Introduction to resources for the history of war, from history in focus, part of the institute of historical research at the university of london. The bloodiest conflict in history, world war ii consumed the globe from 1939 to 1945 world war ii was fought predominantly in europe and across the pacific and eastern asia, and pitted the axis powers of nazi germany, fascist italy, and japan against the allied nations of great britain, france, china, the. Articles master of arts in military history norwich online graduate degrees resources – online master of arts in military history articles master of arts in military history an introduction to amphibious warfare articles. Cambridge university press 1997 the wars of louis xiv, 1667-1714 longman 1999 battle: a history of combat and culture westview press 2004 women, armies, and warfare in early modern europe cambridge university press 2008 another kind of war: an introduction to the history of terrorism new haven, ct. World war i was the first big war of the 20th century it started with an assassination and involved more countries than any war before it many european countries made agreements with each other and fought for four years 9 million soldiers and 6 million civilians lost their lives in the war on june 28, 1914 the austrian.
Introduction the literature of war has existed since the first literary texts were written scholars have been quick to acknowledge that war is a dominant force in the works of the three earliest cultures: the greeks, the romans, and the hebrews homer's the iliad and the odyssey reflect a culture of war as. While many books examine specific wars, few study the history of war worldwide and from an evolutionary perspective a global history of war is one of the first works to focus not on the impact of war on civilizations, but rather on how civilizations impact the art and execution of war. Contain all books the library has on the subject, but is designed as an introduction to the larger collection of library holdings books about world war one are in call military science, recounts the full history of the war from the fields of flanders to the jungles of africa the book shows the evolution of the conflict and the.
Thucydides wrote only one work, the remarkable history of the peloponnesian war his history is a painstaking description of the events of the war between athens and sparta, which he describes as the greatest and most terrible war known to him (ii, i23) if we compare thucydides' history with the classic of political. Introduction war dominated 30 years of vietnam's history last century the struggle that began with communists fighting french colonial power in the 1940s did not end until they seized saigon and control of the whole country in 1975 the period that americans refer to as the vietnam war – and the vietnamese call the.
Writer iain sinclair discusses how h g wells's the war of the worlds thrilled and disturbed the reading public through its incorporation of journalism, technology, science fiction and suburban realism. Introduction transcript anchor: good evening the korean war is a forgotten event for most canadians but for those who played an active role, the memories are still vivid tonight we are going to pay tribute to these canadian men and women, and their extraordinary contribution to a war whose repercussions continue to.
The ability to communicate quickly in wartime can profoundly affect military actions and outcomes communication in the field was assisted with the success of new portable tabletop printing presses at the beginning of the american civil war (1861–65. Thucydides, an athenian, wrote the history of the war in which the peloponnesians and the athenians fought against one another he began to write when they first took up arms thucydides translated into english with introduction, marginal analysis, notes, and indices volume 1 thucydides benjamin jowett.
Course description: an historical approach to the major problems of our time emphasis will be placed upon the backgrounds to world wars i and ii, the emergence of the united states as a world power, the communist revolution and its impact, and the problems of industrial society hist 1215 1 - ireland: an introduction. Amazoncom: war in european history (9780199546190): michael howard: books. Archduke franz ferdinand, heir to the throne of the austro-hungarian empire, and his wife sophie were assassinated in the bosnian city of sarajevo this was a key event in sparking the great war of 1914–18.