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Black, Jeremy 1955-

Works: 541 works in 2,964 publications in 6 languages and 95,009 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Maps  Biography  Naval history  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Other, Honoree, Contributor, Creator, Author of introduction, Performer, Interviewee, Compiler, win
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Most widely held works about Jeremy Black
Most widely held works by Jeremy Black
War and the world : military power and the fate of continents, 1450-2000 by Jeremy Black( )

29 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and Turkish and held by 2,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black argues that although in the 18th century the international balance of power shifted, the European mastery at sea did not inevitably translate into success on land. This study is the first attempt at writing a global history of modern warfare
America as a military power : from the American Revolution to the Civil War by Jeremy Black( )

15 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Louis XIV to Napoleon : the fate of a great power by Jeremy Black( )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and German and held by 2,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Louis XIV to Napoleon is an accessible account which considers why France was not more successful and throws light on French history, international relations, warfare and the rise and fall of French power
European warfare, 1660-1815 by Jeremy Black( )

40 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wide-ranging analysis of European land and naval warfare from the military revolution of the mid-seventeenth century to the end of the Napoleonic Wars. The author assesses the conduct, cost, and consequences of European wars for major and minor powers
Fighting for America : the struggle for mastery in North America, 1519-1871 by Jeremy Black( )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book offers a one-volume geopolitical history of North America from the landing of Spanish troops under Hernán Cortés in modern Mexico in 1519 until 1871 when, with the Treaty of Washington and the withdrawal of most British garrisons, Britain in effect accepted American mastery in North America and the North American question was thereby settled"--Preface
George III : America's last king by Jeremy Black( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sixty-year reign of George III (1760-1820) witnessed and participated in some of the most critical events of modern world history: the ending of the Seven Years' War with France, the American War of Independence, the French Revolutionary Wars, the campaign against Napoleon Bonaparte and battle of Waterloo in 1815, and Union with Ireland in 1801. Despite the pathos of the last years of the mad, blind, and neglected monarch, it is a life full of importance and interest. Jeremy Black's biography deals comprehensively with the politics, the wars, and the domestic issues, and harnesses the richest range of unpublished sources in Britain, Germany, and the United States. But, using George III's own prolific correspondence, it also interrogates the man himself, his strong religious faith, and his powerful sense of moral duty to his family and to his nation. Black considers the king's scientific, cultural, and intellectual interests as no other biographer has done, and explores how he was viewed by his contemporaries. Identifying George as the last British ruler of the Thirteen Colonies, Black reveals his strong personal engagement in the struggle for America and argues that George himself, his intentions and policies, were key to the conflict.--Publisher description
War in the early modern world by Jeremy Black( )

35 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 1,852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeremy Black presents a collection of essays charting the developments in military practice and warfare across the world in the early modern and modern periods
The age of total war, 1860-1945 by Jeremy Black( )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is total war? Definitions abound, but one thing is certain - the concept of total war has come to be seen as a defining concept of the modern age. Historian Jeremy Black explores the rise and demise of an era of total war, which he defines in terms of the intensity of the struggle, the range (geographical and/or chronological) of conflict, the nature of the goals, and the extent to which civil society was involved. He contends that war during this era (roughly 1860-1945) was markedly different from the warfare that chracterized earlier periods; and that it is very different from the situation that has evolved since, with its emphasis on asymmetrical conflict and limited warfare."--Jacket
America or Europe? : British foreign policy, 1739-63 by Jeremy Black( )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in English and held by 1,718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An in-depth study of the first climax in Britain's imperial history and a critical period in the establishment of the British Empire and the rise of Britain to great-power status
Britain as a military power, 1688-1815 by Jeremy Black( )

28 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 1,575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1688, Britain was invaded, its army and navy unable to prevent the overthrow of the government. By 1815, it was the strongest power in the world with the largest empire. Jeremy Black assesses the military aspects of this shift
A history of the British Isles by Jeremy Black( Book )

58 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the earliest pre-history to the 1990s this stirring account describes the astonishingly varied stages through which the British Isles have passed to achieve their present identity." "Just as the islands have populated and ruled so much of the rest of the world, so they have been settled themselves by many invaders, all of whom have left their mark - from Romans to Saxons, from Vikings to Normans - creating an immensely rich historical inheritance." "Perhaps most dynamic of all has always been the relationship between the four principal peoples of the islands: Scots, Irish, English and Welsh." "A History of the British Isles is not (unlike most other accounts) really just a history of England. Proper weight is given to all four, often fractious, components of the British Isles, giving the reader an admirably balanced and absorbing account - political, social, economic and cultural - of an extraordinary shared history."--Jacket
Rethinking military history by Jeremy Black( )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rethinking Military History "is a bold new 'thought book' that re-positions military history at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Jeremy Black reveals the main trends in the practice and approach to military history and proposes a new manifesto for the subject to move forward. This must-read study demonstrates the limitations of current approaches, including common generalizations, omissions, and over-simplications. Engaging theoretical discussions, with reference to specific conflicts, suggest how these limitations can be remedied and adapted, whilst incorporating contributions from other disciplines. Additional chapters provide a valuable and concise survey of the main themes in the study of military history from 1500 to the present day. "Rethinking Military History" is essential reading for all those with an interest in military history, and all who wish to take part in moving the discipline forward
The power of knowledge : how information and technology made the modern world by Jeremy Black( )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Information is power. For more than five hundred years the success or failure of nations has been determined by a country's ability to acquire knowledge and technical skill and transform them into strength and prosperity. Leading historian Jeremy Black approaches global history from a distinctive perspective, focusing on the relationship between information and society and demonstrating how the understanding and use of information have been the primary factors in the development and character of the modern age. Black suggests that the West's ascension was a direct result of its institutions and social practices for acquiring, employing, and retaining information and the technology that was ultimately produced. His cogent and well-reasoned analysis looks at cartography and the hardware of communication, armaments and sea power, mercantilism and imperialism, science and astronomy, as well as bureaucracy and the management of information, linking the history of technology with the history of global power while providing important indicators for the future of our world"--
Kings, nobles and commoners : states and societies in early modern Europe, a revisionist history by Jeremy Black( )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kings, Nobles and Commoners explores the workings of religion on the development of the early modern state in Europe and traces its continued influence from 1550 to 1800. Focusing on religion's power as a badge of identity and source of inspiration in early state development and the nature of the states that emerged, Jeremy Black makes a significant and stimulating contribution to the scholarship on the emergence of the modern nation state." "Jeremy Black's revisionist history based on cutting edge research and a mass of original materials including the rich historical geography now coming to light, links together themes vital for an understanding of the period. He tracks the rise to power of both Protestant and Catholic states. On the Protestant side were the United Provinces and Britain, with growing financial, technical, military and naval resources, expanding into the New World, and Britain, becoming a global power Sweden and Prussia were powerful, centralised militaristic states. On the Catholic side the Habsburgs and France vied for dominance."--Jacket
Warfare in the Western world, 1882-1975 by Jeremy Black( )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maps and history : constructing images of the past by Jeremy Black( Book )

26 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Historical atlases offer an understanding of the past which is invaluable to historians, not only because they convey a previous age's sense of space and distance but also because they reveal what historians and educators of those periods thought important to include or omit. This book ... explores the role, development, and nature of this important reference tool and discusses its impact on the presentation of the past. Jeremy Black begins with a consideration of the 'pre-history' of the historical atlas: individual maps depicting the Holy Land at the time of Christ and maps of the classical world. He then examines the first known historical atlas, the Parergon of Abraham Ortelius, which was published in Antwerp in 1570 and was followed by other works that mapped the world of the Bible and the classics. In the eighteenth century, there was a growing interest in mapping the post-Classical world, and works appeared that included maps of medieval Europe. In the nineteenth century, historical maps came increasingly to embody a clear political emphasis, mapping blocs of territory separated by clear linear frontiers and reflecting an approach to the past focused on undivided sovereignty and the development of the nation-state. In the twentieth century, historical atlases have both contributed to and responded to other ideologies, portraying peoples, languages, and cultural differences in an immediate and often striking visual form. Since 1945 the range of atlases has broadened to include maps devoted to the global environment, health, population trends and other sociological, cultural and economic changes. And both the 'liberation' of the Third World and the ending of the Cold War have stimulated a full scale re-mapping of the globe and the way it is perceived."--Jacket
Maps and politics by Jeremy Black( Book )

32 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 1,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do maps accurately and objectively present the information we expect them to portray, or are they instead colored by the political purposes of their makers? In the lively and well-illustrated Maps and Politics, Jeremy Black investigates this dangerous territory, arguing persuasively that the supposed "objectivity" of the map-making and map-using process cannot be divorced from aspects of the politics of representation. Black uses a wide variety of historical and contemporary examples to show that maps have played, and continue to play, a major role in international and domestic politics. From an Australian atlas that gives Australia pride of place in the center of the globe to U.S. maps from World War II that minimize the distances between the United States and Europe, globalizing American attention, to current wildly divergent representations of the former Yugoslavia used by various groups to assert ethnic identities and territorial claims, maps both reflect and advance political agendas in powerful ways. Among the many topics Black considers are how to recognize the underlying messages shown by various projections in world maps or historical atlases; how cartographers deal with political and socioeconomic issues in maps; and the problems of mapping frontiers, especially those that are in dispute. In all these areas, Black shows that the major cartographic developments over the past century have been responses both to scientific advances and to a greater emphasis on graphic imagery in societies affected by politicization, democratization, and consumer and cultural shifts
War in European history, 1660-1792 by Jeremy Black( )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new volume in Potomac's Essential Bibliography series
Debating foreign policy in eighteenth-century Britain by Jeremy Black( )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on how Britain's foreign policy during the eighteenth century was debated and written about in British society. Taking as a central theme the debate over policy and the development of public culture and politics, the author explores how these were linked to developing relations with Europe and helped shape colonial strategies and expectations. He highlights how widely-shared concerns about such issues as national defense, the strength of the Royal Navy, and trade protection presented little consensus in how they were to be realized, and were the subject of fierce public debate. He underlines how these kinds of issues were not considered in the abstract, but in terms of a political community that was divided over a series of key issues
A military history of Britain : from 1775 to the present by Jeremy Black( )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Starting his account at a time when Britain was poised to rule the world's oceans - and much of its land as well - prolific historian Jeremy Black details the nation's involvement in global affairs from the late-18th century to the present. A Military History of Britain is an account of military structures and cultures, and relevant socio-political contexts, as well as of conflicts. As in all of his writing, Black seeks to challenge conventional assumptions and offer illuminating new perspectives."--Jacket
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America as a military power : from the American Revolution to the Civil War
America as a military power : from the American Revolution to the Civil WarFrom Louis XIV to Napoleon : the fate of a great powerEuropean warfare, 1660-1815Fighting for America : the struggle for mastery in North America, 1519-1871George III : America's last kingWar in the early modern worldThe age of total war, 1860-1945America or Europe? : British foreign policy, 1739-63
Alternative Names
Black, Ian 1955-

Black, J. 1955-

Black, J. M. 1955-

Black, Jeremy

Black, Jeremy 1955-

Black, Jeremy M. 1955-

Black, Jeremy Martin.

Black, Jeremy Martin 1955-

Jeremy Black britischer Historiker

Jeremy Black Brits militair historicus

Jeremy Black brytyjski historyk

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부라이커, 제리미 1955-

블랙, 제러미 1955-

블랙, 제레미 1955-

포래극, 걸리미 1955-


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