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War in the Modern World, 1990-2014

by Jeremy Black

In War in the Modern World, 1990-2014, Jeremy Black looks at the most modern of conflicts from the perspective that war is a central feature of the modern world. Arguing that understanding non-Western developments...


British Politics and Foreign Policy, 1727-44

by Jeremy Black

Covering the period from the end of the Anglo-French alliance in 1731 to the declaration of war between the two powers in 1744, this book charts a turbulent period in British politics that witnessed the last...


The British and the Grand Tour (Routledge Revivals)

by Jeremy Black

First published in 1985, this is a scholarly analysis of the Grand Tour, undertaken by young men in the eighteenth century to complete their education - a tour usually to France, Italy and Switzerland, and sometimes...


Introduction to Global Military History: 1775 to the Present Day

by Jeremy Black

This lucid account of military developments around the modern world begins with the American War of Independence and the French revolutionary wars and continues chronologically to the latest 21st century conflicts....


Politics and Foreign Policy in the Age of George I, 1714-1727

by Jeremy Black

Through its focus on the relationship between foreign and domestic politics, this book provides a new perspective on the often fractious and tangled events of George I’s reign (1714-27). This was a period...


The Power of Knowledge: How Information and Technology Made the Modern World

by Jeremy Black

Information is power. For more than five hundred years the success or failure of nations has been determined by a country’s ability to acquire knowledge and technical skill and transform them into strength...


Europe and the World, 1650-1830

by Professor Jeremy Black & Jeremy Black

Europe and the World, 1650-1830 is an important thematic study of the first age of globalisation. It surveys the interaction of Europe, Europe's growing colonies and other major global powers, such as the Ottoman...


Debating Foreign Policy in Eighteenth-Century Britain

by Jeremy Black

It was during the course of the eighteenth century that Britain's status as a major maritime and commercial power was forged, shaping the political, economic and military policies of the nation for the next...


From Louis XIV to Napoleon: The Fate of a Great Power

by Professor Jeremy Black & Jeremy Black

Much of the period 1661-1815 appeared to be the age of France. France was the greatest power in Western Europe in the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and Louis XIV and Napoleon seemed to dominate their...


The Age of Total War, 1860-1945

by Jeremy Black

What is total war? Definitions abound, but one thing is certain—the concept of total war has come to be seen as a defining concept of the modern age. In The Age of Total War, celebrated historian Jeremy Black...


The Battle of Waterloo

by Jeremy Black

The name Waterloo has become synonymous with final, crushing defeat. Now this legendary battle is re-created in a groundbreaking book by an eminent British military historian making his major American debut....


British Politics and Foreign Policy, 1727-44

by Jeremy Black

Covering the period from the end of the Anglo-French alliance in 1731 to the declaration of war between the two powers in 1744, this book charts a turbulent period in British politics that witnessed the last...


Politics and Foreign Policy in the Age of George I, 1714-1727

by Jeremy Black

Through its focus on the relationship between foreign and domestic politics, this book provides a new perspective on the often fractious and tangled events of George I's reign (1714-27). This was a period of...


British Politics and Foreign Policy, 1744-57: Mid-Century Crisis

by Jeremy Black

The years between 1744 and 1757 were a testing time for the British government as political unrest at home exploded into armed rebellion, whilst on the continent French armies were repeatedly victorious. Providing...


The Tory World: Deep History and the Tory Theme in British Foreign Policy, 1679-2014

by Jeremy Black

Political decisions are never taken in a vacuum but are shaped both by current events and historical context. In other words, long-term developments and patterns in which the accumulated memory of what came...


A New History of England

by Jeremy Black

Cecil Rhodes's characteristically nineteenth-century confidence rings rather hollow as England enters the twenty-first century in somewhat reduced circumstances. In his New History of England, leading historian...


War

by Jeremy Black

This global analysis of the social effects of war offers a far-reaching assessment of military history, challenging the focus on technology and military revolution. War is placed in context, from the evolution...


War and the Cultural Turn

by Jeremy Black

In this stimulating new text, renowned military historian Jeremy Black unpacks the concept of culture as a descriptive and analytical approach to the history of warfare. Black takes the reader through the limits...


War in the Nineteenth Century

by Jeremy Black

This book provides an accessible and up-to-date account of the rich military history of the nineteenth century. It takes a fresh approach, making novel links with conflict and coercion, and moving away from...


The Atlantic Slave Trade in World History

by Jeremy Black

In The Atlantic Slave Trade in World History, Jeremy Black presents a compact yet comprehensive survey of slavery and its impact on the world, primarily centered on the Atlantic trade. Opening with a clear discussion...