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The Wars of Napoleon

The Wars of Napoleon

2nd Edition

Charles J Esdaile
February 13, 2019

First published in 1995 to great critical acclaim, The Wars of Napoleon provides students with a comprehensive survey of the Napoleonic Wars around the central theme of the scale of French military power and its impact on other European states, from Portugal to Russia and from Scandinavia to Sicily...

The Italian Wars 1494-1559: War, State and Society in Early Modern Europe

The Italian Wars 1494-1559: War, State and Society in Early Modern Europe

2nd Edition

Christine Shaw, Michael Mallett
November 06, 2018

The Italian Wars 1494–1559 outlines the major impact that these wars had, not just on the history of Italy, but on the history of Europe as a whole. It provides the first detailed account of the entire course of the wars, covering all the campaigns and placing the military conflicts in their...

The Dutch Wars of Independence: Warfare and Commerce in the Netherlands 1570-1680

The Dutch Wars of Independence: Warfare and Commerce in the Netherlands 1570-1680

1st Edition

Marjolein 't Hart
February 19, 2014

In The Dutch Wars of Independence, Marjolein ’t Hart assesses the success of the Dutch in establishing their independence through their eighty years struggle with Spain - one of the most remarkable achievements of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Other rebellions troubled mighty powers...

The War of American Independence: 1775-1783

The War of American Independence: 1775-1783

1st Edition

Richard Middleton
September 30, 2011

Wars rarely turn out as expected. This book shows how Britain entered a conflict that it believed could not be lost. The American Patriots were similarly optimistic about their martial prospects. Although they eventually secured independence, it was only with the assistance of France and indirectly...

The Global Seven Years War 1754-1763: Britain and France in a Great Power Contest

The Global Seven Years War 1754-1763: Britain and France in a Great Power Contest

1st Edition

Daniel A. Baugh
June 23, 2011

The Seven Years War was a global contest between the two superpowers of eighteenth century Europe, France and Britain.  Winston Churchill called it “the first World War”.  Neither side could afford to lose advantage in any part of the world, and the decisive battles of the war...

War and Empire: The Expansion of Britain, 1790-1830

War and Empire: The Expansion of Britain, 1790-1830

1st Edition

B. Collins
May 06, 2010

The years 1790 to 1830 saw Britain engage in an extensive period of war-waging and empire-building which transformed its position as an imperial state, established its reputation as a distinctive military power and secured naval preeminence. Despite this apparent success, Britain did not become a...

The Great War: 1914-1918

The Great War: 1914-1918

2nd Edition

Ian F. W. Beckett
October 08, 2007

The course of events of the Great War has been told many times, spurred by an endless desire to understand 'the war to end all wars'. However, this book moves beyond military narrative to offer a much fuller analysis of of the conflict's strategic, political, economic, social and cultural...

The Seven Years War in Europe: 1756-1763

The Seven Years War in Europe: 1756-1763

1st Edition

Franz A.J. Szabo
August 23, 2007

In this pioneering new work, based on a thorough re-reading of primary sources and new research in the Austrian State Archives, Franz Szabo presents a fascinating reassessment of the continental war.Professor Szabo challenges the well-established myth that the Seven Years War was won through the...

The English Revolution and the Wars in the Three Kingdoms, 1638-1652

The English Revolution and the Wars in the Three Kingdoms, 1638-1652

1st Edition

I.J. Gentles
March 29, 2007

Ian Gentles provides a riveting, in-depth analysis of the battles and sieges, as well as the political and religious struggles that underpinned them. Based on extensive archival and secondary research he undertakes the first sustained attempt to arrive at global estimates of the human and economic...

Russia's Wars of Emergence 1460-1730

Russia's Wars of Emergence 1460-1730

1st Edition

Carol Stevens
March 22, 2007

Russia’s emergence as a Great Power in the eighteenth century is usually attributed to Peter I’s radical programme of ‘Westernising’ reforms.  But the Russian military did not simply copy European armies.  Adapting the tactics of its neighbours on both sides, Russia...

Austria's Wars of Emergence, 1683-1797

Austria's Wars of Emergence, 1683-1797

1st Edition

Michael Hochedlinger
March 31, 2003

The Habsburg Monarchy has received much historiographical attention since 1945. Yet the military aspects of Austria’s emergence as a European great power in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries have remained obscure. This book shows that force of arms and the instruments of the early modern...

Britain's Colonial Wars, 1688-1783

Britain's Colonial Wars, 1688-1783

1st Edition

Bruce Lenman
January 12, 2001

First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

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