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Warfare and Society in Europe: 1898 to the Present / Edition 1

Warfare and Society in Europe: 1898 to the Present / Edition 1

by Michael S. Neiberg


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Warfare and Society in Europe: 1898 to the Present / Edition 1

Warfare and Society in Europe, 1898 to the Present examines warfare in Europe from the Fashoda conflict in modern-day Sudan to the recent war in Iraq. The twentieth century was by far the world's most destructive century with two global wars marking the first half of the century and the constant fear of nuclear annihilation haunting the second half.

Throughout, this book treats warfare as a function of larger political, cultural, social and economic issues and includes discussion of:

* the alliances that led to the outbreak of the First World War
* the First World War
* the Second World War
* the increasing role played by the United States in Europe's twentieth century wars
* Eastern European wars such as the Russian Civil War and the Greco-Turkish war
* new technologies and weapons.

Combining a traditional survey of military history with a survey of social issues, Michael S. Neiberg both examines how social changes have impacted the nature of war fighting and how war has shaped the basic patterns of European society.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900415327199
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/17/2003
Series: Warfare and History Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Michael S. Neiberg is Associate Professor of History at the United States Air Force Academy. His primary research focus is on the relationship of warfare and society. He is the author of Warfare in World History and is currently at work on a history of the First World War.

Table of Contents

1. From Fashoda to Sarajevo
Africa, Alliances and Agadir
Nationalism, Alliances and War Plans
The Death of an Archduke
2. The First World War, 1914-1917
1914-1915: Fighting and Alliance War
1916: Fighting a Peoples War
1917: War, Revolution, Mutiny and Collapse
3. The First World War, 1917-1919
The Yanks are Coming
Making Peace
The Impacts of the War on European Society
4. The Interwar Years, 1919-1939
Warfare in Europe, 1919-1936
Disarmament, Locarno, and the Rise of Fascism
Spain, Munich, and the Road to Warsaw
5. World War II, 1939-1942
Germany's War: Conquest and Collaboration in the West
Britain's Finest Hour
Russia's Great Fatherland War
6. World War II, 1943-1945
America's War in Europe
The Grand Alliance at War
To the Elbe
7. War and Society in Europe, 1945-1989
Reckoning with World War II
"The Dirty Wars" for Empire
The Cold War and European Society

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