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War in an age of revolution, 1775-1815 /
edited by Roger Chickering, Stig Förster.
imprint
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
description
xii, 422 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1107692652 (pbk.), 9781107692657 (pbk.)
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imprint
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
isbn
1107692652 (pbk.)
9781107692657 (pbk.)
general note
Originally published: 2010.
catalogue key
9094263
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2010-12-01:
Editors Chickering and Forster bring together military historians of the early modern and modern periods to examine the two competing master narratives that inform contemporary understanding of the origins of modern war. The first posits a military revolution in the 17th century, when the ubiquity of firearms changed not only tactics and army recruitment but allegedly generated the bureaucratic, absolute state. The second, favored by modern historians, emphasizes the dramatic expansion in warfare due to the French Revolution as the decisive moment when modern conflict began. As the contributions illustrate, the devil is always in the details: issues of continuity or rupture are functions of the individual historian's vision. Indeed, Chickering, in his fine introductory essay, suggests a way to combine both narratives as a means of understanding the genesis of modern mass war. The quality of the essays is uniformly high, and their scope is impressive: they not only discuss battlefield developments, but also examine war's stress on society in such institutions as the economy, religion, and everyday life. The volume boasts an impressive lineup of prolific and important scholars. Bottom line: an important acquisition for military history collections. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Most levels/libraries. G. P. Cox Gordon College
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"An excellent historiographic review on the 'military revolution' of the early modern era, what it was and what its critics assert it was not, opens this collection." -Dieter K. Buse, Canadian Journal of History
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This volume investigates a critical moment in the history of warfare. It assembles historians of the early modern and modern eras to speak to one another across the great historiographical divide that has traditionally separated them. The central questions in the volume have to do with the historical place of revolutionary warfare on both sides of the Atlantic - the degree to which they extended practices common in the eighteenth century or introduced fundamentally new forms of warfare. Among the topics covered in the volume are the global dimensions of warfare, logistics, universal military service and the mobilization of noncombattants, occupation, and the impact of war on civilian life in both Europe and North America.
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The essays in this volume examine the historical place of revolutionary warfare on both sides of the Atlantic, focusing on the degree to which they extended practices common in the 18th century or introduced fundamentally new forms of warfare.
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The essays in this volume examine the historical place of revolutionary warfare on both sides of the Atlantic, focusing on the degree to which they extended practices common in the eighteenth century or introduced fundamentally new forms of warfare.

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