Introduction to Global Military History, Jeremy Black
Автор: Black Jeremy Название: Introduction to Global Military History ISBN: 0415629209 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415629201 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Цена: 2886 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание:
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. It combines determinedly global coverage with thought-provoking analysis not only of the military aspects of conflict but also its social, cultural, political and economic dimensions and consequences.
By placing familiar events alongside the largely unknown, the reader is forced to reassess the standard grand narrative of military history that rests on assumptions of Western cultural and technological superiority. It will be essential reading for students worldwide, whether studying modern military history, modern world history, history and international relations or war and society.
This fully updated second edition includes:
chapter introductions and conclusions to assist study and revision
'Voices of War' sourced extracts from the field of conflict
case studies in each chapter to support the narrative and provoke discussion
a 12-page colour map section and over 20 other integrated maps
annotated references from the latest publications in the field
The Muqaddimah, often translated as "Introduction" or "Prolegomenon," is the most important Islamic history of the premodern world. Written by the great fourteenth-century Arab scholar Ibn Khaldun (d. 1406), this monumental work established the foundations of several fields of knowledge, including the philosophy of history, sociology, ethnography, and economics. The first complete English translation, by the eminent Islamicist and interpreter of Arabic literature Franz Rosenthal, was published in three volumes in 1958 as part of the Bollingen Series and received immediate acclaim in the United States and abroad. A one-volume abridged version of Rosenthal's masterful translation first appeared in 1969.
This Princeton Classics edition of the abridged version includes Rosenthal's original introduction as well as a contemporary introduction by Bruce B. Lawrence. This volume makes available a seminal work of Islam and medieval and ancient history to twenty-first century audiences.
Автор: Weinberg Gerhard L Название: World War II: A Very Short Introduction ISBN: 019968877X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199688777 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: от 580 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: In this Very Short Introduction, the eminent scholar Gerhard L. Weinberg explores one of the most important events in history. Examining the origins, course, and impact of the World War II - through both the soldiers and the ordinary citizens who lived through it - he considers the long-lasting impact it continues to have around the world.
Автор: Morgan, Kenneth Название: Australia: A Very Short Introduction ISBN: 0199589933 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199589937 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 1075 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: In this Very Short Introduction, Kenneth Morgan provides a wide-ranging and thematic introduction to modern Australia; examining the main features of its history, geography, and culture and drawing attention to the distinctive features of Australian life and its indigenous population and culture.
Автор: Kenny Kevin Название: Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction ISBN: 0199858586 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199858583 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: от 515 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction examines the origins of diaspora as a concept, its changing meanings over time, its current popularity, and its utility in explaining human migration. The book proposes a flexible approach to diaspora based on examples drawn mainly from Jewish, African, Irish, and Asian history.
Автор: Clark, Gillian Название: Late Antiquity: A Very Short Introduction ISBN: 0199546207 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199546206 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 1075 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The time known as Late Antiquity (c.300-c.800) was a fascinatingly diverse and important period which saw the `Fall of Rome` and the growth of Christianity and Islam. Gillian Glark explores its historical controversies, introducing the main characters and themes, and demonstrating the transition between the medieval and ancient.
Автор: Kennedy Dane Keith Название: Decolonization: A Very Short Introduction ISBN: 0199340498 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199340491 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 1034 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Millions of Africans, Asians, and other peoples were the subjects of colonial rule by overseas empires through the mid-twentieth century. By the end of the century, however, nearly all of these peoples had become citizens of independent nation-states. The United Nations grew from 51 member states at its founding in 1945 to 193 today. Its nearly four-fold increase is one measure of the historic shift in international relations that has occurred over the past half-century. Decolonization is the term commonly used to refer to this transition from a world of colonial empires to a world of nation-states in the years after World War II. Both ex-imperial states and post-colonial regimes have promoted a selective and sanitized version of decolonization that casts their own conduct in a positive light, characterizing the process as negotiated and the outcome as inevitable. This book draws on recent scholarship to challenge that view, demonstrating that considerable violence and instability accompanied the end of empire and that the outcome was often up for grabs. This book highlights three themes. The first is that global war between empires precipitated decolonization, creating the economic and political crises that gave colonial subjects the opportunity to seek independence. The second theme is that nation-state was not the only option pursued by anti-colonial activists. Many of them sought pan- and trans-national polities instead, but a combination of international and institutional pressures made the nation-state the standard template. The third theme is that the struggle to escape imperial subjugation and create nation-states generated widespread violence and produced huge refugee populations, leading to political problems that persist to the present day. By focusing on these crucial points, Dane Kennedy reminds us how the tumultuous, even tragic, changes caused by the decolonization profoundly shaped the world we live in.
Автор: Cunliffe Barry Название: Druids: A Very Short Introduction ISBN: 0199539405 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199539406 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 172 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The Druids have been known and discussed for over 2,000 years; few figures flit so elusively through history. Enigmatic and puzzling, the lack of knowledge about them has resulted in a wide spectrum of interpretations. Barry Cunliffe examines their origin
Автор: Schwartz Vanessa R. Название: Modern France: A Very Short Introduction ISBN: 0195389417 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780195389418 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 1075 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A lively and informative short volume that shows that France is not a faded glory but rather a place that has defined and shaped the key issues of our contemporary world, such as democracy and universal human rights, the emergence of a culture of consumerist spectacle, the tensions between nationalism and contemporary multiculturalism, and the role of religion in the modern state.
Автор: Berridge Virginia Название: Public Health: A Very Short Introduction ISBN: 019968846X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199688463 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 1034 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Public health is a term much used in the media, by health professionals, and by activists. At the national or the local level there are ministries or departments of public health, whilst international agencies such as the World Health Organisation promote public health policies, and regional organisations such as the European Union have public health funding and policies. But what do we mean when we speak about 'public health'? In this Very Short Introduction Virginia Berridge explores the areas which fall under the remit of public health, and explains how the individual histories of different countries have come to cause great differences in the perception of the role and responsibilities of public health organisations. Thus, in the United States litigation on public health issues is common, but state involvement is less, while some Scandinavian countries have a tradition of state involvement or even state ownership of industries such as alcohol in connection with public health. In its narrowest sense, public health can refer to the health of a population, the longevity of individual members, and their freedom from disease, but it can also be anticipatory, geared to the prevention of illness, rather than simply the provision of care and treatment. In the way public health deals with healthy as well as sick people it is therefore a separate concept from health services, which deal with the sick population. Drawing on a wide range of international examples, Berridge demonstrates the central role of history to understanding the amorphous nature of public health today. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Автор: Boddice Rob Название: Pain: A Very Short Introduction ISBN: 0198738560 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780198738565 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 919 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Rob Boddice considers how perceptions of pain have varied across history, and how the treatment of pain has also changed. Beginning with the classical world, he charts the increasing distinction drawn between physical and emotional pain, and the growing modern focus on empathy and compassion towards pain in others, and in animals.
Автор: Gidley Jennifer Название: The Future: A Very Short Introduction ISBN: 0198735286 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780198735281 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: от 580 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Can we ever truly influence, predict, and direct our own futures? Are there multiple futures or only one awaiting us? Jennifer Gidley explains our innate fascination with the unknown future, and considers the role of the human consciousness in embracing multiple future possibilities, and creating a world of our choices.
Описание: This Very Short Introduction adapts Clausewitz`s framework to highlight the dynamic relationship between the main elements of strategy: purpose, method, and means. Drawing on historical examples, Echevarria discusses the major types of military strategy and how emerging technologies are affecting them.
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