals to the…

    Paperback – 1999-12-22
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  • Warfare and Society in Europe, 1792- 1914

    By Geoffrey Wawro

    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…

    Paperback – 1999-12-15
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  • Warfare at Sea, 1500-1650

    Maritime Conflicts and the Transformation of Europe

    By Jan Glete

    Warfare at Sea, 1500-1650 is the first truly international study of warfare at sea in this period. Commencing in the late fifteenth century with the introduction of gunpowder in naval warfare and the rapid transformation of maritime trade, Warfare at Sea focuses on the scope and limitations of war…

    Paperback – 1999-11-03
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  • Warfare in Atlantic Africa, 1500-1800

    By John K. Thornton

    Warfare in Atlantic Africa, 1500-1800 investigates the impact of warfare on the history of Africa in the period of the slave trade and the founding of empires. It includes the discussion of:: * the relationship between war and the slave trade * the role of Europeans in promoting African wars and…

    Paperback – 1999-08-25
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  • The Korean War

    An Interpretative History

    By Stanley Sandler

    An interpretative history of the Korean War. The text examines the war within the broader context of Korea's history, offering an analysis of the course of the war, and assessing the role of both North and South Korea and the allied forces in the conflict. The study goes beyond the battlefield, to…

    Paperback – 1999-08-11
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  • The War for Independence and the Transformation of American Society

    War and Society in the United States, 1775-83

    By Harry M. Ward

    The War fo Independence had a substantial impact on the lives of all Americans, establishing a nation and confirming American identity. The War for Independence and the Transformation of American Society focuses on a conflict which was both civil war and revolution and assesses how Americans met…

    Paperback – 1999-07-28
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  • Warfare, State And Society In The Byzantine World 560-1204

    By John Haldon

    Warfare, State and Society in the Byznatine World is the first comprehensive study of the warfare and the Byzantine World from the sixth to the twelfth century.The book examines Byzantine attitudes to warfare, the effects of war on society and culture, and the relations between the soldiers, their…

    Hardback – 1999-06-23
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  • Warfare, State And Society In The Byzantine World 565-1204

    By John Haldon

    Warfare, State and Society in the Byzantine World is the first comprehensive study of warfare and the Byzantine world from the sixth to the twelfth century. The book examines Byzantine attitudes to warfare, the effects of war on society and culture, and the relations between the soldiers, their…

    Paperback – 1999-06-23
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  • Seapower and Naval Warfare, 1650-1830

    By Dr Richard Harding, Richard Harding

    From the author of "Amphibious Warfare in the Eighteenth Century" and "The Evolution of the Sailing Navy, 1509-1815", this book serves as a single- volume survey of war at sea and the expansion of naval power in the 18th century. The book is intended for undergraduate courses on 18th century…

    Paperback – 1999-01-26
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  • Western Warfare in the Age of the Crusades 1000-1300

    By John France

    First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Hardback – 1999-01-12
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  • Western Warfare In The Age Of The Crusades, 1000-1300

    By John France

    In 1095 the First Crusade was launched, establishing a great military endeavour which was a central preoccupation of Europeans until the end of the thirteenth century. In Western warfare in the age of the Crusades, 1000-1300 John France offers a wide-ranging and challenging survey of war and…

    Paperback – 1999-01-12
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  • Air Power in the Age of Total War

    By John Buckley

    Warfare in the first half of the 20th century was fundamentally and irrovocably altered by the birth and subsequent development of air power. This work assesses the role of air power in changing the face of battle on land and sea. Utilizing late-1990s research, the author demonstrates that the…

    Paperback – 1998-12-15
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  • Vietnam

    By Spencer C. Tucker

    A comprehensive overview of warfare in Vietnamese history from the early efforts to free themselves from Chinese control, through the Indo-China and Vietnam Wars, the Vietnamese invasion of Cambodia, up to the Sino-Vietnamese War in 1979. Concentrating on the Vietnam War, the author explores the…

    Paperback – 1998-11-26
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  • Ottoman Warfare, 1500-1700

    By Rhoads Murphey

    A study of the Ottoman military machine and its successes in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East in a period when they were feared by western European states and the focus of much military concern. The book is intended for undergraduate courses in early modern history, Ottoman history, history…

    Paperback – 1998-11-16
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  • Frontiersmen

    Warfare In Africa Since 1950

    By Anthony Clayton

    Since 1950, there has been almost continuous military unrest in Africa. This study offers an overview of warfare in this period, examining a military tradition that ranges from the highly sophisticated electronic, air and armour fighting between South Africa and Angola-Cuban forces, to the spears…

    Paperback – 1998-11-10
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