War in European History

Paperback | March 1, 2009

byMichael Howard

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First published over thirty years ago, War in European History is a brilliantly written survey of the changing ways that war has been waged in Europe, from the Norse invasions to the present day. Far more than a simple military history, the book serves as a succinct and enlightening overviewof the development of European society as a whole over the last millennium. From the Norsemen and the world of the medieval knights, through to the industrialized mass warfare of the twentieth century, Michael Howard illuminates the way in which warfare has shaped the history of the Continent, itseffect on social and political institutions, and the ways in which technological and social change have in turn shaped the way in which wars are fought. This new edition includes a fully updated further reading and a new final chapter bringing the story into the twenty-first century, including the invasion of Iraq and the so-called 'War against Terror'.

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First published over thirty years ago, War in European History is a brilliantly written survey of the changing ways that war has been waged in Europe, from the Norse invasions to the present day. Far more than a simple military history, the book serves as a succinct and enlightening overviewof the development of European society as a w...

Sir Michael Howard is Emeritus Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford. His publications include The Franco-Prussian War (1961), which won the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize, Grand Strategy, which was volume 4 in the United Kingdom History of the Second World War (1971) (Wolfson Foundation History Award, 1972), The Lessons...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.01 inPublished:March 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199546193

ISBN - 13:9780199546190

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Table of Contents

Preface to the 2008 Edition1. The Wars of the Knights2. The Wars of the Mercenaries3. The Wars of the Merchants4. The Wars of the Professionals5. The Wars of the Nations6. The Wars of the TechnologistsEpilogue: The End of the European EraNotesNotes on Further ReadingIndex