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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 by expert contributors covering air and sea warfare, combat experience, women and war, and even opposition to war. All the major developments in warfare are covered, from the development of professionalism and mass armies to guerrilla warfare.
This new, 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.
|1||Introduction : the shape of modern war||3|
|2||The military revolution I : the transition to modern warfare||20|
|3||The military revolution II : eighteenth-century war||40|
|4||The nation in arms I : the French wars||55|
|5||The nation in arms II : the nineteenth century||74|
|6||Imperial wars : from the Seven Years War to the First World War||94|
|7||Total war I : the Great War||117|
|8||Total war II : the Second World War||138|
|11||Technology and war I : to 1945||201|
|12||Battle : the experience of modern combat||224|
|15||War and the people : the social impact of total war||280|
|16||Women and war||303|
|18||Technology and war II : from nuclear stalemate to terrorism||341|