European Warfare / Edition 1

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In this account of European warfare since 1815, important treatments of major conflicts—especially World Wars I and II—are combined with insightful analyses of military developments and of their wider political and social contexts. European imperial warfare also receives due attention.European Warfare 1815-2000 recognizes war as a topic of major importance in understanding the development of the modern world, particularly Europe.

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"With this book, Professor Black continues his penchant for cutting-edge scholarship...[will] stimulate discussion and research."--Dr. Stephen A. Bourque, Air and Space Power Journal

In this account of European warfare since 1815, treatment of major conflicts, especially the First and Second World Wars, is combined with analysis of military developments and of their wider political and social contexts. European imperial warfare is also covered. The book can be used as a supplementary text for an undergraduate history course. Black is professor of history at the University of Exeter. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333786680
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 2/1/2002
  • Series: Problems in Focus Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 255
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter.

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Table of Contents

Introduction—J. Black
• Europe's Way of War 1815-1864—D. Showalter
• European Warfare 1864-1914—J. Black
• The First World War—S. Tucker
• The European Civil War—F.J. Romero Salvado
• The Second World War—S.P. Mackenzie
• Colonial Wars—B. Vandervort
• Naval Power and Warfare—L. Sondhaus
• The Transformation of War in Europe 1945-2000—W. Chin

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2003

    Falls flat

    While reviewers and the publisher claim that this book is innovative, ground-breaking, etc., it instead goes a long way toward demostrating why academic military history is ignored and why so-called popular militart history, which editor Jeremy Black poo-poo's, is not only more popular but also more accessible. Black's introduction is a jargon-filled, poorly written constructed beginning to a volume that lacks an overall theme. The sections seem disjointed. Again, for a book that is supposed to be innovative, essays such as Spencer Tucker's on WWI is merely a summary of events and a list of innovations. Absolutely nothing new or fresh at all. Why bother to include it? Showalter's chapter is good, but it is followed by Black's own work that fails to tie anything together.

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