The Oxford History of Modern War
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The Oxford History of Modern War

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How has war shaped modern society and vice versa? How has it changed between the introduction of firearms and the invention of the atom bomb? How is war waged today? The Oxford History of Modern War examines the techniques, technology, and theory of war from the 'military revolution' of the seventeenth century to the present day, with fascinating thematic chapters covering air and sea warfare, combat experience, women and war, and even opposition to war. The expert contributors explore major developments and themes, including the growth of modern military professionalism and mass armies, the extraordinary achievements of Napoleon's armies, the role of nationalism in battlegrounds as various as the American Civil War and the former Yugoslavia, colonial wars, the concept and reality of 'total war', and guerrilla warfare. This new and updated edition, with new chapters on 'people's war' and technology and war, brings the story into the twenty-first century, addressing the dilemmas faced by military strategists in confronting international terrorism and in the wake of the invasion of Iraq.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 32mm | 358.34g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Updated ed.
  • 3 plates, numerous halftones
  • 0192806459
  • 9780192806451
  • 278,851

About Charles Townshend

Charles Townshend is Professor of International History at Keele University and the author of numerous books on warfare, including: Making the Peace: Public Order and Public Security in Modern Britain (1993) and Ireland: the Twentieth Century (1999).show more

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'This volume bursts with stunning insights...' * Edmonton Journal * 'adopts a refreshing analytical format... a readable and substantial survey, [with] stimulating text.' * Diplomacy and Statecraft * Review from previous edition '[Charles Townshend's] name ensures the quality of a book under his editorship... He has also found a creative means to explore a very large subject.' * Daily Telegraph *show more

Table of contents

PART I: THE EVOLUTION OF MODERN WAR; PART II: ELEMENTS OF MODERN WARshow more

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