War by Jeremy Black
Past, Present and Future

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War: Past, Present and Future places war in a global context, from the evolution of specialized troops in the earliest nomadic civilizations to future scenarios for war in the space age.Traditionally, historians have treated war as a specific outcome of particular societies.However, focusing on the politics of war, Jeremy Black argues that as the scope of warfare increased in the technological age, the military sought a larger role in policy-making.This has led to the development of a military-political approach to assessing and predicting international conflict -- although this method of strategic analysis has failed to predict any significant conflict. War: Past, Present and Future questions the most accepted theories of military history and is a provocative analysis of war in the human society.
 

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Jeremy Black is a professor of history at Exeter University and the author of more than 100 books. He lives in Exeter, England.
 
Published March 31, 2013 by The History Press. 320 pages
Genres: History, War, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction
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