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The Modern State and Military Society in the Eighteenth Century

Bernhard R. Kroener

in War and Competition between States

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202141
eISBN:
9780191675188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202141.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the military society in modern European states during the 18th century. It attempts to answer the question whether the early modern state created a military instrument ... More


Knowledge and Confusion

Barbara Donagan

in War in England 1642-1649

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199285181
eISBN:
9780191713668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285181.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses army intelligence during the English civil war. The war both facilitated and complicated intelligence gathering and analysis — a process that revealed again the distinctive ... More


War and Society

Stephen Conway

in War, State, and Society in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199253753
eISBN:
9780191719738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253753.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter explores the impact of war on society. It considers how the wars affected gender relations, social mobility, social conflict, the response to the problems generated by demobilization, ... More


The Growth of State Control. Practices of War, 1300–1800: Ransom and Booty

Philippe Contamine

in War and Competition between States

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202141
eISBN:
9780191675188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202141.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the growth of state control and the war practices of ransom and booty in Europe during the period from 1300 to 1800, focusing on the case of France. It describes the evolution ... More


Conclusion: Making sense of the collage

Mona Abaza

in Cairo Collages: Everyday Life Practices after the Event

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526145116
eISBN:
9781526152114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526145123.00012
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

The conclusion summarises the main lines of the collage and raises the question as to whether the work has succeeded in drawing the connection between the large-scale political and social changes in ... More


Before Fraternity: Martial Masculinity, Sociability, and Community

Christy Pichichero

in The Military Enlightenment: War and Culture in the French Empire from Louis XIV to Napoleon

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501709296
eISBN:
9781501709654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709296.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

Chapter two charts the rise of sociability as a human, but also particularly French capacity that could be deployed to remedy widespread military dysfunction. Forming a société militaire, or military ... More


The Ethos of Force

Ofra Bengio

in Saddam's Word: The Political Discourse in Iraq

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195114393
eISBN:
9780199854523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195114393.003.0012
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter describes Saddam Husayn's vision for Iraq and his influences in these ambitions. The firm establishment of force is illustrated. Furthermore, the chapter looks at the military buildup of ... More


John Codman Ropes: A Lawyer’s Historian

Richard F. Miller

in So Conceived and So Dedicated: Intellectual Life in the Civil War Era North

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823264476
eISBN:
9780823266609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264476.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This essay connects the life of John Codman Ropes, lawyer, historian, and founder of the Military Historical Society of Massachusetts, with the society's purposes and the type of Civil War histories ... More


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