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Published: 01 October 2013

144 Pages | Approx 11 black and white illustrations and maps

6.9 x 4.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199607891

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Modern War: A Very Short Introduction

Richard English

Very Short Introductions

  • Provides an accessible introduction to all aspects of modern warfare
  • Draws on a variety of areas including history, political science, economics, theology, and psychology
  • Includes direct accounts of the experience of war to consider how it can be misunderstood or misrepresented
  • Looks at definition of modern war and how it has evolved
  • Considers the impact of modern warfare, including its social and cultural legacy
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introduction series - over six million copies sold worldwide