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Introduction

Azar Gat

in Fascist and Liberal Visions of War: Fuller, Liddell Hart, Douhet, and Other Modernists

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207153
eISBN:
9780191677519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207153.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History, History of Ideas

Basil Henry Liddell Hart is perhaps the most well-known strategic theorist of the twentieth century, however since his death, his ideas were subjected to scholarly criticism and his reputation ... More


Fascist and Liberal Visions of War: Fuller, Liddell Hart, Douhet, and Other Modernists

Azar Gat

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207153
eISBN:
9780191677519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207153.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History, History of Ideas

In this study, the author examines how the theories of mechanized war developed throughout the industrial world in the first decades of the twentieth century. He explains why the most famous pioneers ... More


Operational Art and Britain, 1909–2009

Hew Strachan

in The Evolution of Operational Art: From Napoleon to the Present

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599486
eISBN:
9780191595806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599486.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter examines the origins, development, and implications of operational art in the British armed forces. The Field Service Regulations of 1909 represented the first official attempt to ... More


Background: The First World War in Western Consciousness

Azar Gat

in Fascist and Liberal Visions of War: Fuller, Liddell Hart, Douhet, and Other Modernists

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207153
eISBN:
9780191677519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207153.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History, History of Ideas

The First World War was a landmark in Western consciousness, yet its significance in the several nations involved differed greatly. In the mid-1920s a formal and vague consensus in favour of ... More


Theory: Limited War, Moderate Peace, and the Strategy of Indirect Approach

Azar Gat

in Fascist and Liberal Visions of War: Fuller, Liddell Hart, Douhet, and Other Modernists

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207153
eISBN:
9780191677519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207153.003.0010
Subject:
History, Military History, History of Ideas

This chapter discusses the Liddell Hart's works and theories on the concept of limited war, moderate peace and the strategy of indirect approach. Written in his younger days, most of his theories are ... More


Policy: Defence of the West (I): Containment in the 1930s

Azar Gat

in Fascist and Liberal Visions of War: Fuller, Liddell Hart, Douhet, and Other Modernists

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207153
eISBN:
9780191677519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207153.003.0011
Subject:
History, Military History, History of Ideas

By the beginning of the 1930s, after having written his history of the First World War, Liddell Hart set out to define more closely what had gone wrong with the war. He approached the question from a ... More


Policy: Defence of the West (II): Cold War-Hot War

Azar Gat

in Fascist and Liberal Visions of War: Fuller, Liddell Hart, Douhet, and Other Modernists

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207153
eISBN:
9780191677519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207153.003.0012
Subject:
History, Military History, History of Ideas

During the advent of the Second World War, Liddell Hart's growing opposition to Britain's war policy made him an outcast and relegated him to isolation and wilderness from his once popular and ... More


Conclusion: ‘The Western Way in Warfare’, Past and Future

Azar Gat

in Fascist and Liberal Visions of War: Fuller, Liddell Hart, Douhet, and Other Modernists

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207153
eISBN:
9780191677519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207153.003.0013
Subject:
History, Military History, History of Ideas

This conclusion concludes that Liddell Hart's contribution to strategic theory exceeds and is much serious than his popular doctrines of ‘indirect approach’ and the ‘British way in warfare’. It is ... More


Riots and Trials in London, 1840–60

Dominic Janes

in Victorian Reformation: The Fight Over Idolatry in the Church of England, 1840-1860

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195378511
eISBN:
9780199869664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378511.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter surveys events in Pimlico in west London between the end of the 1840s and the end of the 1850s. In these dramatic years St. Paul's, Knightsbridge and St. Barnabas, Pimlico became the ... More


‘The Real War’: Liddell Hart, Cruttwell, and Falls

Hew Strachan

in The First World War and British Military History

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198222996
eISBN:
9780191678561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222996.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter compares the works of influential historians B. H. Liddell Hart, C. R. M. F. Cruttwell, and Cyril Falls on the historiography of World War I. It suggests that the pre-war and wartime ... More


Christ Church

J. F. A. Mason

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume VII: Nineteenth-Century Oxford, Part 2

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199510177
eISBN:
9780191700972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510177.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Henry George Liddell, Dean of Christ Church College from 1855 to 1891, was the nephew of the Baron Ravensworth of the second creation and the cousin of the latter’s successor, later the first Earl; ... More


New Light: The Rise of the Golden Dawn

Nevill Drury

in Stealing Fire from Heaven: The Rise of Modern Western Magic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199750993
eISBN:
9780199894871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199750993.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn was founded in England in 1888 and has strongly influenced contemporary Western magical beliefs and practices. The rituals of the order were based originally on ... More


Liddell and Scott: The History, Methodology, and Languages of the World's Leading Lexicon of Ancient Greek

Christopher Stray, Michael Clarke, and Joshua T. Katz (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198810803
eISBN:
9780191847912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810803.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Greek-English Lexicon of Liddell and Scott is one of the most famous dictionaries in the world, and for the past century-and-a-half has been a constant and indispensable presence in teaching, ... More


MI5's History

Nige West and Oleg Tsarev

in TRIPLEX: Secrets from the Cambridge Spies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123470
eISBN:
9780300156416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123470.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter presents the secret MI5 history that was prepared for internal consumption only but which was copied by Blunt. This history of the Security Service was supplied to Guy Liddell, then ... More


Liddell in Wonderland: MI5 and the Prussian Secret Police

Charmian Brinson and Richard Dove

in A matter of intelligence: MI5 and the surveillance of anti-Nazi refugees, 1933-50

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090790
eISBN:
9781781707357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090790.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

In March 1933, as the Nazi reign of terror began in Germany, Guy Liddell, MI5’s head of counter-espionage (and a distant relative of Lewis Carroll's ‘Alice’), visited Berlin to meet officials of the ... More


‘A state of confusion which at times amounted almost to chaos’: MI5 1939–41

Charmian Brinson and Richard Dove

in A matter of intelligence: MI5 and the surveillance of anti-Nazi refugees, 1933-50

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090790
eISBN:
9781781707357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090790.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter deals with MI5's problems in the years 1939-41. According to its own internal history, written in 1946 by John Curry, MI5 was ‘in a state of confusion amounting almost to chaos’ for most ... More


Young Kim

Edward Harrison

in The Young Kim Philby: Soviet Spy and British Intelligence Officer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780859898676
eISBN:
9781781387283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898676.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines Kim Philby's early years, first by focusing on his father, Harry St John Bridger Philby, whose career placed Kim's life in an international context and enabled him to establish ... More


The Social Contract and the Indirect Approach to Anti-Corruption

Bo Rothstein

in Controlling Corruption: The Social Contract Approach

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780192894908
eISBN:
9780191915789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192894908.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

We have to find some compromise between extreme contextualism and complete universalism. We cannot operate with one theory of corruption per country, or region, or village, or “one-size-fits-all” ... More


Escaping the Barbarians

Deirdre David

in Olivia Manning: A Woman at War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199609185
eISBN:
9780191803598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199609185.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter talks about Olivia Manning's relief at landing safely after leaving Sofia. This was followed almost immediately by recognition of a difference between the English in Bucharest and the ... More


Classics

Christopher Stray

in The History of Oxford University Press: Volume II: 1780 to 1896

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199543151
eISBN:
9780191772337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543151.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Economic History

Although study of the classics was central to the University's activities throughout the period discussed in this book, it was in the first half of the nineteenth century rivalled by, and linked to, ... More


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