War, Armed Forces and Society

Department of History, School of History and Cultures

College of Arts and Law


Code 20539

Level of study First Year

Credit value 40

Semester 1&2

Module description

The module will introduce students to the fundamental problems and concepts involved in the study of war. The module will trace the impact of war and of armies on states, societies and individuals from the Roman Empire until the present day. The module will consider how war has influenced the development of the Roman, post-Roman, medieval, early modern and modern worlds and how war and armies have been influenced by broader social, economic, technological and political change.