The Oxford History of Modern War

The Oxford History of Modern War

Charles Townshend


How has struggle formed glossy society and vice versa? How has it replaced over the centuries among the creation of firearms and the discovery of the atomic bomb? How is struggle waged today?
This hugely informative paintings examines the recommendations, expertise, and theories of struggle from the 'military revolution' of the 17th century to the current day. professional members discover significant advancements and topics, together with: the intense achievements of Napoleon's armies; the function of nationalism in battlegrounds as a number of because the American Civil warfare and the previous Yugoslavia; colonial wars; the idea that and truth of 'total war;' guerrilla war and 'people's wars.'
A historical past of recent War bargains a accomplished assessment of army clash over a number of centuries, with interesting thematic chapters protecting air and sea battle, strive against event, expertise, or even competition to warfare. it's the perfect supplementary textual content for classes on smooth heritage and it really is in particular precious for an individual commonly inquisitive about glossy conflict.

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