The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern WarBook - 1997
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 Durham John Bourne, University of Birmingham John Childs, University of Leeds Jean Bethke Elshtain, University of Chicago Alan Forrest, University of York David French, University College London John B. Hattendorf, Naval War College, Rhode Island Richard Holmes Richard Overy, King's College London Douglas Porch, Naval War College, Rhode Island Adam Roberts, University of Oxford Mark Roseman, Keele University Philip Towle, Queens' College, Cambridge Charles Townshend, Keele University Martin van Creveld, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, c1997.
Characteristics: xii, 354 p.,  leaves of plates :,ill. (some col.) ;,25 cm.