War in European History, 1660–1792: The Essential Bibliography

Author:   Jeremy Black
Publisher:   Potomac Books Inc
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9781597972468


Pages:   122
Publication Date:   31 October 2009
Format:   Paperback
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The books in the Essential Bibliographies series include an essay by a noted scholar on the important historiographical issues and a pertinent bibliography for a particular period or theme in military history. They serve as research tools for librarians, researchers, and readers with a professional interest and as a starting point for pursuing further studies. This title, the second in the series by Jeremy Black (War in European History, 1494–1660), fills the relative neglect of the time period between the age of military revolution and the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars. In Europe, both Austria and Russia had driven back the Ottoman Turks, and the fate of their empire—the “Eastern Question”—became an important issue in European power politics. Within Europe, no power in Western or Central Europe, despite major efforts by France and Austria, respectively, could match Russia’s rise to dominance in Eastern Europe. By contrast, Britain won the struggle for European maritime superiority, decisively so in 1759, and that led to its success over France in the battle over transoceanic colonies. The War of American Independence (1775–83) eventually ranged around the world as well. Although the British lost the struggle to control the thirteen colonies, which became the independent United States of America, the British survived what, from 1778, also became a war with France, Spain, the Dutch, and leading Indian powers with most of their empire retained. War in European History, 1660–1792, covers it all.

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Author:   Jeremy Black
Publisher:   Potomac Books Inc
Imprint:   Potomac Books Inc
Dimensions:   Width: 12.50cm , Height: 1.30cm , Length: 20.50cm
Weight:   0.159kg
ISBN:  

9781597972468


ISBN 10:   1597972460
Pages:   122
Publication Date:   31 October 2009
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   No Longer Our Product
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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In this brief but comprehensive book, Jeremy Black provides a broad survey of contemporary historical scholarship on military history. He gives persuasive arguments that the concept of a European Military Revolution determined by weapons and tactics is too narrow an approach to both military history and the role of violence and warfare in history. The political, cultural, organizational, and logistical aspects of warfare have been underestimated, but that also makes them especially fruitful for future studies. This should be an essential resource for scholars and students alike. Jan Glete, professor of history, Stockholm University


In this brief but comprehensive book, Jeremy Black provides a broad survey of contemporary historical scholarship on military history. He gives persuasive arguments that the concept of a European Military Revolution determined by weapons and tactics is too narrow an approach to both military history and the role of violence and warfare in history. The political, cultural, organizational, and logistical aspects of warfare have been underestimated, but that also makes them especially fruitful for future studies. This should be an essential resource for scholars and students alike. Jan Glete, professor of history, Stockholm University Jeremy Black ranks as a premier historian of early modern warfare. Prolific, insightful, and almost always provocative, he has stood outside orthodox interpretations of European military history and forced us all to rethink received knowledge and extend our horizons. John A. Lynn, professor of history, University of Illinois, and author of Battle: A History of Combat and Culture


In this brief but comprehensive book, Jeremy Black provides a broad survey of contemporary historical scholarship on military history. He gives persuasive arguments that the concept of a European Military Revolution determined by weapons and tactics is too narrow an approach to both military history and the role of violence and warfare in history. The political, cultural, organizational, and logistical aspects of warfare have been underestimated, but that also makes them especially fruitful for future studies. This should be an essential resource for scholars and students alike.


Jeremy Black ranks as a premier historian of early modern warfare. Prolific, insightful, and almost always provocative, he has stood outside orthodox interpretations of European military history and forced us all to rethink received knowledge and extend our horizons. John A. Lynn, professor of history, University of Illinois, and author of Battle: A History of Combat and Culture In this brief but comprehensive book, Jeremy Black provides a broad survey of contemporary historical scholarship on military history. He gives persuasive arguments that the concept of a European Military Revolution determined by weapons and tactics is too narrow an approach to both military history and the role of violence and warfare in history. The political, cultural, organizational, and logistical aspects of warfare have been underestimated, but that also makes them especially fruitful for future studies. This should be an essential resource for scholars and students alike. Jan Glete, professor of history, Stockholm University


"""In this brief but comprehensive book, Jeremy Black provides a broad survey of contemporary historical scholarship on military history. He gives persuasive arguments that the concept of a European Military Revolution determined by weapons and tactics is too narrow an approach to both military history and the role of violence and warfare in history. The political, cultural, organizational, and logistical aspects of warfare have been underestimated, but that also makes them especially fruitful for future studies. This should be an essential resource for scholars and students alike."" Jan Glete, professor of history, Stockholm University ""Jeremy Black ranks as a premier historian of early modern warfare. Prolific, insightful, and almost always provocative, he has stood outside orthodox interpretations of European military history and forced us all to rethink received knowledge and extend our horizons."" John A. Lynn, professor of history, University of Illinois, and author of ""Battle: A History of Combat and Culture"""


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Jeremy Black has recently retired as Professor of History at the University of Exeter. Graduating from Cambridge with a starred first, he did postgraduate work at Oxford and then taught at Durham, eventually as professor, before moving to Exeter in 1996. He has lectured extensively in Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, and the United States, where he has held visiting chairs at West Point, Texas Christian University, and Stillman College. He was appointed to the Order of Membership of the British Empire for services to stamp design. His books include The British Seaborne Empire, Contesting History and Rethinking World War Two.

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