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Introduction

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/9780691138879.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Jewish involvement in the military. From the beginnings of conscription in the late 1700s until the end of the Second World War, military service was ... More


Patriotism and the Place of the Army in British Society

J. G. Fuller

in Troop Morale and Popular Culture in the British and Dominion Armies 1914–1918

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201786
eISBN:
9780191675010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201786.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Military History

This chapter examines the place of the soldiers in British society during World War I. The army below officer level had long been outside the mainstream of society, a mercenary caste in the hands of ... More


A Standing Army

Henry Reece

in The Army in Cromwellian England, 1649-1660

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198200635
eISBN:
9780191746284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198200635.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Military History

This chapter provides a snapshot of the standing army of the 1650s: what kind of institution it was and how it changed during the Interregnum. The opening section looks at the changing size of the ... More


Crossing the Pomerium: The Boundaries of Political, Religious, and Military Institutions from Caesar to Constantine

Michael Koortbojian

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691195032
eISBN:
9780691197494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195032.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The ancient Romans famously distinguished between civic life in Rome and military matters outside the city—a division marked by the pomerium, an abstract religious and legal boundary that was central ... More


On Duty, Of Duty: The Work and Life of the Station

Geoffrey L. Rossano

in Stalking the U-Boat: U.S. Naval Aviation in Europe during World War I

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034881
eISBN:
9780813038841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034881.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

Despite the grousing typical of military life, most men at naval air stations enjoyed amenities not available to their counterparts aboard ship. Aviation facilities (except NBG aerodromes) occupied ... More


Approaching Late Antiquity: The Transformation from Early to Late Empire

Simon Swain and Mark Edwards (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199297375
eISBN:
9780191708978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297375.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

What factors already present in the society of the High Roman Empire developed and expanded into the world of Late Antiquity? What was distinct in this period from what went before? The answers to ... More


Unfortunate Civilian, 1853–1861

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/9780195392739.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines William T. Sherman’s experience as a banker in San Francisco, California. With his customary thoroughness, Sherman studied business practices carefully. He viewed the trust ... More


Private Confederacies: The Emotional Worlds of Southern Men as Citizens and Soldiers

James J. Broomall

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469651989
eISBN:
9781469649771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651989.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

How did the Civil War, emancipation, and Reconstruction shape the masculinity of white Confederate veterans? As James J. Broomall shows, the crisis of the war forced a reconfiguration of the ... More


Browned Off and Bloody-Minded: The British Soldier Goes to War 1939-1945

Alan Allport

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300170757
eISBN:
9780300213126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300170757.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

More than three-and-a-half million men served in the British Army during the Second World War, the vast majority of them civilians who had never expected to become soldiers and had little idea what ... More


The Dreadful and the Trivial

Danny Orbach

in Curse on This Country: The Rebellious Army of Imperial Japan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705281
eISBN:
9781501708343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705281.003.0012
Subject:
History, Military History

This book has shown how a culture of insubordination, an ideological pattern of rebellion and resistance, developed as a constant feature of Japanese military life from the Meiji Restoration onward. ... More


Introduction

Danny Orbach

in Curse on This Country: The Rebellious Army of Imperial Japan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705281
eISBN:
9781501708343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705281.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This book examines the culture of rebellion and resistance in the Imperial Japanese Army. Drawing on fifteen archives in four different countries, along with other sources such as letter collections, ... More


Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!

George C. Rable

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807826737
eISBN:
9781469605043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807867938_rable
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

During the battle of Gettysburg, as Union troops along Cemetery Ridge rebuffed Pickett's Charge, they were heard to shout, “Give them Fredericksburg!” Their cries reverberated from a clash that, ... More


Conclusion: Violence and Restraint in Counterinsurgency

Devorah S. Manekin

in Regular Soldiers, Irregular War: Violence and Restraint in the Second Intifada

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501750434
eISBN:
9781501750458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750434.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter summarizes the reasons why and in what ways participation in counterinsurgent violence vary. It explains the eager participation of some combatants and combat units in violence while ... More


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