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Black's effective synethesis of scholarship and thought-provoking analysis make this a work of much value to students of this period in world military history Jeremy Black, author of more than forty books on military history and international affairs, is Professor of History at Exeter University in the United Kingdom.
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What is total war? Definitions abound, but one thing is certain-the concept of total war has come to be seen as a defining concept of the modern age. He contends that this era roughly was markedly different from the warfare that characterized earlier periods; and that it is very different from the situation that has evolved since, with its emphasis on asymmetrical conflict and limited warfare.
Acknowledging that various definitions are problematic and often contradictory, Black argues that to was an era in which the prospect of war and the consequences of it were crucially important for human history.
The Age of Total War, 1860–1945
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The Age of Total War, 1860-1945
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