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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

War in the Eighteenth-Century World

ISBN 9780230370029
Publication Date January 2013
Formats Hardcover Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

Placing eighteenth-century warfare in a truly global context, Jeremy Black challenges conventional accounts and offers a reappraisal of debates in Western and Asian history. This concise, up-to-date survey assumes little prior knowledge and provides cutting-edge historical insights into a crucial period of world history.

JEREMY BLACK is Professor of History at the University of Exeter, UK. He is an authority on early modern British and continental European history, with special interest in international relations, military history, the press, and historical atlases. A prolific historian, he is the author of over sixty books in addition to over a dozen edited volumes. Among his most recently published books are The English Seaborne Empire (Yale University Press, 2004); Rethinking Military History (Routledge, 2004); The Hanoverians: The History of the Dynasty (Hambledon & London, 2004); Using History (Hodder Arnold, 2005); Naval Power (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009); Beyond the Military Revolution: War in the Seventeenth-Century World (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011); and War in the World: A Comparative History 1450-1600 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).

Naval Capability and Warfare
War and Society
Selected Further Reading
List of Abbreviations


The book demonstrates Jeremy's command of an impressive range of literature, and his capacity to convey these insights succinctly' – Peter H. Wilson, Grant Professor of History, University of Hull, UK
'The best compact survey of eighteenth-century warfare. Black integrates the Western experience, but does not write from a Western perspective ... I regard it as one of the best books he has written throughout his distinguished career.' – Dennis Showalter, Professor of History, Colorado College, USA
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