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 Thirty Years' War 1618–1648

    ESS 29 Paperback
    More than three and a half centuries have passed since the Peace of Westphalia ended the Thirty Years' War (1618-48); but this most devastating of wars in the early modern period continues to capture the...
  2. The Russo-Japanese War 1904–1905

    ESS 31 Paperback
    The Russo-Japanese war saw the first defeat of a major European imperialist power by an Asian country. When Japanese and Russian expansionist interests collided over Manchuria and Korea, the Tsar assumed...
  3. The First World War (4)

    ESS 23 Paperback
    The First World War in the Mediterranean represented more than just a peripheral theatre to the war on the western front. This engaging volume includes details of allied attempts to capture Constantinople;...
  4. The Second World War (5)

    ESS 24 Paperback
    In 1940, fresh from the success in France, Hitler turned his attention to the East. In this volume Geoffrey Jukes explains what led to Hitler's decision to instigate the invasion of the Soviet Union (Operation...
  5. The Mexican War 1846–1848

    ESS 25 Paperback
    The war with Mexico was the one of the most decisive conflicts in American history. After smashing Mexico's armies the young republic bestrode the North American continent like a colossus with one leg...
  6. The Wars of Alexander the Great

    ESS 26 Paperback
    The age of Alexander and his conquest of the Persian or ‘Achaemenid' Empire, which had existed for over two centuries, represents a watershed in the history of the world. This book offers a fascinating...
  7. The French Religious Wars 1562–1598

    ESS 47 Paperback
    The eight French Wars of Religion began in 1562 and lasted for 36 years. Although the wars were fought between Catholics and Protestants, this books draws out in full the equally important struggle for...
  8. The First World War (3)

    ESS 22 Paperback
    In this, the second volume covering the war on the Western Front, Peter Simkins describes the last great battles of attrition at Arras, on the Aisne and at Passchendaele in 1917. Then he moves on to relate...
  9. The Iran–Iraq War 1980–1988

    ESS 20 Paperback
    The Iran-Iraq War, which ended in August 1988, one month short of its eighth anniversary, was one of the longest, bloodiest and costliest Third World armed conflicts in the twentieth century. Professor...
  10. The Napoleonic Wars (3)

    ESS 17 Paperback
    Napoleon's occupation of the Iberian peninsula embroiled him in a protracted and costly war against British, Spanish and Portuguese forces ultimately led by one of history's greatest commanders -- the...

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