Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

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.

Buy War in the Nineteenth Century book by Professor Jeremy Black from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780745644493
ISBN-10: 074564449X
Format: Paperback
(227mm x 154mm x 20mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 19-Jun-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about War in the Nineteenth Century book by Professor Jeremy Black and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Professor Jeremy Black

Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter.

Books By Author Professor Jeremy Black

War in Europe by Professor Jeremy Black

War in Europe

Hardback, February 2016
$125.09
Cold War by Professor Jeremy Black

The Cold War

Hardback, October 2015
$126.00
Metropolis by Professor Jeremy Black

Metropolis

Hardback, October 2015
$54.00
British Empire by Professor Jeremy Black

The British Empire

Hardback, September 2015
$156.60