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Global objects: contention and entanglement

Glenn Adamson and Giorgio Riello

in Writing the History of the Global: Challenges for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265321
eISBN:
9780191760495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265321.003.0012
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter considers objects as displayed in museums, architecture, and consumer goods. It unwraps the meanings of a Japanese suit of armour in the Tower of London, and then moves on to discuss the ... More


Secondary defences

Graeme D. Ruxton, Thomas N. Sherratt, and Michael P. Speed

in Avoiding Attack: The Evolutionary Ecology of Crypsis, Warning Signals and Mimicry

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528609
eISBN:
9780191713392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528609.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Secondary defences act after predators have successfully detected and recognized prey; they seek to dissuade the predator from attacking and/or increase the likelihood of the prey surviving the ... More


Introduction

George F. Hofmann

in Through Mobility We Conquer: The Mechanization of U.S. Cavalry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124032
eISBN:
9780813134819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124032.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of the book, which is about the history of the mechanization of the U.S. Army horse cavalry during the first half of the twentieth century. The book ... More


The Arms, Armor, and Iconography of Early Greek Hoplite Warfare

Gregory F. Viggiano and Hans Van Wees

in Men of Bronze: Hoplite Warfare in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143019
eISBN:
9781400846306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143019.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines hoplite equipment. Although elements of the bronze panoply associated with the classical hoplite began to appear in the late eighth century, what set the hoplite apart from his ... More


Not Patriots, Not Farmers, Not Amateurs: Greek Soldiers of Fortune and the Origins of Hoplite Warfare

John R. Hale

in Men of Bronze: Hoplite Warfare in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143019
eISBN:
9781400846306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143019.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter argues that neither the leisured class of aristocrats who vied for high social and political status within the polis nor the middling citizen soldiers who defended their farmland ... More


People in Arms Summer 1940

S. P. Mackenzie

in The Home Guard: A Military and Political History

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205777
eISBN:
9780191676789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205777.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter examines the preparation of the Local Defence Volunteer (LDV) or the Home Guard during the summer of 1940. The commander in chief of the Home Forces Edmund Ironside grouped the LDV into ... More


The Union Attack at Drewry's Bluff: An Opportunity Lost

Robert E. Sheridan

in Union Combined Operations in the Civil War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232864
eISBN:
9780823240777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232864.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

One week after Union forces secured a beachhead at Eltham's Landing on the York River, Union gunboats assailed Drewry's Bluff on the James River in the first major confrontation between iron-armored ... More


Artillery in Macau

Richard J. Garrett

in The Defences of Macau: Forts, Ships and Weapons over 450 years

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099937
eISBN:
9789882206809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099937.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the artillery in Macau during the nineteenth century. Macau has light machine guns and armoured cars equipped with BESA machine guns. This chapter describes the specifications ... More


Initial Success in Italy: 1944–1945

Michael E. Lynch

in Edward M. Almond and the US Army: From the 92nd Infantry Division to the X Corps

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813177984
eISBN:
9780813177991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177984.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

After more than a year of training, Almond and the 92nd Infantry Division deployed to Italy, . where it initially performed well. The 370th Infantry Regiment led the way to Italy, and paired with the ... More


The Approach to War

Ross Hassig

in War and Society in Ancient Mesoamerica

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077348
eISBN:
9780520912281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077348.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This book discusses Mesoamerica's military past. It also explores the role of war in Mesoamerican societies. It then places military matters in a broader social and historical context to show their ... More


The Economics of Dedication at Greek Sanctuaries

Anthony Snodgrass

in Archaeology and the Emergence of Greece

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623334
eISBN:
9780748653577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623334.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Whether at Panhellenic sanctuaries — Olympia, Delphi, Delos — or at city and ethnos sanctuaries — Lindos, Perachora, Isthmia, the Argive and Samian Heraea, the Athenian Acropolis, Pherae — there is a ... More


The Hoplite Reform and History

Anthony Snodgrass

in Archaeology and the Emergence of Greece

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623334
eISBN:
9780748653577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623334.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

‘The unparalleled nature of the find’ of the Panoply Tomb at Argos has now been qualified by the excavation of two other contemporary burials at the site, with helmets and other weapons. This chapter ... More


The ‘Hoplite Reform’ Revisited

Anthony Snodgrass

in Archaeology and the Emergence of Greece

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623334
eISBN:
9780748653577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623334.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

In classical Athens, someone in each community would be charged with the duty of mustering a given number of hoplites from their district. In his analysis of the Homeric battle scenes, Joachim Latacz ... More


Caught in a Chinese Ambush: Battery B, 999th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, 22–24 April 1951

William T. Bowers and John T. Greenwood

in Passing the Test: Combat in Korea, April-June 1951

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134529
eISBN:
9780813135991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134529.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter follows the operations of Battery B, 999th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, in its efforts to support the Republic of Korea 1st Division during the opening days of the Spring ... More


Artillery in Perimeter Defense: 92d Armored Field Artillery Battalion, 22–24 April 1951

William T. Bowers and John T. Greenwood

in Passing the Test: Combat in Korea, April-June 1951

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134529
eISBN:
9780813135991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134529.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details the classic fight of the well-prepared 92d Armored Field Artillery Battalion to hold the flank of the 1st Marine Division after the ROK 6th Division collapsed. Several artillery ... More


The Gathering of Intentions in Early Tibetan Tantra

Jacob P. Dalton

in The Gathering of Intentions: A History of a Tibetan Tantra

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231176002
eISBN:
9780231541176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176002.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter looks at the place of the Gathering of Intentions within the larger development of tantric Buddhism and Nupchen Sangyé Yeshé’s late ninth-century Tibetan commentary, the Armor against ... More


Dinosaurs and Other Mesozoic Reptiles of California

Richard Hilton

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233157
eISBN:
9780520928459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233157.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

One of the most geologically complex and diverse states California spent much of the age of dinosaurs under water. While most of the fossils found in the state are those of reptiles that lived in the ... More


Introductory Essay

General Donn A. Starry

in Through Mobility We Conquer: The Mechanization of U.S. Cavalry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124032
eISBN:
9780813134819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124032.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter concerns the mechanization of cavalry in the U.S. Army after World War I. It discusses the early mechanization experiments, the mechanization of horse cavalry units for service, and the ... More


Operation Cobra and the Breakthrough at St. L6, 25–31 July 1944

William C. Sylvan and Francis G. Smith

in Normandy to Victory: The War Diary of General Courtney H. Hodges and the First U.S. Army

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125251
eISBN:
9780813135038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125251.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter reports that at 0936 on July 25, 1944, the first of nine groups of four P-47s each approached the target from over St Lô and whipped down through a clear sky to plaster the road and the ... More


Performing Violence: Arms, Armour and Military Apparel

Oliver H. Creighton, Duncan W. Wright, Michael Fradley, and Steven Trick

in Anarchy: War and Status in 12th-Century Landscapes of Conflict

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781781382424
eISBN:
9781786943996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382424.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter considers military apparel in in the mid-twelfth century and explores the interrelationship between changes in arms and armour and the creation of knightly identities. Outwardly, the ... More


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