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Artaxerxes III: King and Commander, 358–350

Stephen Ruzicka

in Trouble in the West: Egypt and the Persian Empire, 525-332 BC

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199766628
eISBN:
9780199932719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766628.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, World History: BCE to 500CE

Ochus (as Artaxerxes III) succeeded Artaxerxes II in still disputed circumstances. He sought to exterminate all remaining potential rivals, including many brothers and other relatives, most notably ... More


Romantic Narratives in International Politics: Pirates, Rebels and Mercenaries

Alexander Spencer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719095290
eISBN:
9781526115287
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095290.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book is a story about the importance of stories in International Relations. It brings insights from Literary Studies and Narratology into IR and political science by developing a new discourse ... More


Overseas Military Adventurers, 1770–1861

Nick Mansfield

in Soldiers as Citizens: Popular Politics and the Nineteenth-Century British Military

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620863
eISBN:
9781789623772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620863.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter covers largely forgotten overseas military adventurers, who served in private armies between 1815 and 1860. They were mainly contracted as mercenaries by liberal or nationalist ... More


Islands in a Cosmopolitan Sea: A History of the Comoros

Iain Walker

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190071301
eISBN:
9780190099633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190071301.001.0001
Subject:
History, African History

Many people today have never heard of the Comoros, but these islands were once part of a prosperous economic system that stretched halfway around the world. A key node in the trading networks of the ... More


Polybius and Xenophon: The Mercenary War 1

Bruce Gibson

in Polybius and his World: Essays in Memory of F.W. Walbank

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199608409
eISBN:
9780191745102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608409.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Unlike most modern historians, Polybius allots a generous degree of coverage to the Mercenary War fought between Carthage and its mercenaries after the First Punic War. Though the Mercenary War and ... More


The Koinon Dogma, the Mercenary Threat and the Consolidation of the Democratic Revolutions in Mid-Fifth-Century Sicily

David A. Teegarden

in Ancient Greek History and Contemporary Social Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474421775
eISBN:
9781474449519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421775.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter provides a partial explanation for the apparent success of the many democratic revolutions in mid 5th century Sicily. It makes three primary points. First, the presence of mercenaries ... More


US narratives of private military and security companies in Iraq

Alexander Spencer

in Romantic Narratives in International Politics: Pirates, Rebels and Mercenaries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719095290
eISBN:
9781526115287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095290.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter four investigates US narratives about PMSCs in Iraq. In contrast to the previous chapters on rebels and pirates this chapter will indicate the cultural absence of romantic stories about ... More


Nostalgia in 1688

Thomas Dodman

in What Nostalgia Was: War, Empire, and the Time of a Deadly Emotion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226492803
eISBN:
9780226493138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226493138.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter reaches back to Basel and the upper Rhineland in the late seventeenth century, a place of precarious living in times of change, to understand what drove a nineteen year-old medical ... More


Independence, Revolution and Mercenaries

Iain Walker

in Islands in a Cosmopolitan Sea: A History of the Comoros

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190071301
eISBN:
9780190099633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190071301.003.0006
Subject:
History, African History

Chapter six begins with a survey of the local economy and the problems facing the new state. A coup d’état that occurred a month after independence led to a revolutionary government under Ali ... More


Death at Ndola

Henning Melber

in Dag Hammarskjöld, the United Nations and the Decolonisation of Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190087562
eISBN:
9780190099596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190087562.003.0007
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter presents the circumstances of Hammarskjöld’s death on his way to Ndola in Northern Rhodesia for a meeting with Tshombe in a plane crash that also killed 15 others on board. Preliminary ... More


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