War in the Nineteenth Century: 1800-1914 / Edition 1 by Jeremy Black | 9780745644486 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
War in the Nineteenth Century: 1800-1914 / Edition 1

War in the Nineteenth Century: 1800-1914 / Edition 1

by Jeremy Black
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745644481

ISBN-13: 9780745644486

Pub. Date: 08/03/2009

Publisher: Wiley

This book provides an accessible and up-to-date account of the rich military history of the nineteenth century. It takes a fresh approach, making novel links with conflict and coercion, and moving away from teleological emphases. Naval developments and warfare are included, as are social and cultural dimensions of military activity.

Leading military historian

Overview

This book provides an accessible and up-to-date account of the rich military history of the nineteenth century. It takes a fresh approach, making novel links with conflict and coercion, and moving away from teleological emphases. Naval developments and warfare are included, as are social and cultural dimensions of military activity.

Leading military historian Jeremy Black offers the reader a twenty-first century approach to this period, particularly through his focus on the dynamic drive provided by different forms of military goals, or "tasking". This allows echoes with modern warfare to come to the fore and provides a fuller understanding of a period sometimes considered solely as background to the total war of 1914-45. Alongside state-to-state warfare and the move toward "total war", Black's emphasis on different military goals gives due weight to trans-oceanic conflict at the expense of non-Europeans. Irregular, internal and asymmetric war are all considered, ranging from local insurgencies to imperial expeditions, and provide a deliberate shift from Western-centricity.

At the very cutting edge of its field, this book is a must read for all students and scholars of military history and its related disciplines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745644486
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/03/2009
Series:
WCTA - War and Conflict Through the Ages Series, #1
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface viii

1 Introduction: Framing the Problems 1

2 Napoleonic Background 5

3 1815-1849 27

4 The 1850s 60

5 Naval Power and Warfare 71

6 Outside Europe, 1815-1860 96

7 1860-1871 107

8 1872-1902 135

9 The Victory of the West, 1860-1913 151

10 Towards the First World War, 1903-1914 172

11 War and Society 187

12 Conclusions 204

Notes 208

Further Reading 232

Index 236

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