Conflict is central to human history. It is often the cause, course and consequence of social, cultural and political change. Military history therefore has to be more than a technical analysis of armed conflict. War in the Modern World since 1815 addresses war as a cultural phenomenon, discusses its meaning in different socities and explores the various contexts of military action.
This study addresses war as a cultural phenomenon, discusses its meaning in different societies and explores the various contexts of military action. Each chapter takes a geographic area and provides an in-depth analysis of its military history.
"This collection of essays covers diverse topics ranging from Southeast Asia, Western Europe, Latin America, and to the United States."-"Civil War Book Review ..."the essays are thought-provoking, well-researched, and of the highest standards."-LTC Michael A. Boden, "Military Review, 06/2005