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War, Peace, and International Relations An Introduction to Strategic History

ISBN-10: 041538639X
ISBN-13: 9780415386395
Edition: 2007
Authors: Colin Gray
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Description: This newnbsp;volume explores the theory and practice of war and peace in modern historical context.nbsp; Innbsp;fourteen clear and concisenbsp;chapters, this book hits the high and low points of internationalnbsp;politics over anbsp;two  More...

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Book details

List price: $48.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 6/4/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

This newnbsp;volume explores the theory and practice of war and peace in modern historical context.nbsp; Innbsp;fourteen clear and concisenbsp;chapters, this book hits the high and low points of internationalnbsp;politics over anbsp;two hundrednbsp;year period, plus a brief foray into the future out to 2025.nbsp; War, Peace and International Relations serves as an excellentnbsp;introduction to the international history of the past two centuries, showing how those two centuries were shaped and reshaped extensively by war.nbsp; This book takes a broad view of what was relevant to the causes, courses, and consequences of wars. Thisnbsp;book is annbsp;invaluable resource for students of strategic studies, security studies, international relations, and international history.

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List of maps
List of boxes and tables
Preface
Introduction: strategic history
Themes and contexts of strategic history
Introduction: a binding framework
Themes
Contexts
Conclusion
Carl von Clausewitz and the theory of war
Introduction: theory for all seasons
Strategic ideas and strategic behaviour
Jomini and Clausewitz
Conclusion
From limited war to national war: the French Revolution and the Napoleonic way of war
Introduction: two transformations
Limited war and great war
The Revolution and its warfare
Napoleon's art of war
Problems with the Napoleonic way of war and warfare
Political and strategic failure
Conclusion
The nineteenth century, I: a strategic view
Introduction: the reach of strategic history
A violent century
Implications of the Industrial Revolution: the strategic tale
Conclusion
The nineteenth century, II: technology, warfare and international order
Introduction: Waterloo to the Marne
Weapons and warfare
Politics and strategic history
Conclusion
World War I, I: controversies
Introduction: the making of the twentieth century
A contested history
Conclusion
World War I, II: modern warfare
Introduction: education by experience
The course of the war
Modern warfare
Conclusion
The twenty-year armistice, 1919-39
Introduction: contrasting decades
Versailles and the legacy of the Great War
The changing political context: strategic implications
Conclusion
The mechanization of war
Introduction: revolution in military affairs
Land warfare
Air power
Sea power
Conclusion
World War II in Europe, I: the structure and course of total war
Introduction: total war
The structure of the war
The course of the war
Conclusion
World War II in Europe, II: understanding the war
Introduction: what was the war about?
Hitler's war
Warfare, 1939-45
Why did Germany lose?
Conclusion
World War II in Asia-Pacific, I: Japan and the politics of empire
Introduction: global war
The Japanese bid for empire
Japan and the United States: the drift to war
Conclusion
World War II in Asia-Pacific, II: strategy and warfare
Introduction: over the cliff
Japanese strategy
American strategy
The end for Japan
Conclusion
The Cold War, I: politics and ideology
Introduction: from war to peace - the consequences of World War II
From cold peace to Cold War
The Cold War reconsidered
Some interim judgements
Conclusion
The Cold War, II: the nuclear revolution
Introduction: the strategic challenge
The bomb
The nuclear revolution
Nuclear strategy
The nuclear arms competition
Conclusion
War and peace after the Cold War: an interwar decade
Introduction: the interwar thesis
A unipolar world
'New wars' and 'old wars': a bloody decade
Conclusion
9/11 and the age of terror
Introduction: the return of a master narrative
9/11: World War III?
Warfare: from the Industrial Age to the Information Age
Conclusion
Irregular warfare: guerrillas, insurgents and terrorists
Introduction: two kinds of warfare
Guerrilla warfare, insurgency and terrorism
Irregular warfare: an overview
Terrorism and counter-terrorism
Al Qaeda and the 'New Terrorism'
Conclusion
War, peace and international order
Introduction: war-peace cycle
New world orders
Conclusion
Conclusion: must future strategic history resemble the past?
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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