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The Military as a Jewish Occupation

Derek J. Penslar

in Jews and the Military: A History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691138879
eISBN:
9781400848577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138879.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the social background of Jewish military officers, the financial implications of a military career upon marriage and the formation of broader social networks, and the interplay ... More


The Identity of Marcellinus: Can Procopius and the Other Sources be Reconciled?

Penny MacGeorge

in Late Roman Warlords

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199252442
eISBN:
9780191719233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252442.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter makes a reconstruction of Marcellinus' career and compares it with that construed from material from Procopius. It is argued that the portrayal of Marcellinus, based on Procopius, as a ... More


The making of a staff officer

KEITH JEFFERY

in Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson: A Political Soldier

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199239672
eISBN:
9780191719493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239672.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

Henry Wilson had some difficulty getting into the Irish army. Despite individual tutoring at home, between 1880 and 1882 Wilson failed the entrance exams for the Royal Military College, Woolwich, ... More


Alexander the Great

John Boardman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181752
eISBN:
9780691184043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181752.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book looks beyond the life of Alexander the Great in order to examine the astonishing range of Alexanders created by generations of authors, historians, and artists throughout the world, from ... More


George Washington and the Art of Business: The Leadership Principles of America's First Commander-in-Chief

Mark McNeilly

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189780
eISBN:
9780199851584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189780.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

George Washington ranks as one of the great military leaders in history. The character traits he exemplified, and the leadership skills he employed, enabled him to defeat what was then the world's ... More


The Reconstruction of “Home”: The Civil War and the Marriage of Lawrence and Fannie Chamberlain

Jennifer Lund Smith

in Intimate Strategies of the Civil War: Military Commanders and Their Wives

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195330854
eISBN:
9780199851393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195330854.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

During the first seven years of their marriage, the Chamberlains seemed to have found a happy medium, raising a young family and living modestly on Lawrence's professor salary. There were some ... More


Conclusion

Adrian R. Bell, Anne Curry, Andy King, and David Simpkin

in The Soldier in Later Medieval England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199680825
eISBN:
9780191761003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680825.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Military History

We summarize our findings on the military career for all ranks of the military community; how armies were raised—recruitment; the make-up of the English military over the period and in different ... More


The Way of Duty, Honor, Country: The Memoir of General Charles Pelot Summerall

Charles Pelot Summerall

Timothy K. Nenninger (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126180
eISBN:
9780813135649
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126180.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

After graduating from West Point in 1892, Charles Pelot Summerall (1867–1955) launched a distinguished military career, fighting Filipino insurgents in 1899 and Boxers in China in 1900. His ... More


Our show is going famously: World War One

Graeme K. Hunter

in Light is a Messenger: The Life and Science of William Lawrence Bragg

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198529217
eISBN:
9780191712937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529217.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter focuses on the life of William Lawrence Bragg during World War I. It begins with a description of Bragg's military career. It then describes his receipt of the Nobel Prize in 1915. The ... More


The Father

Gholam R. Afkhami

in The Life and Times of the Shah

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253285
eISBN:
9780520942165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253285.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter describes the shah's father, Reza Khan, a Cossack, a member of a military establishment organized and run by Russian officers. His uncle, Abolqasem Beig, a warrant officer with the ... More


History of Mohhamʼmad ʼAlʼee, and of the remarkable events which have taken place in Egypt since its evacuation by the French, in the year 1801.1

Jason Thompson

in Description of Egypt: Notes and Views in Egypt and Nubia

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774245251
eISBN:
9781617970160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses the birth and early life of Mohham'mad ‘Al'ee, and the commencement of his military career in Egypt. Mohham'mad ‘Al'ee was born in the year of the flight 1182 (A.D. 1768–9), at ... More


‘The noble knight’: Prince Eugene and the War of the Spanish Succession

Richard Bassett

in For God and Kaiser: The Imperial Austrian Army, 1619-1918

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300178586
eISBN:
9780300213102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178586.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on Prince Eugene, the architect of Habsburg military power. Arriving in Vienna in autumn 1683, Eugene of Savoy did not possess a drop of what today would be called Austrian ... More


Introduction

Timothy K. Nenninger and Charles Pelot Summerall

in The Way of Duty, Honor, Country: The Memoir of General Charles Pelot Summerall

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126180
eISBN:
9780813135649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126180.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Charles P. Summerall, a son of the poor rural South from the post-Civil War era, entered the army before the last of the major battles with the Plains Indians, served on active duty as the army ... More


Introduction

Brian Holden Reid

in The Scourge of War: The Life of William Tecumseh Sherman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780195392739
eISBN:
9780190079161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195392739.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This introductory chapter provides an overview of William Tecumseh Sherman, one of the architects of the northern victory in the American Civil War in 1865. Sherman is often depicted as a ruthless, ... More


Divided Loyalties in 1861: The Decision of Major Alfred Mordecai

Stanley L. Falk

in Jews and the Civil War: A Reader

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740910
eISBN:
9780814786796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740910.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines how the Civil War ended the military career of Major Alfred Mordecai, a professional soldier with incompatible loyalties to both North and South. Mordecai, a senior officer in ... More


Erfurt

Sean McMeekin

in The Red Millionaire: A Political Biography of Willy Munzenberg, Moscow's Secret Propaganda Tsar in the West

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300098471
eISBN:
9780300130096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300098471.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the birth of Munzenberg in a place called Erfurt, a charming old southeast Prussian town located in what is now Thuringia. Born in the same year as Hitler, he lived there until ... More


From Peddler to Regimental Commander in Two Years: The Civil War Career of Major Louis A. Gratz

Jacob Rader Marcus

in Jews and the Civil War: A Reader

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740910
eISBN:
9780814786796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740910.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines some of the advantages—and even attractions—of enlistment for recent immigrants to fight in the Civil War by focusing on the military career of Louis A. Gratz, a Jewish ... More


The Traveler’s Spirit

Rudolph J. Vecoli and Francesco Durante

Donna R. Gabaccia (ed.)

in Oh Capitano!: Celso Cesare Moreno - Adventurer, Cheater, and Scoundrel on Four Continents

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823279869
eISBN:
9780823281428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279869.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses Celso Cesare Moreno's early life to determine how he developed wanderlust and grandiose ambitions, and what factors could have sparked his penchant for exoticism and risk. ... More


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