The Short History of War

View Inside Format: Hardcover
Price: $25.00
YUPComing Soon
Our shopping cart only supports Mozilla Firefox. Please ensure you're using that browser before attempting to purchase.

Throughout history, warfare has transformed social, political, cultural and religious aspects of our lives. We tell tales of wars – past, present, and future – to create and reinforce a common purpose.

In this engaging overview, Jeremy Black examines war as a global phenomenon, looking at the First and Second World Wars as well as those ranging from Han China and Assyria, Imperial Rome and Napoleonic France to Vietnam and Afghanistan. Black explores too the significance of warfare more broadly and the ways in which cultural understandings of conflict have lasting consequences in societies across the world. Weaponry, Black argues, has had a fundamental impact on modes of war: it created war in the air and transformed it at sea. Today, as weapons from the twentieth century are challenged by drones and robotics, Black examines what the future of warfare looks like.

Jeremy Black is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Exeter. Black has published widely in military history, including War and the World and Air Power. His other works include Maps and History and Naval Warfare.

ISBN: 9780300256512
Publication Date: October 26, 2021
320 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
Maps and History

Constructing Images of the Past

Jeremy Black

View details
War and the World

Military Power and the Fate of Continents, 1450-2000

Jeremy Black

View details
George III

America’s Last King

Jeremy Black

View details
The Power of Knowledge

How Information and Technology Made the Modern World

Jeremy Black

View details