introduction to global military history 1775 to the present day
Jeremy Black provides a truly global perspective on modern military history. This is the textbook we have been waiting for: generous in its perspectives, precise in detail, and fascinating in its explanation
John France, United States Military Academy West Point, USA
This is a refreshingly wide-ranging treatment of warfare in the modern world. The range of examples is genuinely illuminating and the text is enlivened with excellent illustrations and some handy text boxes
on particular case studies. These are deliberately designed to stimulate discussion.
Keith Jefftery, Times Higher Education “Excellent. It integrates the land, sea and maritime aspects of conflict and strikes a balance between the
Context and the events of the history of war and conflict. Stanley Carpenter, United States Naval War College, Newport, USA
“An excellent stimulus to thought and to further study: very good on the theoretical underpinning of military history, the distinction between wars and batties and the necessity of examining strategy in the
political context. Daniel Todman, Oueen Mary University of London, UK
This lucid account of military developments around the modern world begins with the American War of Independence and the French revolutionary wars and continues chronologically to the latest twentyfirst-century conflicts. It combines determinedIy global coverage with thought-provoking analysis not
only of the military aspects of conflict but also its social, cultural, political and economic dimensions and '
conseguences. By placing familiar events alongside the largely unknown, the reader is forced to reassess the standard
grand narrative of military history that rests on assumptions of Western cultural and technological superiority. It will be essential reading for students worldwide, whether studying modern military history,
modern world history, history and international relations, or war and society
This fully updated second edition includes:
# chapter introductions and conclusions to assist study and revision
Voices of War' sourced extracts from the field of conflict case studies in each chapter to support the narrative and provoke discussion
# a 16-page colour map section and 19 other integrated maps
# annotated references from the latest publications in the field.
Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter, UK. He is a leading military historian whose books include Rethinking Military History, World War Two: A Military History, and Why Wars Happen. He is editor of the Routiedge Warfare and History series and has lectured extensively in Nor
America, Europe and Australasia.
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