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From Musket to Maxim 1815-1914

From Musket to Maxim 1815-1914

The period 1815-1914 is sometimes called the long century of peace. It was in reality very far from that. It was a century of civil wars, popular uprisings, and struggles for Independence. An era of colonial expansion, wars of Empire, and colonial campaigning, much of which was unconventional in nature. It was also an age of major conventional wars, in Europe that would see the Crimea campaign and the wars of German unification. Such conflicts, along with the American Civil War, foreshadowed the total war of the 20th century.

It was also a period of great technological advancement, which in time impacted the military and warfare in general. Steam power, electricity, the telegraph, the radio, the railway, all became tools of war. The century was one of dramatic change. Tactics altered, sometimes slowly, to meet the challenges of the new technology. The dramatic change in the technology of war in this period is reflected in the new title of this series: From Musket to Maxim.

The new title better reflects the fact that the series covers all nations and all conflict of the period between 1815-1914.  Already the series has commissioned books that deal with matters outside the British experience. This is something that the series will endeavour to do more of in the future. At the same time there still remains an important place for the study of the British military during this period. It is one of fascination, with campaigns that capture the imagination, in which Britain although the world’s predominant power, continues to field a relatively small army.

The aim of the series is to throw the spotlight on the conflicts of that century, which can often get overlooked, sandwiched as they are between two major conflicts, the French/Revolutionary/Napoleonic Wars and the First World War. The series will produced a variety of books and styles. Some will look simply at campaigns or battles. Others will concentrate on particular aspects of a war or campaign. There will also be books that look at wider concepts of warfare during this era. It is the intention that this series will present a platform for historians to present their work on an important but often overlooked century of warfare.

Contacts

Series Editor : Dr Christopher Brice

Submissions

The publishers would be pleased to receive submissions for this series. Please contact the series editor(s) above, or in writing to Helion & Company, Unit 8, Amherst Business Centre, Budbrooke Road, Warwick CV34 5WE.

Victory Over Disease : Resolving the Medical Crisis in the Crimean War, 1854-1856
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Victory Over Disease

Resolving the Medical Crisis in the Crimean War, 1854-1856
From Musket to Maxim 1815-1914 #4

Michael Hinton

Paperback Helion & Company 248mm x 180mm 308 pages 2 maps, 23 ills, 47 tables, 23 graphs

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The Furthest Garrison : Imperial Regiments in New Zealand 1840-1870
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The Furthest Garrison

Imperial Regiments in New Zealand 1840-1870
From Musket to Maxim 1815-1914 #3

Adam Davis

Paperback Helion & Company 248mm x 180mm 176 pages c 6-8 ills

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For Queen and Company : Vignettes of the Irish Soldier in the Indian Mutiny
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For Queen and Company

Vignettes of the Irish Soldier in the Indian Mutiny
From Musket to Maxim 1815-1914 #2

David Truesdale, John Young

Paperback Helion & Company 248mm x 180mm 112 pages c 60 ills & maps

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The Battle Of Majuba Hill : The Transvaal Campaign, 1880-1881
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The Battle Of Majuba Hill

The Transvaal Campaign, 1880-1881
From Musket to Maxim 1815-1914 #1

Paperback Helion & Company 248mm x 185mm 152 pages 1 colour photo, 1 colour ill, 35 b/w photos, 14 b/w ills, 6 maps

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Bazaine 1870 : Scapegoat for a Nation
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Bazaine 1870

Scapegoat for a Nation
From Musket to Maxim 1815-1914

Quintin Barry

Hardback Helion & Company 234mm x 156mm 320 pages 50 b/w ills & 8 maps

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Journey Through the Wilderness : Garnet Wolseley's Canadian Red River Expedition of 1870
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Journey Through the Wilderness

Garnet Wolseley's Canadian Red River Expedition of 1870
From Musket to Maxim 1815-1914

Paul McNicholls

Paperback Helion & Company 248mm x 180mm 112 pages c 9 maps, 20 ills

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Kitchener : The Man Not The Myth
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Kitchener

The Man Not The Myth
From Musket to Maxim 1815-1914

Anne Samson

Hardback Helion & Company 234mm x 156mm 240 pages 10 b/w photos, 4 maps, 6 tables

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