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Types of Armies: Early Modern Spain

Luis Ribot García

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/9780198202141.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the types of armies in early modern Spain. It suggests that one of the most decisive agents in the formation of the Spanish army was the War of Granada between 1482 and 1492 and ... More


The Sonic Mindedness of the Great War: Viewing History through Auditory Lenses

Yaron Jean

in Germany in the Loud Twentieth Century: An Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199759392
eISBN:
9780199918911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759392.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores the sonic experience of the First World War from the perspective of soldiers on the ground, in the sea, and in the air. World War I, with its extensive employment of modern ... More


“To Protect and Defend”: World War II

István Hargittai

in The Martians of Science: Five Physicists Who Changed the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195178456
eISBN:
9780199787012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178456.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

By the start of World War II, the Martians had become involved in politics. They helped the United States get ready for modern warfare, including advancements in air power, the atomic bomb, and an ... More


Introduction to Multidimensional Warfare: Defining Terrorism, Redefining War

Boaz Ganor

in Global Alert: The Rationality of Modern Islamist Terrorism and the Challenge to the Liberal Democratic World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172127
eISBN:
9780231538916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172127.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter identifies terrorism as a multidimensional phenomenon concomitant with the historic and evolutionary trends of modern warfare. Far from being a traditional show of militaristic strength ... More


War and War Crimes: The Military, Legitimacy and Success in Armed Conflict

James Gow

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199327027
eISBN:
9780199388127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327027.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The laws of war have always been concerned with issues of necessity and proportionality, but how are these principles applied in modern warfare? What are the pressures on practitioners where an ... More


Weapons Causing Unnecessary Suffering: Are They Prohibited?

Antonio Cassese

in The Human Dimension of International Law: Selected Papers of Antonio Cassese

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199232918
eISBN:
9780191696572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232918.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Technological progress has enabled belligerents in modern warfare to increasingly use extremely cruel weapons which inflict agonizing and terrible suffering. One need only think of nuclear weapons, ... More


Strategy and the Multidimensional Trinity

James Gow

in War and War Crimes: The Military, Legitimacy and Success in Armed Conflict

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199327027
eISBN:
9780199388127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327027.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter sheds new light on the relevance of understanding modern warfare. Its main focus is on the connection between the changed nature of warfare and strategy, as well as measuring success in ... More


Frantz Fanon: Critique, with Knives

Robyn Marasco

in The Highway of Despair: Critical Theory After Hegel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168663
eISBN:
9780231538893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168663.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter compares Hegel's notion of modern warfare with that of Frantz Fanon. In the Philosophy of Right, Hegel considered how modern warfare differs from ancient forms and how the modern weapon ... More


Teaching the Just War Tradition

William French

in Teaching Religion and Violence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195372427
eISBN:
9780199949618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372427.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This essay describes strategies developed by the author for teaching a course on the Just War theory. The most prominent of the western religious traditions to articulate the conditions necessary for ... More


The Interrogation Rooms of the Korean War: The Untold History

Monica Kim

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691166223
eISBN:
9780691185040
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166223.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Traditional histories of the Korean War have long focused on violations of the thirty-eighth parallel, the line drawn by American and Soviet officials in 1945 dividing the Korean peninsula. But this ... More


War and War Crimes

James Gow

in War and War Crimes: The Military, Legitimacy and Success in Armed Conflict

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199327027
eISBN:
9780199388127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327027.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter concludes the book with the point that strategy fully embraces law and justice, and that these two concepts are considered important to the success of military operations. It first poses ... More


Commerce, Civilisation, War, and the Highlands: Rob Roy and A Legend of the Wars of Montrose

Andrew Lincoln

in Walter Scott and Modernity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748626069
eISBN:
9780748651870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626069.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses Scott's history that is far from the world of global communications and globalised markets, but which still focuses on issues such as commerce, commercial development and ... More


Objects of War: The Material Culture of Conflict and Displacement

Leora Auslander and Tara Zahra (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501720079
eISBN:
9781501720086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501720079.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Historians have become increasingly interested in material culture as both a category of analysis and as a teaching tool. What new insights can historians gain about the past by thinking about ... More


The Flow of Information in Modern Warfare

Jeremy M. Kaplan

in The Global Flow of Information: Legal, Social, and Cultural Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748114
eISBN:
9780814749470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748114.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the connection between the global flow of information and future wars, claiming that the same developments and technologies that enable global information flows among citizens ... More


The Modern American Military

David Kennedy (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199895946
eISBN:
9780190252663
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199895946.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The advent of the all-volunteer force and the evolving nature of modern warfare have transformed our military, changing it in serious if subtle ways that few Americans are aware of. The book aims to ... More


Beyond the Railway: Conflict Landscapes of the Arab Revolt

Nicholas J. Saunders

in Desert Insurgency: Archaeology, T. E. Lawrence, and the Arab Revolt

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198722007
eISBN:
9780191895746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198722007.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

This concluding chapter provides a summary of the discoveries of the Great Arab Revolt Project (GARP) from the conflict landscape of the Hejaz Railway. A decade in the desert revealed the ... More


Introduction: The Relevance of Sun Tzu to Modern Warfare

Mark McNeilly

in Sun Tzu and the Art of Modern Warfare

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199957859
eISBN:
9780190252717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199957859.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter begins by discussing the history of Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. It then identifies six principles extracted from the book that are relevant and applicable to modern warfare. ... More


Introduction: Early Modern War Narratives and the Revolt in the Low Countries

Raymond Fagel

in Early modern war narratives and the Revolt in the Low Countries

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781526140869
eISBN:
9781526155504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526140876.00007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The objective of this introduction is to bring the more historical outlook on war and the cultural perspective closer together by introducing the concept of the often overlooked ‘episodic ... More


Into the Ghost-land

Nicholas J. Saunders

in Desert Insurgency: Archaeology, T. E. Lawrence, and the Arab Revolt

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198722007
eISBN:
9780191895746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198722007.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

This chapter describes the arrival of the Great Arab Revolt Project (GARP) archaeologists at the derelict Hejaz Railway—GARP’s main study area—which snakes across the deserts and wadis of southern ... More


Avoid Strength, Attack Weakness: Striking Where the Enemy is Most Vulnerable

Mark McNeilly

in Sun Tzu and the Art of Modern Warfare

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199957859
eISBN:
9780190252717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199957859.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the second principle of Sun Tzu’s The Art of War and its application in military situations. The avoid strength, strike weakness principle flows directly from the first ... More


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