Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3233: Military Revolutions and Political Change

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.

Asch RG. 2010. ‘War and state-building’. In: F Tallett and DJB Trim (eds.). European Warfare 1350-1750. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 322-337.

von Clausewitz C. 1976. On War [trns. Howard, M. and Paret, P.]. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

DeGroot GJ. 2010. ‘”Killing is easy”: the atomic bomb and the temptation of terror’. In: H Strachan and S Scheipers (eds.). The Changing Character of War. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 90-108.Rogers CJ. 1995. The Military Revolution Debate: Readings on the Military Transformation of Early Modern Europe. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Knox, M & Murray, W. (eds) 2001. The Dynamics of Military Revolution 1300-2050. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Maleševi? S. 2010. The Sociology of War and Violence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Mann M. 1986. The Sources of Social Power, Volume 1: A History of Power from the Beginning to AD 1760. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Parker G. 1999. The Military Revolution: Military Innovation and the Rise of the West 1500-1800 [Second edition, reprinted]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Porter, BD. 1994. War and the Rise of the State: The Military Foundations of Modern Politics. New York: The Free Press, 105-147.

Singer PW. 2008. Corporate Warriors: The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Tilly, C. 1992. Coercion, Capital, and European States AD 990-1992. Oxford: Blackwell.

Luttwak EN. 1995. ‘Toward post-heroic warfare’. Foreign Affairs 74(3), 109-22.

Luttwak EN. 1996. ‘A post-heroic military policy’. Foreign Affairs 75(4), 33-44.