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The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern War (original 1997; udgave 1997)
af Jeremy Black (Primary Contributor)
The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern War af Charles Townshend (1997)
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How has war shaped modern society and vice versa? How has it changed over the centuries between the introduction of firearms and the invention of the atom bomb? How is war waged today?This excitingly illustrated book examines the techniques, technology, and theory of warfare from the `military revolution' of the seventeenth century to the present day. The expert contributors explore major developments and themes, including the extraordinary achievements of Napoleon's armies; therole of nationalism in battlegrounds as various as the American Civil War and the former Yugoslavia; colonial wars; the concept and reality of `total war'; guerrilla warfare and `people's wars'.The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern War offers a comprehensive overview of military conflict over several centuries, with fascinating thematic chapters covering air and sea warfare, combat experience, technology, and even opposition to war.Contributors...Jeremy Black, University of DurhamJohn Bourne, University of BirminghamJohn Childs, University of LeedsJean Bethke Elshtain, University of ChicagoAlan Forrest, University of YorkDavid French, University College LondonJohn B. Hattendorf, Naval War College, Rhode IslandRichard HolmesRichard Overy, King's College LondonDouglas Porch, Naval War College, Rhode IslandAdam Roberts, University of OxfordMark Roseman, Keele UniversityPhilip Towle, Queens' College, CambridgeCharles Townshend, Keele UniversityMartin van Creveld, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)355.009Social sciences Public Administration, Military Science Military Science Biography And History
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