Warfare and Society in Europe: 1898 to the Present

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Psychology Press, 2004 - History - 199 pages
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Warfare and Society in Europe, 1898 to the Present examines warfare in Europe from the Fashoda conflict in modern-day Sudan to the recent war in Iraq. The twentieth century was by far the world's most destructive century with two global wars marking the first half of the century and the constant fear of nuclear annihilation haunting the second half.

Throughout, this book treats warfare as a function of larger political, cultural, social and economic issues and includes discussion of:

* the alliances that led to the outbreak of the First World War
* the First World War
* the Second World War
* the increasing role played by the United States in Europe's twentieth century wars
* Eastern European wars such as the Russian Civil War and the Greco-Turkish war
* new technologies and weapons.

Combining a traditional survey of military history with a survey of social issues, Michael S. Neiberg both examines how social changes have impacted the nature of war fighting and how war has shaped the basic patterns of European society.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
From Fashoda to Sarajevo
10
The death of an Archduke
27
World War I 19141917
34
Fighting a peoples war
42
War revolution mutiny and collapse
50
World War I 19171919
57
Making peace
66
Spain Munich and the road to Warsaw
97
Conquest and collaboration in the west
106
Britains finest hour
114
Russias Great Fatherland war
121
World War II 19421945
130
34
136
War and society in Europe 19451989
154
Conclusions
177

The impact of the war on European society
74
The interwar years 19191939
82
Disarmament Locarno and the rise of Fascism
89
Notes
190
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About the author (2004)

Michael S. Neiberg is Associate Professor of History at the United States Air Force Academy. His primary research focus is on the relationship of warfare and society. He is the author of Warfare in World History and is currently at work on a history of the First World War.

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