Essential Histories

Each Essential Histories book studies the origins, politics, fighting and repercussions of one major war or theatre of war, from both military and civilian perspectives. Spanning 3000 years of human conflict, most major wars are covered, from the Punic Wars to the Iran-Iraq war. Featuring full colour maps, diagrams and photography throughout, each book in Osprey’s Essential Histories series also includes pictures of contemporary artwork and artefacts, providing a full visual appreciation what it was like to live through each war. Essential Histories are an important reference resource for students, teachers, academics, history enthusiasts and hobbyists.

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  1. The Wars of the Barbary Pirates

    ESS 66 Paperback
    The wars against the Barbary pirates not only signaled the determination of the United States to throw off its tributary status, liberate its citizens from slavery in North Africa, and reassert its right...
  2. Ancient Israel at War 853–586 BC

    ESS 67 Paperback
    Complex and unstable, in 922 BC the kingdom of Ancient Israel was divided into Judah, in the South, and Israel, in the North. For the next 200 years, there was almost constant warring between these kingdoms...
  3. The Indian Mutiny 1857–58

    ESS 68 Paperback
    In the mid-19th century India was the focus of Britain's international prestige and commercial power - the most important colony in an empire which extended to every continent on the globe and protected...
  4. The Irish Civil War 1922–23

    ESS 70 Paperback
    In this follow-up to the acclaimed The Anglo-Irish War, Peter Cottrell explores the Irish Civil War, a devastating conflict that tore Ireland apart. This book examines the many factions that played a part...
  5. The Russian Civil War 1918–22

    ESS 69 Multiple formats
    The Russian Civil War is the most important civil war of the 20th century, changing the lives of over half a billion people and dramatically shaping the geography of Europe, the Far East and Asia. Over...

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  6. The Great Islamic Conquests AD 632–750

    ESS 71 Multiple formats
    Few centuries in world history have had such a profound and long-lasting impact as the first hundred years of Islamic history. In this book, David Nicolle examines the extensive Islamic conquests between...

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  7. The Anglo-Afghan Wars 1839–1919

    ESS 40 Paperback
    During the 19th century Britain entered into three brutal wars with Afghanistan, each one saw the British trying and failing to gain control of a warlike and impenetrable territory. The first two wars...
  8. The Chinese Civil War 1945–49

    ESS 61 Paperback
    Out of the ashes of Imperial China arose two new contenders to lead a reformed nation; the Chinese Nationalist Party, the Kuomintang, and the Chinese Communist Party. In 1927, the inevitable clash between...
  9. The Jacobite Rebellion 1745–46

    ESS 72 Paperback
    The Jacobite Rebellion was the final attempt of the House of Stuart to re-establish itself on the British throne and it saw the death throes of the independent martial prowess of the Highland clans. No...
  10. The Northern Ireland Troubles

    ESS 73 Multiple formats
    The British campaign in Northern Ireland remains one of the most controversial actions in recent history. This new book by Aaron Edwards considers the strategic, operational and tactical aspects of what...

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