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War has shaped the international system, prompted social change, and inspired the arts. The ubiquitous and multi-faceted character of war is fully reflected in this new Oxford Reader. It addresses the causes of war, the experience of war, and the moral and strategic principles behind war through a variety of academic viewpoints, and first-hand accounts by generals, soldiers, historians, strategists, and poets.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 20mm | 599.99g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192892541
  • 9780192892546
  • 402,149

Table of contents

The experience of war; the causes of war; war and the military establishment; the ethics of war; strategists; total war and the great powers; limited war and developing countries.show more

Review quote

'Collections of extracts about war in general or particular wars are nothing new, but this one seems original in its attempted comprehensiveness. It is called an "Oxford Reader", and it will no doubt make a very serviceable one for students the whole world over.' Times Literary Supplement 'This prose anthology of war is a delight for specialists and general readers alike. It works particularly well for dippers like myself. I found I was opening it at random, reading a couple of essays, becoming absorbed, reading more, opening at another point, repeating the process and so on. I shall return to it many times in the future.' Sir Anthony Parsons International Relations Vol XII No 2 Aug '94show more

About Lawrence Freedman

Lawrence Freeman is Professor of War Studies, Kings College, London. He is frequently interviewed about war issues and writes regularly for The Times.show more

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