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    DescriptionThis book brings together the major articles and lectures of Sir Michael Howard during his time as Regius Professor of Modern History in the University of Oxford between 1980 and 1989. Some reflect on contemporary events, but most are broadly concerned with the historical process which underlies international politics, and the nature of the insights which historians should be able to bring to the study of world affairs. In particular, they deal with the evolution of 'nations' and of nationalism in nineteenth-century Europe, and the relationship of that evolution to the transformation of agrarian into industrial societies; that process of modernization, which, beginning in Western Europe in the eighteenth century, was by the end of the twentieth to encompass the entire world and whose effects trouble us still. This fascinating and elegantly written book, containing the mature reflections of one of Britain's finest historians, will be read with profit and enjoyment by all who seek insight into the historical process and a better understanding of the world in which we live. It might be argued that Michael Howard was the historian who made the study of warfare a 'respectable' academic exercise.

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    Empires, Nations and Wars
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Howard
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 400 g
    ISBN 13: 9781862273726
    ISBN 10: 1862273723

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    DC22: 909.8
    BIC subject category V2: HBA
    BISAC V2.8: HIS016000, HIS027000
    Thema V1.0: NHW, NHA
    The History Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Spellmount Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    01 April 2007
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    Author Information
    Sir Michael Howard has been Professor of War Studies at King's College, London, Chichele Professor of History of War and Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford, and Robert E. Lovett Professor of Military and Naval History at Yale University.