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Course Descriptions: Spring 2014 - HTY 279: European Military History

Instructor:  Stephen Miller

Time:  Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; 11:00 – 11:50 am

Description:   The course examines European military history from the Eighteenth Century to the present.  It will examine the relationships between states and their armies, as well as evaluate army organization and administration, social relationships within the Armies, and civilian attitudes.  Topics of study will include the causes and nature of war, the rise of the citizen army, the European conquest of Africa and Asia, the effects of technology on modern warfare, the wars of national independence, guerrilla warfare, and the relationships of civilians and soldiers.  Readings include J. Walter’s Diary of a Napoleonic Foot Soldier, L. Tolstoy’s Sebastopol Sketches, E. Junger’s Storm of Steel, M. Abdulin’s Red Road from Stalingrad, and T. Morgan’s My Battle of Algiers.


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