War 1450 to the Present (HISM427)

30 credits

This is a course devoted to war in its broadest terms, notably to the development of military systems. The emphasis is also on strategy rather than tactics or weaponry. Case studies will be selected in accordance with the interests of students, but the focus will be on the period 1775 and the present. There will be case studies on the war of American Independence, the two World Wars and the Cold War. Students are encouraged to read my ‘Introduction to Global Military History’ as background.