This Seat of Mars - Charles Carlton

This Seat of Mars by Charles Carlton is an innovative and moving book. Charles Carlton explores the glorious and terrible impact of war at the national and individual levels. Chapters alternate, providing a robust military and political narrative interlaced with accounts illuminating the personal experience of war, from recruitment to the end of battle in discharge or death. Carlton expertly charts the remarkable military developments over the period, as well as war's enduring corollaries--camaraderie, courage, fear, and grief--to give a powerful account of the profound effect of war on the British Isles and its peoples. Over the early modern period, many millions of young men from the four corners of the present United Kingdom went to war, often--and most bloodily--against each other. The almost continuous fighting on land and sea for the two and one-half centuries between Bosworth and Culloden decimated lives, but created the British state and forged the nation as the world's predominant power.

Book Title: 

This Seat of Mars

Subtitle: 

War and the British Isles, 1485-1746

Author: 

Carlton, Charles

Publisher: 

Yale University Press

Edition: 

First

Year Published: 

2011

Binding: 

Soft cover

ISBN: 

9780300197143

Pages: 

332

Condition: 

Remainder, fine

Dimensions: 

22.6 × 14.6 × 2.6 cm

Book Weight: 

1.084 kg

Publisher's Price: 

R540.00

Price: 

R150.00

In Stock: 

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