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The Transition to Late Antiquity, on the Danube and Beyond

Andrew Poulter (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264027
eISBN:
9780191734908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264027.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This book provides a significant insight into the changes that occurred in the late Roman period and which shaped the emergence of early medieval Europe. The book provides detail regarding the ... More


European Security in Crisis

Frédéric Mérand

in European Defence Policy: Beyond the Nation State

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199533244
eISBN:
9780191714474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533244.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

The international defense and the European foreign policy field each underwent crises in the early 1990s. The end of the Cold War and their own fiscal problems led West European governments to slash ... More


Introduction

Annica Kronsell

in Gender, Sex, and the Postnational Defense: Militarism and Peacekeeping

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199846061
eISBN:
9780199933099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199846061.003.0000
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter presents the main research questions of the book: whether and how the broader recognition of human security, and in particular gender and security, has influenced the way that the ... More


Conclusion: The Diffusion of Military Transformation to European Militaries

Terry Terriff and Frans Osinga

in A Transformation Gap?: American Innovations and European Military Change

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763776
eISBN:
9780804781800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763776.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter explores cross-country patterns and national variations in European military transformation. The case studies of European military transformation in this book have elaborated the ... More


Creating Military Power: The Sources of Military Effectiveness

Risa A. Brooks and Elizabeth A. Stanley (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753999
eISBN:
9780804768092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753999.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book examines how societies, cultures, political structures, and the global environment affect countries' military organizations. Unlike most analyses of countries' military power, which focus ... More


Political Institutions and Military Effectiveness: Contemporary United States and United Kingdom

Deborah Avant (ed.)

in Creating Military Power: The Sources of Military Effectiveness

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753999
eISBN:
9780804768092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753999.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter describes how different constitutional arrangements affect military effectiveness by exploring the United States and the United Kingdom. It argues that the difference in institutional ... More


The domestic face of the military—fiscal state: government and society in eighteenth-century Britain

Joanna Innes

in Inferior Politics: Social Problems and Social Policies in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201526
eISBN:
9780191674914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201526.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter takes as its starting point new developments in fiscal and military organization described by John Brewer. It outlines the case for supposing that these developments encouraged the ... More


The Conquest Elite and the Imperial Lineage

Evelyn S. Rawski

in The Last Emperors: A Social History of Qing Imperial Institutions

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520212893
eISBN:
9780520926790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520212893.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter analyzes the construction of the Qing conquest elite in the early seventeenth century out of multiethnic coalitions formed with Mongols, Manchus, and northeastern “transfrontiersmen.” ... More


Defending NATO Europe: Planning During the Initial Stages

in From Hot War to Cold: The U.S. Navy and National Security Affairs, 1945–1955

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756662
eISBN:
9780804770965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756662.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the efforts to establish a military structure for NATO after the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty in April 1949. Putting together the initial command arrangements for NATO ... More


Revolutions

Charles Tilly

in Regimes and Repertoires

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226803500
eISBN:
9780226803531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226803531.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter offers an explanation on the revolution. It also argues that a revolution did occur in Rwanda. A revolution involves a forcible transfer of power over a state. It also combines a ... More


Interwar Nationalism, 1922–38

Myroslav Shkandrij

in Ukrainian Nationalism: Politics, Ideology, and Literature, 1929-1956

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300206289
eISBN:
9780300210743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300206289.003.0002
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter describes Ukraine's struggle for independence from 1917, as well as events that influenced the creation of an independent republic. The League of Nations had divided Ukraine into four ... More


Naval Organization of the Order of Saint John

Ayşe Devrim Atauz

in Eight Thousand Years of Maltese Maritime History: Trade, Piracy, and Naval Warfare in the Central Mediterranean

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031798
eISBN:
9780813038148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031798.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology

This chapter discusses the naval organization of the Order of Saint John. It identifies the general concept that guides both the military and naval organization of the Order, and is called the ... More


The Decline of Personal Monarchy

Richard Pares

in King George III and the Politicians: The Ford Lectures Delivered in The University of Oxford 1951-2

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198811305
eISBN:
9780191695438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198811305.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the decline of personal monarchy, which was in part a personal decline. George III himself was decaying after his attack of madness in 1788. His continued interference with ... More


Military Policing and Society in Mexico, 1940–1960

Thomas Rath

in Myths of Demilitarization in Postrevolutionary Mexico, 1920–1960

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807839287
eISBN:
9781469608365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807839287.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter mainly focuses on the Puebla state case and gives an overview of national military organization from the late 1930s to the 1950s. It then explores the ways that army soldiers performed ... More


Peacebuilding Practices and Institutions

Adam Moore

in Peacebuilding in Practice: Local Experience in Two Bosnian Towns

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451997
eISBN:
9780801469565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451997.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter delineates how successful postwar peacebuilding requires a strong international presence at the local level, a meaningful engagement with local actors, and sustained commitment of ... More


Independent Bodies in the Ministry of Defense and the General Staff

Pesach Malovany IDF (Ret.), Amatzia Baram, Kevin M. Woods, and Ronna Englesberg

in Wars of Modern Babylon: A History of the Iraqi Army from 1921 to 2003

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813169439
eISBN:
9780813169514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169439.003.0051
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter deals with independent bodies in the Ministry of Defence and the General Staff as the General Inspectorate, the Legal Division Directorate, the Military Accounts Directorate, the ... More


The Great Purges 1935–1939

David R. Shearer and Vladimir Khaustov

in Stalin and the Lubianka: A Documentary History of the Political Police and Security Organs in the Soviet Union, 1922-1953

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300171891
eISBN:
9780300210712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300171891.003.0006
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter describes the role of the security police during the period 1935–1939. It also discusses a transformation of the fundamental direction of police activities following the assassination of ... More


Territorial States and the Rise of Magadha

R.S. Sharma

in India’s Ancient Past

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195687859
eISBN:
9780199080366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195687859.003.0015
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The rise of large states with towns as their base of operations strengthened the territorial idea. People owed strong allegiance to the janapada or the territory to which they belonged rather than to ... More


Home Front

Tomas Balkelis

in War, Revolution, and Nation-Making in Lithuania, 1914-1923

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199668021
eISBN:
9780191801044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199668021.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the militarization of Lithuanian society, most evident in the emergence of a mass paramilitary movement that developed from a small group of the local intelligentsia based in ... More


Real Men: Masculinity, Spirituality, and Community in Late Eighteenth-Century Cherokee Warfare

Susan Abram

in New Men: Manliness in Early America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814727805
eISBN:
9780814728475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814727805.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter utilizes an ethnohistorical approach to examine Cherokee warfare and how this complex institution interwove gendered expectations, spiritual dimensions, and communal values. By employing ... More


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