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The Changing Nature of Warfare

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  • ISBN:9780521000468
  • Format:Paperback
  • Subject(s):History
  • Author(s):Peter Browning
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An engaging range of period texts and theme books for AS and A Level history.

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  • DESCRIPTION

    A succinct survey of the changing complexities of modern warfare - with particular emphasis on land warfare - and offers a useful introduction to this important aspect of European and world history. Peter Browning examines how and why warfare changed betweem 1792 and 1945. He traces the development from the 'impulse' warfare of Napoleon, via the political wars of the mid nineteenth century and the trench warfare of 1914-18, to Blitzkrieg in 1939-45. These practices are studied with reference to the theory of warfare and especially the ideas of Carl von Clausewitz - one of the great theorists of war.

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  • FEATURES
    • The AS textbooks are ideal for students who have never studied the history of these periods before. they provide detailed background information on the period studied, and include notes explaining key terms, lists of significant dates, and focus questions to consolidate learning.

    • All of the AS titles have been endorsed by OCR for use with their AS specification for history, and several of the titles will also be appropriate for Edexcel and AQA study units.

    • Many of the books include a seperate document section, where students can study and evaluate a range of source material.

    • Shorter themed books explore particular topics in greater depth. The topics examined can be linked with the period covering foundation texts, providing students and teachers with flexibillity in structuring A Level courses.

  • CONTENTS
    • Preface
    • 1. Limited warfare: wars in the mid-eighteenth century
    • 2. Impulse warfare: wars in the age of Napoleon
    • 3. Political warfare: wars of the mid-nineteenth century
    • 4. Position warfare: the First World War
    • 5. Armoured warfare: the Second World War
    • 6. Conclusion.

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