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The Low-Countries wars

Roger B. Manning

in An Apprenticeship in Arms: The Origins of the British Army 1585-1702

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261499
eISBN:
9780191718625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261499.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The English and Scots volunteers who fought in the Dutch army during the Eighty Years War were conscious of participating in a Protestant crusade as well as countering Spanish power in the Low ... More


Siege 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/9780719056574.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the history of siege warfare in ancient Greece. The techniques of siege warfare began to develop once states such as Athens and Syracuse acquired the institutional, economic ... More


A City under Siege: The Battle for Havana

Elena A. Schneider

in The Occupation of Havana: War, Trade, and Slavery in the Atlantic World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469645353
eISBN:
9781469645377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469645353.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This middle section of the book, on the invasion and occupation, treats the two phases of the central events in Cuba as separate but parallel processes, with their own protagonists and outcomes. ... More


Adaptation and Hot Climates:: Fighting in India

Erica Charters

in Disease, War, and the Imperial State: The Welfare of the British Armed Forces during the Seven Years' War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226180007
eISBN:
9780226180144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226180144.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines how the Seven Years War changed the nature of British involvement in India, as demonstrated in the nature of medical practice and theories of disease. It discusses the nature of ... More


The ancient Greeks at war

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/9780719056574.003.0012
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the developments in warfare in Greece from the Late Bronze Age to the end of the classical period. It has described the Greek concept of war and ... More


Gerard’s Herball and the treatment of war-wounds and contagion during the English Civil War

Richard Jones

in Battle-scarred: Mortality, medical care and military welfare in the British Civil Wars

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526124807
eISBN:
9781526138675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526124807.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Published in 1597, the Herball of John Gerard was instantly recognised as an essential medical treatise. It was substantially revised and extended in a new edition published in 1633. As the most ... More


Battling the Boers

Edward M. Spiers

in The Victorian Soldier in Africa

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719061219
eISBN:
9781781700556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719061219.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Sir Garnet Wolseley utilized his powers as both high commissioner in southeastern Africa and governor of Natal and the Transvaal to attack Chelmsford as GOC, South Africa. He sought to impose a ... More


The First World War and the Blockade of Germany, 1914–1919

Mary Elisabeth Cox

in Hunger in War and Peace: Women and Children in Germany, 1914-1924

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198820116
eISBN:
9780191860171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198820116.003.0002
Subject:
History, Economic History, Social History

This chapter provides an analysis of the legal and diplomatic documents surrounding the Declaration of London 1909, and the way in which different governments—especially neutral countries such as the ... More


Reloads, but Implodes: How the ‘Islamic State’ Fights in Libya

Omar Ashour

in How ISIS Fights: Military Tactics in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Egypt

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474438216
eISBN:
9781474495554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438216.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter provides a historical overview of the birth of “Islamic State” in Libya, as of 22 June 2014. It aims to explain how the organisation was able to gradually develop their combat capacities ... More


Demetrius the Besieger

Pat Wheatley and Charlotte Dunn

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198836049
eISBN:
9780191873416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836049.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Demetrius the Besieger is a historical and historiographical biography of Demetrius Poliorcetes ‘The Besieger of Cities’ (336–282 BC), an outstanding, yet enigmatic figure who presided over the ... More


Flanking the Kennesaw Line

Earl J. Hess

in Fighting for Atlanta: Tactics, Terrain, and Trenches in the Civil War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469643427
eISBN:
9781469643441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643427.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

For nearly a week after the failed assault of June 27 the Federals continued to search for a way to break the Kennesaw Mountain Line. Fourteenth Corps troops lodged on Cheatham’s Hill sniped at the ... More


Turnus ad portas

Nicholas Horsfall

in Fifty Years at the Sibyl's Heels: Selected Papers on Virgil and Rome

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198863861
eISBN:
9780191896187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863861.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This paper offers a new analysis of Turnus’ attack on Aeneas’ camp at the beginning of Book 9 of the Aeneid that suggests the poet, rather than owing his inspiration to Homeric antecedents, is ... More


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