Anthony Grafton, ...
Edited by Neil A...
The fundamental character of conflict does not change,’ says editor Jeremy Black in his introduction to War Since 1900. ‘Killing and risking being killed, for the sake of forcing others to accept one’s will, remain the basic condition of warfare.’ In this wide-ranging survey, a team of top international historians examines the cataclysmic conflicts that have shaped the modern world. Beginning with the Boer War, the expert contributors analyse the horror and drama of two world wars, the civil wars of the 1920s and 1930s, the Cold War, wars of decolonization, Middle Eastern wars after 1945, and the changing patterns of conflict from the 1990s to the present day. Their scholarly yet engagingly written accounts are supplemented by hundreds of photographs, and specially commissioned maps and battle plans. War Since 1900 is the most comprehensive survey of modern warfare yet published.