European Empires from Conquest to Collapse 1815-1960
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European Empires from Conquest to Collapse 1815-1960

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A wide-ranging book which brings within a single view the wars which created Europe's empires. Beginning with the post-Napoleonic era, it presents all the major episodes of an often dramatic story in which the military agents of European imperialism met the peoples of the rest of the world in armed conflict.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 1st 1998 by Alan Sutton Publishing (first published January 1st 1982)
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Simon Wood

The Marxist historian, V.G.Kiernan wrote this volume for the now long forgotten "Fontana History of War and European Society" series nearly thirty years ago. Despite its venerable age, the book is still an excellent introduction to the subject of Imperial Europe (Britain, France, Russia, Spain, Portugal, Germany, etc) and their Wars in the non-European world from the end of the Napoleonic Wars up until the point when the book was originally written.

No doubt it was an interesting r...more
An unusual book on warfare and history, Kiernan's European Empires from Conquest to Collapse, 1815-1960 traces the major wars that defined Europe's advance into Asia, Africa, and the Pacific – then to a discussion of the characteristics of the warfare that enabled it – and last to the subsequent collapse of these great colonial empires.

This anyway, describes the progress the book makes. The question all this history provokes is why? Why set this as the course for the book? What question does Ki...more
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Professor Victor Gordon Kiernan was a British Marxist historian and a former member of the Communist Party Historians Group with a particular focus on the history of imperialism.
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