War in European History

War in European History

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A brilliantly written survey of the changing ways war has been made from the Norse invasions to the present day; its effects on the history of the Continent, and on social and political institutions; and the effect of technological and social change of war itself. 'Though he surveys a thousand years of history, he does so without sinking in a slough of facts and draws a broad outline of developments which will delight the general reader.' A. J. P. Taylor, (Observer)show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 14mm | 140.61g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192802089
  • 9780192802088
  • 1,296,966

Table of contents

1. The Wars of the Knights; 2. The Wars of the Mercenaries; 3. The Wars of the Merchants; 4. The Wars of the Professionals; 5. The Wars of Revolution; 6. The Wars of the Nations; 7. The Wars of the Technologists; THE NUCLEAR AGEshow more

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"Michael Howard...shows that he can spread his range of historical vision as far as an eagle surveying a mountain chain. He covers, in a fewer than 150 pages of text, warfare over a thousand years; and he covers it comprehensively, without trying to be encyclopedic. He has the true historian's gift for combining the general view and the illuminating detail... This is a book that, for all its brevity, broadens and deepens our understanding of how the world we live in came to be the shape it is."--The Economistshow more

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