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European empires from conquest to collapse, 1815-1960 /

by Kiernan, V. G. (Victor Gordon).
Type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Fontana history of European war and society: Publisher: [London] : Fontana Paperbacks, 1982Description: 285 pages ; 20 cm.ISBN: ; ; ; .Subject(s): Military history, Modern -- 19th century | Military history, Modern -- 20th century | Europe -- Colonies -- History -- 19th century | Europe -- Colonies -- History -- 20th century | Europe -- History, Military | Gift of Eleanna Makridou (AC Class of 1988)
Contents:
I. Europe and the world in 1815 -- II. The European armies. Introductory -- The British army -- Royal and Company forces in India -- Foreign armies -- Arms and the men -- III. Indian wars. Conquest completed -- India expanding -- The mutiny -- The new Indian army -- IV. Britain and Russia : wars of the borderlands. The Caucasus and the first Afghan war -- Central Asia and the second Afghan war -- The watch on the Indian frontiers -- V. Wars in northern Africa -- VI. Wars in black Africa. Kingdoms and republics -- Tribes and villages -- VII. Wars of two oceans. The British in the Pacific -- The Dutch in the Archipelago -- The French in Indochina -- VIII. Rebellions. European settlers -- Non-European peoples -- European solidarity and the Boxer Rebellion -- IX. A century of war. Advance of military technology -- Food, drink, health -- The soldier's vocation -- Native troops, and the cost of conquest -- The resistance -- X. Civilization and barbarism. The civilizing mission, and religion -- Doctrines of colonial war -- Realities of colonial war -- XI. Europe and its conquests. Publicity and the public -- Political consequences -- XII. The Great War. The colonial background of 1914 -- Colonial forces and campaigns -- XIII. Challenge and response : 1919-45. New empire problems -- New technology -- Imperialism and fascism -- The Second World War -- XIV. The dismantling of the empires. A new era -- Wars of liberation against France -- Black Africa.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-269) and index.

I. Europe and the world in 1815 -- II. The European armies. Introductory -- The British army -- Royal and Company forces in India -- Foreign armies -- Arms and the men -- III. Indian wars. Conquest completed -- India expanding -- The mutiny -- The new Indian army -- IV. Britain and Russia : wars of the borderlands. The Caucasus and the first Afghan war -- Central Asia and the second Afghan war -- The watch on the Indian frontiers -- V. Wars in northern Africa -- VI. Wars in black Africa. Kingdoms and republics -- Tribes and villages -- VII. Wars of two oceans. The British in the Pacific -- The Dutch in the Archipelago -- The French in Indochina -- VIII. Rebellions. European settlers -- Non-European peoples -- European solidarity and the Boxer Rebellion -- IX. A century of war. Advance of military technology -- Food, drink, health -- The soldier's vocation -- Native troops, and the cost of conquest -- The resistance -- X. Civilization and barbarism. The civilizing mission, and religion -- Doctrines of colonial war -- Realities of colonial war -- XI. Europe and its conquests. Publicity and the public -- Political consequences -- XII. The Great War. The colonial background of 1914 -- Colonial forces and campaigns -- XIII. Challenge and response : 1919-45. New empire problems -- New technology -- Imperialism and fascism -- The Second World War -- XIV. The dismantling of the empires. A new era -- Wars of liberation against France -- Black Africa.

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