War in European History / Edition 2

War in European History / Edition 2

by Michael Howard
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199546193

ISBN-13: 9780199546190

Pub. Date: 04/15/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

First published over thirty years ago, War in European History is a brilliantly written survey of the changing ways that war has been waged in Europe, from the Norse invasions to the present day. Far more than a simple military history, the book serves as a succinct and enlightening overview of the development of European society as a whole over the last millennium

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First published over thirty years ago, War in European History is a brilliantly written survey of the changing ways that war has been waged in Europe, from the Norse invasions to the present day. Far more than a simple military history, the book serves as a succinct and enlightening overview of the development of European society as a whole over the last millennium. From the Norsemen and the world of the medieval knights, through to the industrialized mass warfare of the twentieth century, Michael Howard illuminates the way in which warfare has shaped the history of the Continent, its effect on social and political institutions, and the ways in which technological and social change have in turn shaped the way in which wars are fought. This new edition includes a fully updated further reading and a new final chapter bringing the story into the twenty-first century, including the invasion of Iraq and the so-called "War against Terror."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199546190
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/15/2009
Edition description:
Updated Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
620,816
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the 2008 Edition
1. The Wars of the Knights
2. The Wars of the Mercenaries
3. The Wars of the Merchants
4. The Wars of the Professionals
5. The Wars of the Nations
6. The Wars of the Technologists
Epilogue: The End of the European Era
Notes
Notes on Further Reading
Index

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