Oxford Illustrated History of Modern War

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"The musket made the infantryman and the infantryman made the democrat," according to General J.F.C. Fuller. In short, modern war and modern society are inextricably linked. But just how has war shaped society and vice versa? How has war changed over the centuries between the introduction of firearms and the invention of the atom bomb? How--and why--is war waged today?

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"The musket made the infantryman and the infantryman made the democrat," according to General J.F.C. Fuller. In short, modern war and modern society are inextricably linked. But just how has war shaped society and vice versa? How has war changed over the centuries between the introduction of firearms and the invention of the atom bomb? How--and why--is war waged today?

In The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern War, the techniques, technology, and theory of warfare are insightfully and engagingly investigated, from the military revolution of the seventeenth century--the widespread adoption of the standing army--to the present day battalion of high-tech weaponry and satellite technology. The expert contributors explore major developments and themes, including the extraordinary achievements of Napoleon's armies; the role of nationalism in battlegrounds as various as the American Civil War and the former Yugoslavia; colonial wars; the concept and reality of "total war"; guerrilla warfare and "people's wars." This lavishly illustrated volume offers a comprehensive overview of military conflict over several centuries, with fascinating thematic chapters covering air and sea warfare, combat experience, technology, and even opposition to war. A particularly important and trenchant analysis leads to a conclusion that should concern anyone with an interest in modern society: today we face a scenario in which the military professionalism that has fostered modern war is eroding under the pressures of low-intensity conflict--from civil protest to civil disobedience to domestic terrorism to open battle--so that no purely military approach can wage an effective response to many of our violent social ills.

From a historic overview of the evolution of modern war, through an engaging analysis of the elements of modern war, no aspect of this most-studied and most-argued element of modern life is left unexplored. This volume will be of interest to a wide range of readers, scholars, political thinkers, and historians.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780198204275
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/1/1997
  • Series: Oxford Illustrated Histories Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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About the Editor Charles Townshend is Professor of History at the University of Keele. His books include Making the Peace: Public Order and Public Security in Modern Britain and Political Violence in Ireland: Government and Resistance since 1848.

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Table of Contents

List of Colour Plates
List of Contributors
1 Introduction: The Shape of Modern War 3
2 The Military Revolution I: The Transition to Modern Warfare 19
3 The Military Revolution II: Eighteenth-Century War 35
4 The Nation in Arms I: The French Wars 48
5 The Nation in Arms II: The Nineteenth Century 64
6 Imperial Wars: From the Seven Years War to the First World War 81
7 Total War I: The Great War 100
8 Total War II: The Second World War 120
9 Cold War 138
10 People's War 155
11 Technology and War I: to 1945 175
12 Battle: The Experience of Modern Combat 194
13 Sea Warfare 213
14 Air Warfare 228
15 War and the People: The Social Impact of Total War 245
16 Women and War 264
17 Against War 278
18 Technology and War II: Postmodern War? 298
Further Reading 315
Chronology 323
Illustration Sources 329
Index 331
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