Essential Histories

Essential Histories

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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ESP 1 The American Civil War

The American Civil WarTHIS MIGHTY SCOURGE OF WARESSENTIAL HISTORIES SPECIALS 1Undoubtedly the most c..

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ESS 16 The Punic Wars

The Punic Wars 264–146 BCESSENTIAL HISTORIES 16The three Punic Wars lasted over 100 years, between 2..

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ESS 19 The Hundred Years War

The Hundred Years’ War1337–1453There can be no doubt that military conflict between France and Engla..

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ESS 2 The Crimean War

The Crimean War1854–1856ESSENTIAL HISTORIES 2This bitter war between Russia and Turkey, aided by Bri..

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ESS 26 The Wars of Alexander the Great

The Wars of Alexander the Great336–323 BCThe age of Alexander and his conquest of the Persian or ‘Ac..

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ESS 36 The Greek and Persian Wars 499-386BC

The Greek and Persian Wars 499–386 BCESSENTIAL HISTORIES 36This book covers one of the defining peri..

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ESS 38 The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War 1956–1975ESSENTIAL HISTORIES 38The Vietnam War was arguably the most important event..

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ESS 43 Caesar's Gallic Wars

Caesar's Gallic Wars58–50 BCJulius Caesar was one of the most ambitious and successful politicians o..

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ESS 46 War in Japan 1467- 1615

War in Japan 1467–1615ESSENTIAL HISTORIES 46In 1467 the Onin War ushered in a period of unrivalled c..

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ESS 54 The Wars of the Roses

The Wars of the Roses1455–1485ESSENTIAL HISTORIES 54The Wars of the Roses raged from 1455 to 1485 - ..

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ESS 56 The Zulu War 1879

The Zulu War 1879ESSENTIAL HISTORIES 56The Zulu War of 1879 remains one of the best known British co..

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ESS 58 The English Civil Wars 1642-1651

The English Civil Wars 1642–1651ESSENTIAL HISTORIES 58The period 1642-1651, one of the most turbulen..

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ESS 72 The Jacobite Rebellion 1745-46

The Jacobite Rebellion 1745–46ESSENTIAL HISTORIES 72The Jacobite Rebellion was the final attempt of ..

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