By Geoffrey Jensen
Technology of 1 style or one other has regularly been a critical factor in conflict. The Spartan king Archidamus, for example, reacted with alarm whilst first witnessing a weapon which could shoot darts during the air. And but prior to now centuries expertise has performed an unparalleled position in army affairs and pondering, and within the total behavior of battle. additionally, the effect of latest expertise on war has introduced significant social and cultural changes.
This quantity explores the connection among warfare, expertise, and sleek society over the process the final numerous centuries. the 2 international wars, overall conflicts during which business know-how took a negative human toll, introduced nice adjustments to the perform of prepared violence between countries; nevertheless many point of army existence and values remained principally unaffected. within the latter half the 20th century, expertise within the kind of nuclear deterrence seems to be to have avoided the worldwide conflagration of worldwide warfare whereas complicating and fueling ferocious local contests.
A stimulating fusion of army and social heritage, extending again to the eighteenth century, and with contributions from such major historians as Brian Bond, Paddy Griffith, and Neil McMillen, conflict within the Age of expertise will curiosity lay readers and experts alike.
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