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The human foreground

Vernon Reynolds

in The Chimpanzees of the Budongo Forest: Ecology, Behaviour and Conservation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515463
eISBN:
9780191705656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515463.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The local human population around Budongo is increasing rapidly. The natural doubling rate of the population is 25 years, added to which is the near-continuous immigration from people looking for ... More


Enslavement and Everyday Life: Living with Slave Raiding in the North-Eastern Mandara Mountains of Cameroon

Scott MacEachern

in Slavery in Africa: Archaeology and Memory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264782
eISBN:
9780191754012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264782.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

The northern Mandara Mountains of Cameroon have been a focus of slave raiding for the past five centuries, according to historical sources. Some captives from the area were enslaved locally, ... More


The Social and Political Effects of Air Raids on the German People: A Preliminary Survey: (June 9, 1944)

Franz Neumann

in Secret Reports on Nazi Germany: The Frankfurt School Contribution to the War Effort

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134130
eISBN:
9781400846467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134130.003.0011
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the social and political effects of air raids on German morale during World War II. The strategic aerial bombing of Nazi Germany had increased to such an extent during the last ... More


Deporting the Unwelcome Visitors

Cybelle Fox

in Three Worlds of Relief: Race, Immigration, and the American Welfare State from the Progressive Era to the New Deal

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152233
eISBN:
9781400842582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152233.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter examines variation in the extent to which relief officials cooperated with the Immigration Service to expel dependent aliens. Frustrated by the inability and sometimes unwillingness of ... More


Between Two Dynasties: Deśika in the Art of Śrīvaiṣṇava Narrative

Steven Paul Hopkins

in Singing the Body of God: The Hymns of Vedantadesika in Their South Indian Tradition

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195127355
eISBN:
9780199834327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195127358.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

After an account of a typical popular narrative about Vedåntadeóika told around the precincts of a temple, Chapter Two discusses the traditional sacred biographies (prabhåvams), temple chronicles, ... More


The Admiralty of the Indian Ocean

Arthur J. Marder

in Old Friends New Enemies: Volume 2: The Pacific War 1942-1945

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201502
eISBN:
9780191674907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201502.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

The first section of this chapter describes Operation ‘Ironclad’. It describes the plans to capture Diego Suarez from Vichy France operations, the Japanese midget submarines, and the Japanese ... More


Warriors

Anne Haour

in Rulers, Warriors, Traders, Clerics: The Central Sahel and the North Sea, 800-1500

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264119
eISBN:
9780191734694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264119.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines military activity and violence, as manifest in aspects of the archaeological and historical records for medieval times in the central Sahel and north-west Europe. It explores ... More


The State of War

Geoffrey Campbell Cocks

in The State of Health: Illness in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199695676
eISBN:
9780191738616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695676.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The rigours of war intensified not only patriotism but further retreat into private concern for the well-being of self and body. Plunder from occupied Europe compensated for some shortages inside ... More


Raiding, 1915–1918: Learning on the Job or Unnecessary Attrition?

MARK CONNELLY

in Steady The Buffs!: A Regiment, a Region, and the Great War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199278602
eISBN:
9780191707056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278602.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

The value of trench raids has been much debated by military historians. Fuelled by the often contradictory and strident memories of veterans, the controversy over raiding has not yet reached a ... More


From Peasant Soldier to Elite Warrior: Raiding, Honor Feuds, and the Transformation of Khalsa Identity

Purnima Dhavan

in When Sparrows Became Hawks: The Making of the Sikh Warrior Tradition, 1699-1799

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199756551
eISBN:
9780199918881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756551.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

Warrior groups outside Panjab regarded the Sikh chiefs as upstart peasants addicted to predatory warfare, as distinct from the norms of honorable warfare. “Predatory” practices such as raiding and ... More


Mergermania (1982–96)

Charles R. Geisst

in Wall Street: A History

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130867
eISBN:
9780199871155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130863.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Financial Economics

Market rises after stimulus package from Washington. Mergers trend begins in 1982 with corporate raiding. Stock market rout in 1987 and S&L crisis a year later. Junk bond trend emerges. Michael ... More


Bracing for Armageddon: Why Civil Defense Never Worked

Dee Garrison

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195183191
eISBN:
9780199788804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183191.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

At the dawn of the nuclear age, the US government was faced with an impossible task: to convince the American public that it could survive a nuclear attack. And so civil defense was born. Numerous ... More


The View from Huwaaly Kwasakyav

Natale A. Zappia

in Traders and Raiders: The Indigenous World of the Colorado Basin, 1540-1859

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469615844
eISBN:
9781469619842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469615844.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This interlude focuses on the transition from trading to raiding. The Mojaves sought to capture thousands of horses, sheep, and cattle (along with a few captives) from the tiny vulnerable Spanish ... More


OVER HERE

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

in Mencken: The American Iconoclast

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195072389
eISBN:
9780199787982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The war's impact on free speech at home, along with Attorney General Mitchell Palmer's brutal raids on suspected radicals, intensified Mencken's belief in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. But ... More


Challenges of the Armed Struggle

Yezid Sayigh

in Armed Struggle and the Search for State: The Palestinian National Movement, 1949-1993

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296430
eISBN:
9780191685224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296430.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The start of pinprick raids against Israel by Fateh at the beginning of 1965 provoked strong reactions. The PLO immediately denied any connection with al-Asifa, and insisted that Palestinian ... More


Of Saxons, a Viking and Normans: Colmán, Gerald and the Monastery of Mayo

Ní Máire Mhaonaigh

in Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264508
eISBN:
9780191734120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264508.003.0018
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses the historical accounts of Viking raids in Ireland and Britain during the last years of the eighth century or the early years of the ninth. It compares the accounts of Bede and ... More


Kentucky Rebel Town: The Civil War Battles of Cynthiana and Harrison County

William A. Penn

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813167718
eISBN:
9780813168777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167718.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This is a detailed Civil War study of a Kentucky Blue Grass town and county. This extensive research of Cynthiana and Harrison County reveals the area’s divisive sectional animosities and ... More


Through an Ocean of Sand: Pastoralism and the Equestrian Culture of the Eurasian Steppe

Arash Khazeni

in Water on Sand: Environmental Histories of the Middle East and North Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199768677
eISBN:
9780199979608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199768677.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Through a reading of nineteenth-century Persian natural histories and travel narratives about the Eurasian steppe from eastern Iran to western China, this chapter diverges from prevailing ... More


The Britons and the Irish, 350–800

T. M. Charles-Edwards

in Wales and the Britons, 350-1064

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198217312
eISBN:
9780191744778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217312.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Late‐Roman Britain was subject to attack across the the Irish Sea as well as the North Sea. Many of these attacks were intended to take captives, who were then carried off into slavery in Ireland. ... More


The Pre-Islamic World

Reuven Firestone

in Jihād: The Origin of Holy War in Islam

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195154948
eISBN:
9780199849239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154948.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines sources used in this study and provides an outline of pre-Islamic thinking about issues related to warring in order to establish paradigms against which developing Islamic views ... More


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