War in the Modern World since 1815 / Edition 1

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Overview

Conflict is central to human history. It is often the cause, course and consequence of social, cultural and political change. Military history therefore has to be more than a technical analysis of armed conflict. War in the Modern World since 1815 addresses war as a cultural phenomenon, discusses its meaning in different societies and explores the various contexts of military action.
Each chapter takes a geographic area and provides an in-depth analysis of its military history. Areas and subjects range from Japan and China to Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa, breaking away from a Western focus on war history and offering a global perspective. The result is a unique study of war across the world in the last 200 years, showing connections, similarities and contrasts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415251396
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/19/2003
  • Series: Warfare and History Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Preface
1 Introduction 1
2 Military mobilization in China, 1840-1949 20
3 South Asia 41
4 The Imperial Japanese Army (1868-1945): origins, evolution, legacy 75
5 The United States military, 1815-2000 116
6 War in modern Latin America 142
7 Sub-Saharan African warfare 169
8 European warfare 1815-2000 192
9 Naval power and warfare 1815-2000 217
10 Air power and the modern world 237
Index 258
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