Men, Women and War
Publication Date: January 1993
Men, Women and War edited by T.G. Fraser and Keith Jeffery
Military conflict is a perennial feature of human society. These essays by leading historians from Belgium, Canada, England, France, Ireland, Norway and the USA share an appreciation that war is central to historical experience in the modern world. Ranging from the Middle Ages in Ireland to army mutinies in civil-war England, from the relations between civilians and troops in the French Midi to the role of women in the Canadian armed forces, from the conduct of Napoleonic and World Wars to Korea and America’s debacle in Vietnam, Men, Women and Warscrutinizes. and interprets, an area of abiding fascination.
The book offers neither solution nor solace, but is an attempt by a group of scholars to reflect the complexity and nature of war, and the roles of men and women within it, firing ‘the controversies and debates which carry forward the study of history’.