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Do Casualty Gaps Matter?

Douglas L. Kriner and Francis X. Shen

in The Casualty Gap: The Causes and Consequences of American Wartime Inequalities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390964
eISBN:
9780199776788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390964.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

A series of controlled experiments were conducted to determine whether knowledge of a casualty gap affects citizens' support for America's war efforts. This chapter shows that explicit discussion of ... More


The Foundations of the Kingdom: The Reigns of Labarna and Hattusili I (–c.1620)

TREVOR BRYCE

in The Kingdom of the Hittites

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199281329
eISBN:
9780191706752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281329.003.04
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The second phase of the Assyrian colony period was marked by widespread conflicts which affected every area in Anatolia where the Assyrian merchants conducted their trading operations. This was ... More


Politics in the New Era, 2003–

Adeed Dawisha

in Iraq: A Political History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157931
eISBN:
9781400846238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157931.003.0011
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses political developments in Iraq following the US and UK's military campaign in 2003. The publicly stated reason for the invasion of Iraq was Saddam's possession of weapons of ... More


From Command to Governance

Fred K. Drogula

in Commanders and Command in the Roman Republic and Early Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621265
eISBN:
9781469623146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621265.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter focuses on the origins and development of the territorial provinces; it explores how the geographic area of administration (the province) came to be different from the traditional ... More


A New Era Begins: From Tudhaliya I/II to Tudhaliya III (c.1400–1350)

TREVOR BRYCE

in The Kingdom of the Hittites

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199281329
eISBN:
9780191706752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281329.003.06
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The assassination of Muwattalli was the final episode in the history of the period known as the Hittite Old Kingdom. The reign of his successor, Tudhaliya, marked what was effectively the beginning ... More


A Young King Proves his Worth: The Reign of Mursili II (c.1321–1295)

TREVOR BRYCE

in The Kingdom of the Hittites

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199281329
eISBN:
9780191706752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281329.003.08
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

In spite of the mounting external pressures faced by the kingdom of Hatti at the time of Suppiluliuma's death, the prospects for maintaining control over the territories won or regained during ... More


The Struggles for the Royal Succession: From Mursili I to Muwattalli I (c. 1620–1400)

TREVOR BRYCE

in The Kingdom of the Hittites

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199281329
eISBN:
9780191706752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281329.003.05
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

On his death, and in accordance with his wishes, Hattusili was succeeded by his grandson and adopted son Mursili as king of the Hittites. Perhaps intentionally, Mursili may well have been obliged to ... More


Treading on Hallowed Ground: Counterinsurgency Operations in Sacred Spaces

C. Christine Fair and Sumit Ganguly (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195342048
eISBN:
9780199852017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342048.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

After America's Iraq adventure devolved into a debacle, a chorus of commentators and analysts noted that the U.S. military had no plan to fight a counterinsurgency campaign. Given the failure of ... More


The Pre-War Army and the British Expeditionary Force, 1940

David French

in Raising Churchill’s Army: The British Army and the War against Germany 1919-1945

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246304
eISBN:
9780191697562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246304.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter examines the pre-war army and the British Expeditionary Force's (BEF) military campaign in France and Flanders against the Germans in 1940. This campaign showed that the British were ... More


Rulers

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/9780197264119.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter compares the privileges and duties of rulers in central Sahel and north-west Europe. It provides a factual overview of the political history of the central Sahel and north-west Europe ... More


Land and People, c. 1600

R. A. Butlin

in A New History of Ireland: Early Modern Ireland 1534-1691

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199562527
eISBN:
9780191701849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562527.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter describes the geographical character and population of Ireland. Appraisals of the physiography, vegetation, and climate of Ireland at this time tended to relate to the conduct of ... More


The Fall of the Kingdom and its Aftermath

TREVOR BRYCE

in The Kingdom of the Hittites

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199281329
eISBN:
9780191706752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281329.003.13
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

On the death of Tudhaliya, the succession to the throne as king of the Hittites passed to his son Arnuwanda (III). But the latter's death after perhaps only a year or so on the throne has left him as ... More


Grand Designs

Stephen Saunders Webb

in Marlborough's America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178593
eISBN:
9780300182606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178593.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

On February 20, 1703, tragedy struck the duke of Marlborough and his wife when their only surviving son and heir died of smallpox at age seventeen. After just five days of mourning, however, ... More


The Fourth Century CE: Aksum in Nubia

George Hatke

in Aksum and Nubia: Warfare, Commerce, and Political Fictions in Ancient Northeast Africa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760666
eISBN:
9780814762783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760666.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the conflict between Aksum and Kush triggered by the former's invasion of Nubia during the fourth century CE. Drawing on evidence based on several Aksumite inscriptions in Greek ... More


Grant's Second Civil War: The Battle for Historical Memory

William A. Blair

in The Spotsylvania Campaign

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807824023
eISBN:
9781469604411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898376_gallagher.12
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter demonstrates that Ulysses S. Grant labored diligently to influence the historical memory of his role in the war. Concentrating on the general's published memoirs, it challenges the ... More


Hatti and the World of International Diplomacy: The Reign of Hattusili III (c.1267–1237)

TREVOR BRYCE

in The Kingdom of the Hittites

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199281329
eISBN:
9780191706752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281329.003.11
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Although he was a vigorous military campaigner before he occupied the throne as king of the Hittites, Hattusili emphasized diplomacy and conciliation during his own reign. Hattusili sought to ensure ... More


Destroying the Sources of Demoralization: Ngo Dinh Diem’s National Revolution

Jessica M. Chapman

in Cauldron of Resistance: Ngo Dinh Diem, the United States, and 1950s Southern Vietnam

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450617
eISBN:
9780801467417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450617.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines Ngo Dinh Diem's military and propaganda campaigns aimed at destroying politico-religious rebels in South Vietnam. Following the Battle of Saigon, the United States committed ... More


Great Expectations: Ulysses S. Grant, the Northern Press, and the Opening of the Wilderness Campaign

Brooks D. Simpson

in The Wilderness Campaign

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807823347
eISBN:
9781469602394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807835890_gallagher.4
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses what northerners expected from Grant and the Army of the Potomac and how they reacted to the carnage of early May. Weary of Lee's ability to thrash the republic's largest army ... More


Planning and Preparation for the Invasion

Xiaoming Zhang

in Deng Xiaoping's Long War: The Military Conflict between China and Vietnam, 1979-1991

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621241
eISBN:
9781469623399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621241.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores the People's Liberation Army's (PLA) implementation of the invasion operations at the campaign and tactical levels in the context of Cold War history. The People's Republic of ... More


Reassessing the 1979 War

Xiaoming Zhang

in Deng Xiaoping's Long War: The Military Conflict between China and Vietnam, 1979-1991

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621241
eISBN:
9781469623399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621241.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter reviews the Sino-Vietnamese conflict's political and military repercussions and the lessons learned according to the Chinese themselves. It argues that despite significant differences ... More


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