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War and Society in Europe, 1792-1914 (Warfare and History)by Geoffrey Wawro
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Traces war in Europe from the aftermath of the French Revolution to the eve of the First World War. Treating warfare as much wider than simply the product of military planning and technology, but a reflection of society itself, Wawro includes discussion of: -The Napoleonic Wars and the Battle of Waterloo -Napoleon III and the militarization of Europe -The Franco-Prussian War, 1870-71 -New technologies and weapons -Seapower and naval warfare -The outbreak of the First World War Combining original work on Bismarck's Wars, Austria-Hungary and Italy, with the latest writing on European armies and navies in the modern period, this book details the evolution of land and naval warfare and highlights the swirling interplay of society, politics and military decision-making.
Combining original research with the recent scholarship, the author examines war and its aftermath from Napoleonic times to the outbreak of World War I. The book highlights the interplay of society, politics and military decision making in Europe.
Combining original research with the latest scholarship Warfare and Society in Europe, 1792 - 1914 examines war and its aftermath from Napoleonic times to the outbreak of the First World War. Throughout, this fine book treats warfare as a social and political phenomenon no less than a military and technologial one, and includes discussions on:
* The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars
* Napoleon III and the militarization of Europe
* Bismark, Molkte, and the Franco-Prussian War, 1870-71
* new technologies and weapons
* seapower, imperialism and naval warfare
* the origins and outbreak of the First World War.
For anyone studying, or with in interest in European warfare, this book details the evolution of land and naval warfare and highlights the swirling interplay of society, politics and military decision making.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 226-239) and index.
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