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War, peace and international relations : an introduction to strategic history

Author: Colin S Gray
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"War, Peace and International Relations is an introduction to the strategic history of the past two centuries, years which were shaped and reshaped by wars. The book shows that war is not only about warfare - the military conduct of war - but is crucial to the political, social and cultural behaviour of states." "Written by leading strategist Professor Colin Gray, this textbook provides students with a good  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Colin S Gray
ISBN: 9780415386388 0415386381 9780415386395 041538639X 0203088999 9780203088999
OCLC Number: 74029290
Description: xiv, 306 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction strategic history --
1. Themes and contexts of strategic history --
2. Carl von Clausewitz and the theory of war --
3. From limited war to national war: the French Revolution and the Napoleonic way of war --
4. The nineteenth century, I: A strategic view --
5. The nineteenth century, II: Technology, warfare, and international order --
6. World War I, I: Controversies --
7. World War I, II: Modern warfare --
8. The twenty-year armistice, 1919-1939 --
9. The mechanization of war --
10. World War II in Europe, I: The structure and course of total war --
11. World War II in Europe, II: Understanding the war --
12. World War II in Asia-Pacific, I: Japan and the politics of Empire --
13. World War II in Asia-Pacific, II: Strategy and warfare --
14. The Cold War, I: Politics and --
15. The Cold War, II: The nuclear revolution --
16. War and peace after the Cold War: An interwar decade --
18. Irregular warfare: Guerrillas, Insurgents and terrorists --
19. Conclusion: War, peace and international order --
20. Conclusion: Must future strategic history resemble the past.
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