War in European History

War in European History

by Michael Howard

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ISBN-13: 9780192802088
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 11/28/2001
Edition description: Updated Edition
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 5.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Sir Michael Howard is Emeritus Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford. He has held the Chair of War Studies at King's College, London, the Chichele Chair of War and the Regius Chair of Modern History at Oxford, and the Robert A. Lovatt Chair of Military and Naval History at Yale.

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 on Further Reading

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War in European History 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
sgtbigg on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Howard gives a broad outline of war in European history, therefore he chose a good title. He covers from just after the fall of Rome through present day, all in less then 150 pages. A good survey of the period that is more then just a military history, Howard shows how society has been changed by warfare and how changes in society have been reflected in military developments as well. The book was originally written in 1976, this updated version was published last year and has been updated to include an epilogue discussing the war on terror as well as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This was the only weak section of the book, perhaps showing that Howard is a better historian then he is reporter on current events. The only other minor issue I had with the book was the epilogue was printed in a smaller font size then the rest of the book for no obvious reason. Howard also included an updated "Notes on Further Reading" which was almost as useful as the rest of the book by itself.