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HIST5843M
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A History of War, 2021/22, Semester 1
Prof Simon Ball
S.J.Ball@leeds.ac.uk
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HIST5843M: A History of War

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2021-22

  • - Christopher Storrs and Hamish Scott, ‘The Military Revolution and the European Nobility, 1600-1800’, War in History, 3 (1996), 1-41
  • - Mark Hewitson, ‘Princes’ War, Wars of the People, or Total War? Mass Armies and the Question of a Military Revolution in Germany, 1792-1815’, War in History, 20 (2013), 452-490
  • - Kelly DeVries, ‘Catapults are Not Atomic Bombs: Towards a Redefinition of “Effectiveness” in Premodern Military Technology’, War in History, 4 (1997), 454-470
  • - Kelly de Vries, ‘Gunpowder Weaponry and the Rise of the Early Modern State’, War in History, 5 (1998), 127-145
  • - Steven Gunn, David Grummitt, Hans Cools, ‘War and the State in Early Modern Europe: Widening the Debate’, War in History, 15 (2008), 371-388
  • - David Parrott, ‘The Utility of Fortifications in Early Modern Europe: Italian Princes and Their Citadels, 1540-1640’, War in History, 7 (2000), 127-153
  • - Eduard Alofs, ‘Studies on Mounted Warfare in Asia: Continuity and Change in Middle Eastern Warfare, 550-1350 – What Happened to the Horse Archer?’ War in History, 21 (2014), 423-444
  • - David Bachrach, ‘Milites and Warfare in Pre-Crusade Germany’, War in History, 22 (2015), 298-343
  • - Jon Coulston, ‘Courage and Cowardice in the Roman Imperial Army’, War in History, 20 (2013), 7-31
  • - William Mulligan, ‘Total War’, War in History, 15 (2008), 211-221
  • - William Mulligan, ‘Armageddon: Political Elites and Their Visions of a General European War before 1914’, War in History, 26 (2018), 448-469
  • - Michael Broers, ‘The Concept of “Total War” in the Revolutionary-Napoleonic Period’, War in History, 15 (2008), 247-268
  • - Kevin Linch and M. McCormack, ‘Defining Soldiers: Britain’s Military, 1740-1815’, War in History, 20 (2013), 144-159
  • - Niall Ferguson, ‘Prisoner Taking and Prisoner Killing in the Age of Total War: Towards a Political Economy of Military Defeat’, War in History, 11 (2004), 148-192 with Brian Dollery and Craig Parsons, Prisoner Taking and Prisoner Killing: A Comment on Ferguson’s Political Economy Approach’, War in History, 14 (2007), 499-512
  • - Arthur Kuhle, ‘War Without Contact: Berenhorst, Bülow and the Avoidance of Violence as the Core Paradigm of Military Science’, War in History, Online first, 11 May 2020.
  • - David Stahel, ‘The Wehrmacht and National Socialist Military Thinking’, War in History, 24 (2017), 338-361
  • - P. Harris, ‘The Myth of Blitzkrieg’, War in History, 2 (1995), 333-352
  • - Phil Haun, ‘Winged Victory: How the Great War Ended: The Evolution of Giulio Douhet’s Theory of Strategic Bombing’, War in History, Online first, 5 July 2021.
  • - Bruno Colson, ‘Clausewitz for Every War’, War in History, 18 (2011), 249-261
  • - Christopher Bassford, ‘John Keegan and the Grand Tradition of Trashing Clausewitz: A Polemic’, War in History, 1 (1994), 319-336
  • - John Killigrew, ‘Chinese Military Writings’, War in History, 3 (1996), 353-357
  • - Robin Yates, ‘New Light of Ancient Chinese Military Texts: Notes on Their Nature and Evolution, and the Development of Military Specialisation in Warring States China’, T’oung Pao, 74 (1988), 211-248
  • - Vincent Chang, ‘Recalling Victory, Recounting Greatness: Second World War Remembrance in Xi Jinping’s China’, The China Quarterly, First View, 29 June 2021.
  • - Andrea Ghiselli, ‘Revising China’s Strategic Culture: Contemporary Cherry-Picking of Ancient Strategic Thought’, The China Quarterly, 233 (2013), 166-185
  • - Huaiyin Li, ‘Centralised Regionalism: The Rise of Regional Fiscal-Military States in China, 1916-1928’, Modern Asian Studies, 55 (2021), 253-291
  • - Rana Mitter and Aaron Moore, ‘China in World War II, 1937-1945: Experience, Memory and Legacy’, Modern Asian Studies, 45 (2011), 225-240
  • - K. Goldsworthy, ‘The Othismos, Myths and Heresies: The Nature of Hoplite Battle’, War in History, 4 (1997), 1-26
  • - Martin Thomas, From Sétif to Moramanga: Identifying Insurgents and Ascribing Guilt in the French Colonial Post-war’, War in History, 25 (2018), 227-253
  • - Kaushik Roy, ‘The Construction of Regiments in the Indian Army, 1859-1913’, War in History, 8 (2001), 127-148
  • - Kaushik Roy, ‘Race and Recruitment in the Indian Army, 1880-1918’, Modern Asian Studies, 47 (2013), 1310-1347
  • - Andrekos Varnava, ‘The Politics and Imperialism of Foreign Volunteer Legions during the Great War: Comparing Proposals for Cypriot, Armenian and Jewish Legions’, War in History, 22 (2015), 344-363
  • - Terence Denman, ‘Ethnic Soldiers Pure and Simple? The Irish in the Late Victorian British Army’, War in History, 3 (1996), 253-273
  • - Simon Quinn, ‘British Military Orientalism: Cross-cultural Contact with the Mamluks during the Egyptian Campaign, 1801’, War in History, 28 (2019), 263-282
  • - Truman Anderson, ‘Germans, Ukrainians and Jews: Ethnic Politics in Heeresgebiet Süd, 1941, War in History, 7 (2000), 325-351
  • - Alexander Nordlund, ‘A War of Others: British War Correspondents, Orientalist Discourse, and the Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905’, War in History, 22 (2014), 28-46
  • - Allan Cooper, ‘Reparations for the Herero Genocide: Defining the Limits of International Litigation’, African Affairs, 106 (2007), 113-126
  • - Robert Gerwarth and Stephan Malinowski, ‘Der Holocaust als “kolonialer Genozid”? Europäische Kolonialgewalt und nationalsozialistischer Vernichtungskrieg’, Geschicte und Gesellschaft, 33 (2007), 439-466.  
  • - Jonathan Fennell, ‘Courage and Cowardice in the North African Campaign: The Eighth Army and Defeat in the Summer of 1942’, War in History, 20 (2013), 99-122
  • - Karl Walling, ‘Thucydides on Policy, Strategy and War Termination’, Naval War College Review, 66 (2013), 47-86
  • - Craig Nation, ‘Thucydides and Contemporary Strategy’, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College, Research Report, Theory of War and Strategy, I.
  • - Kate Gilliver, ‘Display in Roman Warfare: The Appearance of Armies and Individuals on the Battlefield’, War in History, 14 (2007), 1-21
  • - Jan Willem Honig, ‘Reappraising Late Medieval Strategy’, War in History, 19 (2012), 123-151
  • - Lorraine White, ‘The Experience of Spain’s Early Modern Soldiers: Combat, Welfare and Violence’, War in History, 9 (2002), 1-38
  • - John France, ‘Close Order and Close Quarter: The Culture of Combat in the West’, The International History Review, 27 (2005), 498-517
  • - Yuval Noah Harari, ‘Military Memoirs: A Historical Overview of the Genre from the Middle Ages to the Late Modern Era’, War in History, 14 (2007), 289-309
  • - Michael Jones, ‘The Battle of Verneuil (1424): Towards a History of Courage’, War in History, 9 (2002), 375-411
  • - Peter Wilson and Marianne Klerk, ‘The Business of War Untangled: Cities as Fiscal-Military Hubs in Europe (1530s to 1860s), War in History, Online first, 3 December 2020
  • - Peter Wilson, ‘War in German Thought from the Peace of Westphalia to Napoleon’, European History Quarterly, 28 (1998), 281-299
  • - A. Stradling, ‘A Military Revolution: The Fallout from the Fall-in’, European History Quarterly, 24 (1994), 271-278
  • - Marcia Colish, ‘Machiavelli’s Art of War: A Reconsideration’, Renaissance Quarterly, 51 (1998), 1151-68
  • - Neal Wood, ‘Some Common Aspects of the Thought of Seneca and Machiavelli’, Renaissance Quarterly, 21 (1968), 11-23
  • - Timothy Lukes, ‘Martialling Machiavelli: Reassessing the Military Reflections’, The Journal of Politics, 66 (2004), 1089-1108
  • - Christopher Lynch, ‘The Ordine Nuovo of Machiavelli’s Arte della Guerra’, History of Political Thought, 31 (2010), 407-425.
  • - Christopher Lynch, ‘War and Foreign Affairs in Machiavelli’s “Florentine Histories”’, The Review of Politics, 74 (2012), 1-26
  • - Mikael Hörnqvist, ‘Perché non usa allegare I Romani: Machiavelli and the Florentine Militia of 1506’, Renaissance Quarterly, 55 (2002), 148-191
  • - Steven Forde, ‘Varieties of Realism: Thucydides and Machiavelli’, The Journal of Politics, 54 (1992), 372-393
  • - Alaric Searle, ‘Was There a “Boney” Fuller after the Second World War? Major-General J.F.C. Fuller as Military Theorist and Commentator, 1945-1966’, War in History, 11 (2004), 327-357
  • - Alaric Searle, ‘Fuller and Liddell Hart: The Continuing Debate’, War in History, 8 (2001), 341-347
  • - Tom Thorpe, ‘A Mere Six Weeks? A Comparative Study Re-examining the Longevity of Infantry Officers’ Frontline Service during the Great War’, War in History, Online first, 8 November 2020
  • - Claire Eldridge, ‘Conflict and Community in the Trenches: Military Justice Archives and Interactions between Soldiers in France’s Armée d’Afrique, 1914-1918’, History Workshop Journal, available from White Rose Research Online
  • - Azar Gat, ‘The Hidden Sources of Liddell Hart’s Strategic Ideas’, War in History, 3 (1996), 293-308
  • - Sibylle Scheipers, ‘Strachan on Clausewitz: Setting Standards for Research and Study’, War in History, 27 (2020), 560-574
  • - Anthony King, ‘Hew Strachan and the Sociology of War’, War in History, 27 (2020), 575-589
  • - Hew Strachan, ‘Michael Howard and the Dimensions of Military History’, War in History, 27 (2020), 536-551
  • - Steven Simon and Jonathan Stevenson (November/December 2015), ‘The End of Pax Americana’, Foreign Affairs, Vol 94, No 6
  • - Mark Clodfelter, ‘Aiming to Break Will: America’s World War II Bombing of German Morale and its Ramifications,’ Journal of Strategic Studies, 33: 3, (2010)
  • - Kenneth Werrell, ‘The Strategic Bombing of Germany in World War II: Costs and Accomplishments’, The Journal of American History, vol 73, 3 (Dec 1986)
  • - Phillips P. O’Brien, ‘East versus West in the Defeat of Nazi Germany’, Journal of Strategic Studies, vol 23,2, (2000)
  • - Hew Strachan, ‘The strategic consequences of the Great War’, The American Interest, IX, no.6 (July-August 2014), 42-51
  • - Hew Strachan, ‘The First World War as a global war’, First World War Studies, I (2010), 3-14
  • - Chiara De Franco and others, ‘How Do Wars End? A Multidisciplinary Enquiry’, Special issue of the Journal of Strategic Studies, 42/7 (2019)
  • - Kersti Larsdotter and others, ‘Military Strategy in the 21st Century’, Special edition of the Journal of Strategic Studies, published online, 8 January 2019.
  • - Bruce Newsome, ‘The Myth of Intrinsic Combat Motivation’, Journal of Strategic Studies, 26 (2003)
  • - Michael Handel and others, ‘Clausewitz’, Special issues of the Journal of Strategic Studies, 9/2-3 (1986)
  • - Catriona Pennell and Daniel Todman, ‘Marginalised Histories of the Second World War’, Special issue of War & Society, 39/3 (2020).
  • - Grace Huxford, ‘Writing Veterans’ History: A Conversation on the Twentieth Century, War & Society, 38 (2019), 115-138.
  • - Richard Reid, ‘Revisiting Primitive War: Perceptions of Violence and Race in History, War & Society, 26 (2007), 1-25
  • - George Lawson and others, ‘Soldiers of Empire’, International Affairs, 93 (2017), 1453-1470
  • - Ole Magnus Theisen, Helge Holtermann, Halvard Buhaug, ‘Climate Wars? Assessing the Claim That Drought Breeds Conflict’, International Security, 36 (2011), 79-106
  • - Tobias Ide, ‘Climate War in the Middle East? Drought, the Syrian Civil War and the State of Climate-Conflict Research’, Current Climate Change Reports, 4 (2018), 347-354
  • - Kendra Sakaguchi, Anil Varughese and Graeme Auld, ‘Climate Wars? A Systematic Review of Empirical Analyses on the Links between Climate Change and Violent Conflict’, International Studies Review, 19 (2017), 622-645
  • - Michael Roper, ‘Re-remembering the Soldier Hero: the Psychic and Social Construction of Memory in Personal Narratives of the Great War’, History Workshop Journal, Volume 50, Issue 1, 2000, Pages 181–204
  • - Margaret Darrow, ‘French Volunteer Nursing and the Myth of War Experience in World War I,’ American Historical Review, 101:1 (February 1996) 80-106
  • - Kate Imy, ‘Queering the Martial Races: Masculinity, Sex and Circumcision in the Twentieth-Century British Indian Army’, Gender & History, 27:2 (2015), 374-396
  • - Stevens, S. Bulmer, S. Banducci, & N. Vaughan-Williams, ‘Male warriors and worried women? Understanding gender and perceptions of security threats’, European Journal of International Security,6:1 (2021), 44-65

This list was last updated on 20/09/2021