Preface to the 2008 Edition 1: The Wars of the Knights 2: The Wars of the Mercenaries 3: The Wars of the Merchants 4: The Wars of the Professionals 5: The Wars of the Nations 6: The Wars of the Technologists Epilogue: The End of the European Era Notes Notes on Further Reading Index
Sir Michael Howard is Emeritus Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford. His publications include The Franco-Prussian War (1961), which won the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize, Grand Strategy, which was volume 4 in the United Kingdom History of the Second World War (1971) (Wolfson Foundation History Award, 1972), The Lessons of History (1991), and many others. He has held the Chair of War Studies at King's College, London, the Chichele Chair of War and the Regius Chair of Modern History at Oxford, and the Robert A. Lovatt Chair of Military and Naval History at Yale.
I cannot think of a better book to put in the hands of someone
setting out on the study of military history. * Military Times
Howard's chief strength...[is] that he widens the study of warfare to take in economic, political and social factors. * Military Times *