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Roman Military Units in Olbia

V. M. ZUBAR

in Classical Olbia and the Scythian World: From the Sixth Century BC to the Second Century AD

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264041
eISBN:
9780191734311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264041.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Around the middle of the first century, Olbia was under siege from the Getae. It was either destroyed or abandoned shortly before its destruction. It was only inhabited at the turn of the first ... More


The World Wars as Jewish Wars

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/9780691138879.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter demonstrates the effect of the mobilization of ideas and manpower on the Zionist movement during the two world wars as well as a smaller international conflict that adumbrated World War ... More


Ragged Jacks

Glenn W. LaFantasie

in Gettysburg Requiem: The Life and Lost Causes of Confederate Colonel William C. Oates

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195331318
eISBN:
9780199851515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331318.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines how William C. Oates' concern for his 15th Alabama grew as the American Civil War progressed. As commander of the regiment, the welfare of his men became his primary concern. ... More


Cooperation and Soldiers’ Decisions

Théodore McLauchlin

in Desertion: Trust and Mistrust in Civil Wars

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752940
eISBN:
9781501752964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752940.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter delves into the evolution of recruitment over time in the Spanish Republic, covering volunteers, conscripts, and soldiers who sent little signals that they wanted to fight because they ... More


Trust, Mistrust, and Desertion in Civil Wars

Théodore McLauchlin

in Desertion: Trust and Mistrust in Civil Wars

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752940
eISBN:
9781501752964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752940.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter mentions Viet Cong (VC) companies in South Vietnam that developed serious morale and motivation problems, which pose a major risk of desertion and defection. It investigates where trust ... More


Early Greek warfare

Louis Rawlings

in The Ancient Greeks at War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719056574
eISBN:
9781781700839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719056574.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses what can be discerned of the nature of Greek warfare in the Bronze and Iron Ages and analyzes what the Homeric poems have to tell us. It suggests that Mycenaean palace ... More


A Dark and Stormy Night

Frank L. Holt

in Alexander the Great and the Mystery of the Elephant Medallions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238817
eISBN:
9780520938786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238817.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The impressive artwork on the elephant medallions provides a fine series of images straight from the scrapbook of Alexander's campaign against Porus. The important features of these medallions are ... More


Slipping Away

Théodore McLauchlin

in Desertion: Trust and Mistrust in Civil Wars

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752940
eISBN:
9781501752964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752940.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter explains how armed groups in civil wars are able, or not, to prevent desertion as combatants often leave in some wars to go home, switch sides, or flee the war zone altogether. It ... More


Desertion: Trust and Mistrust in Civil Wars

Théodore McLauchlin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752940
eISBN:
9781501752964
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752940.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book examines the personal and political factors behind soldiers' choices to stay in their unit or abandon their cause. The book explores what might spur widespread desertion in a given group, ... More


Conclusion: Desertion, Armed Groups, and Civil Wars

Théodore McLauchlin

in Desertion: Trust and Mistrust in Civil Wars

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752940
eISBN:
9781501752964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752940.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter explains desertion in civil wars in terms of the complicated and counterintuitive dynamics of trust and mistrust at the heart of military units in times that tear countries apart. It ... More


The Antietam Campaign

Gary W. Gallagher (ed.)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807824818
eISBN:
9781469602417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807835913_gallagher
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Maryland campaign of September 1862 ranks among the most important military operations of the American Civil War. Crucial political, diplomatic, and military issues were at stake as Robert E. Lee ... More


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

Devorah S. Manekin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501750434
eISBN:
9781501750458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750434.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

What explains differences in soldier participation in violence during irregular war? How do ordinary men become professional wielders of force, and when does this transformation falter or fail? This ... More


Juventud Rebelde: Nonconformity, Gender, and the Struggle to Control Revolutionary Youth

Lillian Guerra

in Visions of Power in Cuba: Revolution, Redemption, and Resistance, 1959-1971

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835630
eISBN:
9781469601519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837368_guerra.12
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter discusses Cuba's persecution of homosexuality. It focuses on the Cuban government's implementation of a program that detained thousands of homosexuals for up to three years without ... More


The Cape Verdean Question

António Tomás

in Amílcar Cabral: The Life of a Reluctant Nationalist

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780197525579
eISBN:
9780197610831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197525579.003.0008
Subject:
History, African History

With the attacks to the Portuguese barracks in 1963 that launched the PAIGC into the anticolonial war, the movement led by Cabral weighted the importance of extending the conflict to Cape Verde. A ... More


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