Although the Napoleonic Wars ended in 1815, the world entered a new era of conflict as the newly-industrialised European powers sought to contain the expansion of their neighbours on battlefields that spanned the globe, while the United States laid the groundwork for its future superpower status.
The Wars of Empire and Revolt 1815–1914 volume in the Encyclopedia of Warfare Series describes the wars and battles that took place during the height of European imperialism.
A chronological guide to conflict on every continent in the century after the fall of Napoleon, the book covers from the South American Wars of Independence to the American Civil War up to the Zulu Wars, the Boxer Rebellion in China and the Mexican Revolution. This volume tells the story of a turbulent century of empire, revolution and civil war. Featuring full colour maps illustrating the formations and strategies used, plus narrative descriptions of the circumstances behind each battle, this is a comprehensive guide to the conflicts of the world.
The Encyclopedia of Warfare Series is an authoritative compendium of almost five millennia of conflict, from the ancient world to the Arab Spring. Written in a style accessible to both the student and the general enthusiast, it reflects the latest thinking among military historians and will prove to be an indispensible reference guide.