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European Armies and the Conduct of War - Sir Hew Strachan

European Armies and the Conduct of War

Paperback Published: 15th September 1983
ISBN: 9780415078634
Number Of Pages: 240

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Discussing the key issues of modern warfare, Hew Strachan's work examines the theory and practice of land warfare in Europe since 1700.

Looking at warfare in the context of social and political change, Dr. Strachan interprets his subject matter as widely as possible, and European Armies and the Conduct of War considers the roles of air power and the impact of the United States on European military developments.

Through the eyes of the major theorists of the day, European Armies examines:

* how the social and political influences which shape armies, also mould the attitude of those armies to warfare
* the story of techicnal innovation
* the mounting pace of industrialization and its impact of warfare.

Recent military history has tended to focus on the relationship between armies and society and there has been much original research on the subject of the conduct of war. This book brings these approaches together, providing information and insight vital to the study of this fascinating era.

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
The Study of Warp. 1
The Age of Marlborough and Frederickp. 8
The Eighteenth-Century Revolution in Tacticsp. 23
Napoleonic Warfarep. 38
Jomini and the Napoleonic Traditionp. 60
Colonial Warfare, and Its Contribution to the Art of War in Europep. 76
Clausewitz and the Rise of Prussian Military Hegemonyp. 90
Technology and Its Impact on Tacticsp. 108
First World Warp. 130
Blitzkriegp. 150
Total Warp. 169
The Revolution in Strategyp. 188
Epiloguep. 203
Select Bibliographyp. 207
Supplementary Bibliographyp. 216
Indexp. 218
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ISBN: 9780415078634
ISBN-10: 0415078636
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 15th September 1983
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.93 x 15.85  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1

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