The period of the Revolutionary Wars was a transformative age in human history. Not only did the conflicts change the nature of Western politics, but they also brought the power of mass citizenry to the battlefield, and further refined the use of gunpowder weaponry.
The Revolutionary Wars 1775–c.1815 – the fourth volume in the Encyclopedia of Warfare Series – charts the great upheavals that took place in a relatively short amount of time between the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
A chronological guide to conflict on every continent, especially the American War of Independence (1775–83) and the French Revolution (1792–1815), this volume tells the complex story of how the old orders were overthrown by giving a comprehensive guide to each stage in the global battles of the era. 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 that wracked the world for some 40 years.
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.