Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL2105: Total War, Total Peace

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Black J. 2010. The Age of Total War, 1860-1945. Plymouth: Roman and Littlefield, 1-12.

Giddens, A. 1985. ‘Capitalist development and the industrialization of war’. In: The Nation State and Violence. Cambridge: Polity, 222-254.

Heuser, B. 2010. The Evolution of Strategy: Thinking War from Antiquity to the Present. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Howard, M. 2005. ‘Total war: some concluding remarks’. In: Chickering, R., Förster, S., and Geiner, B. (eds). A World at War: Global Conflict and the Politics of Destruction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 375-383.

Howard M. 2009. War in European History. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Keegan J. 1994. A History of Warfare. London: Pimlico.

Imlay, T. 2007. ‘Total war’, The Journal of Strategic Studies 30:3, 547-570.

Philpott, W.J. 2006. ‘Total war’. In: Hughes, M. and Philpott, W.J. (eds). Palgrave Advances in Modern Military History. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 131-152.

Saint-Amour, P.K. 2014. ‘On the partiality of total war’. Critical Enquiry 40:2, 420-449.

Strachan, H. 2000. ‘Essay and reflection: on total war and modern war’. The International History Review 22:2, 341-70.