The Routledge History of Global War and Society offers a sweeping introduction to the most significant research on the causes, experiences, and impacts of war throughout history. This collection of twenty-seven essays by leading historians demonstrates how war and society studies have dramatically expanded the chronological, geographic, and thematic breadth of the field of military history. Each chapter addresses the ways in which recent scholarship has integrated cultural, ethical, environmental, medical, and ideological factors to explain both conventional conflicts and genocide, terrorism, and other forms of mass violence. The broad scope of the collection makes it the perfect primer for scholars and students seeking to understand the complex interactions of warfare and those affecting and affected by conflict.

chapter |4 pages


ByMatthew S. Muehlbauer, David J. Ulbrich

part I|161 pages

Regional and Temporal Approaches

chapter 1|13 pages

War and Society in East Asia

ByKenneth M. Swope

chapter 2|12 pages

War and Society in Southeast Asia

ByRichard A. Ruth

chapter 3|13 pages

War and Society in Australia, New Zealand, and Oceania

ByPeter J. Dean, Tristan Moss

chapter 4|12 pages

War and Society in South Asia

ByKaushik Roy

chapter 5|10 pages

War and Society in the Middle East and North Africa

ByEileen Ryan

chapter 6|12 pages

War and Society in Sub-Saharan Africa

ByBruce Vandervort, Marilyn Zilli

chapter 7|12 pages

War and the Ancient Mediterranean

ByMatthew Trundle

chapter 8|12 pages

War and Society in Early Modern Europe

ByAaron Graham

chapter 9|12 pages

War and Society in Modern Europe

ByAdam R. Seipp

chapter 10|13 pages

War and Society in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales

ByMargaret Sankey

chapter 11|12 pages

War and Society in Latin America

ByEllen D. Tillman

chapter 12|13 pages

War and Society in North America to 1877

ByMatthew S. Muehlbauer

chapter 13|13 pages

War and Society in North America Since 1877

ByAntulio J. Echevarria

part II|167 pages

Thematic Approaches

chapter 14|11 pages

Media and War

ByJay Lockenour

chapter 15|12 pages

War, the Body, and Health

ByBobby A. Wintermute

chapter 16|12 pages

The Combatant Experience

ByEric W. Klinek

chapter 17|12 pages

Prisoners of War and Repatriation

ByPaul J. Springer

chapter 18|8 pages

Home Fronts

ByBianka J. Adams

chapter 19|12 pages

War, Atrocity, and Genocide

ByHilary Earl

chapter 20|13 pages

War and Environment

ByJason W. Smith

chapter 21|10 pages

War and Terrorism

ByStephen Connor

chapter 22|11 pages

Religion, Ethics, and War

ByJacqueline E. Whitt

chapter 23|15 pages

Race and Ethnicity

ByDavid J. Ulbrich, Alexander M. Bielakowski

chapter 24|11 pages

Gender and Sexuality

ByHeather Marie Stur

chapter 25|13 pages

Militarism and Nationalism

ByIngo Trauschweizer

chapter 26|13 pages

Memory and Memorialization

ByMichael Dolski

chapter 27|12 pages

War and Culture

ByMatthew S. Muehlbauer