HISTORY 389 - War Since the Eighteenth Century
Section: 101
Term: SP 2008
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
May not be repeated for credit.
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"War in the Modern World" deals with war and military institutions in Europe and North America since the beginnings of modern states (about 1500), while placing particular emphasis on the more recent period, from just before the American and French Revolutions to the present time. Its focus is on the interaction of warfare - a changing set of techniques and technologies-with the broader political, social, economic and intellectual aspects of war as well as with the aftermath of war. Some attention is given to particular military campaigns and battles, but mainly to make clear the technical aspects of war and to illustrate important trends and patterns. The approach of the course is comparative, between the differing histories of nation-states, and between the divergent experience of war during the last four centuries. The course aims to explain the central role played by war in the history of modern, Western world.

Required Readings: (May be purchased at Shaman Drum Bookshop, 313 S. State)
John Keegan, The Price of Admiralty
Hew Strachan, European Armies and the Conduct of War
Russell F. Weigley, The American Way of War
Optional Readings will be on reserve at the Undergraduate Library.

In addition, a small coursepack of the required readings is available at Shaman Drum.

HISTORY 389 - War Since the Eighteenth Century
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101 (LEC)
MWF 9:00AM - 11:00AM
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