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The Israeli War of Independence (1947–1949)

David Malet

in Foreign Fighters: Transnational Identity in Civic Conflicts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199939459
eISBN:
9780199333127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199939459.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Israeli War of Independence was the first major modern instance of a transnational ethnic diaspora coming to the assistance of kinsmen in an ethnic conflict. Facing an overwhelming military ... More


Al-Fustat and the Making of Old Cairo

Peter Sheehan

in Babylon of Egypt: The Archaeology of Old Cairo and the Origins of the City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162992
eISBN:
9781936190072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162992.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Egypt was conquered by the Arab army. They laid siege to the Roman fortress of Babylon that lead to the fall of the fortress. As Egypt fell to the hands of the Arab army, it became an integral part ... More


“Training, Training, Training”: The Training System

Pesach Malovany IDF (Ret.), Amatzia Baram, Kevin M. Woods, and Ronna Englesberg

in Wars of Modern Babylon: A History of the Iraqi Army from 1921 to 2003

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813169439
eISBN:
9780813169514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169439.003.0048
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter deals with the Training system of the Iraqi armed forces. It describes the Training Division of the General Staff, its missions and responsibilities and its development, especially ... More


Introduction

Peter Sheehan

in Babylon of Egypt: The Archaeology of Old Cairo and the Origins of the City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162992
eISBN:
9781936190072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162992.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

For the archeologist, the importance of Old Cairo lies in a preserved sequence of continuous occupation extending from the sixth century BC to the present day. The victory of the Arab armies marks ... More


The Crumbling of Armies in Contemporary Syria

Théodore McLauchlin

in Desertion: Trust and Mistrust in Civil Wars

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752940
eISBN:
9781501752964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752940.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter talks about the Syrian Civil War that has been ongoing since 2011, comparing the regime's Syrian Arab Army, the Free Syrian Army umbrella, Jabhat al-Nusra, Islamic State in Iraq and ... More


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