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Concepts of Absolute and Real War

Andreas Herberg‐Rothe

in Clausewitz's Puzzle: The Political Theory of War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199202690
eISBN:
9780191707834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202690.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

All previous interpretations of Clausewitz's concept of war have treated it as something that must be understood in connection with the three interactions to the extreme, and consequently with his ... More


Facing the Second World War: Strategy, Politics, and Economics in Britain and France 1938-1940

Talbot C. Imlay

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261222
eISBN:
9780191717550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261222.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History, British and Irish Modern History

Covering the period from the late 1930s up to the spring of 1940, this book offers the first systematic comparison of how two countries, Britain and France, responded to the possibility and then ... More


The Boomerang Effect: On the Imperial Origins of Total War

Patricia Owens

in Between War and Politics: International Relations and the Thought of Hannah Arendt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199299362
eISBN:
9780191715051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299362.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter looks at Arendt's historical analysis of a form of war that still shapes the contemporary world. In particular, the chapter assesses her farsighted and prescient claim that late ... More


Sociology and Social Theory from the End of the First World War to the 1970s

Hans Joas and Wolfgang Knöbl

in War in Social Thought: Hobbes to the Present

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150840
eISBN:
9781400844746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150840.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter shows that social theory's engagement with the phenomenon of war, which had already begun before the First World War, did not continue in any substantial way after 1918. War quickly ... More


War in the Revolutionary-Napoleonic Age: the French experience, 1792–1815

Gavin Daly

in Violence and the State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097027
eISBN:
9781526103987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097027.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the nature of the French Revolutionary-Napoleonic Wars in light of recent historical debates over the question of ‘total war’ and the degree to which these wars constitute ‘old’ ... More


Little Soldiers: How Soviet Children Went to War, 1941-1945

Olga Kucherenko

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199585557
eISBN:
9780191725043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585557.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

Germany's war against the Soviet Union raised a small army of child-soldiers. Thousands of those below the enlistment age served with regular and paramilitary formations, even though they were not ... More


The Legacy of the First World War

Charles H. Feinstein, Peter Temin, and Gianni Toniolo

in The World Economy between the World Wars

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195307559
eISBN:
9780199867929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307559.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The First World War marked the watershed between the 19th and 20th centuries. The former was characterized by a relatively well-functioning international payment system based on the gold standard. ... More


Coalition warfare

KEITH JEFFERY

in Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson: A Political Soldier

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199239672
eISBN:
9780191719493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239672.003.0010
Subject:
History, Military History

The novel experience of ‘total war’, which had such important domestic ramifications, was accompanied on an international level by a closer wartime alliance than Britain had ever had in the past. ... More


The First World War and its Aftermath, 1914–1933

Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius

in The German Myth of the East: 1800 to the Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546312
eISBN:
9780191720338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546312.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter presents a watershed in German views of Eastern Europe in the fateful context of total war and its aftermath. World War I opened with a traumatic invasion of German East Prussia by ... More


A War of Individuals: Bloomsbury Attitudes to the Great War

Jonathan Atkin

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719060700
eISBN:
9781781700105
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719060700.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The Great War still haunts us. This book draws together examples of the ‘aesthetic pacifism’ practised during the Great War by such celebrated individuals as Virginia Woolf, Siegfried Sassoon and ... More


Conclusion

JONATHAN SPERBER

in Property and Civil Society in South-Western Germany 1820-1914

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199284757
eISBN:
9780191713767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284757.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This concluding chapter compares the property regime of 19th-century Palatinate with property regimes elsewhere in central Europe in France, the UK, and the United States, with particular emphasis on ... More


Introduction

Erica Charters, Eve Rosenhaft, and Hannah Smith

in Civilians and War in Europe, 1618–1815

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317118
eISBN:
9781846317699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317699.001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book explores the impact of war on civilians as ‘victims’ of armed conflict, focusing on the Thirty Years War as well as the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars that took place between 1618 ... More


On the Partiality of Total War

Paul K. Saint-Amour

in Tense Future: Modernism, Total War, Encyclopedic Form

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780190200947
eISBN:
9780190200978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190200947.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Chapter 1 uncovers the first uses of the expression “la guerre totale” in 1916 and tracks the concept forward through interwar air power theory to present-day military historiography. Showing ... More


War and Welfare: British POW Families, 1939–45

Barbara Hately-Broad

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078545
eISBN:
9781781702352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078545.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

During the Second World War, some 250,000 British servicemen were taken captive either by the Axis powers or the Japanese, as a result of which their wives and families became completely dependent on ... More


Schizoanalysis, Nomadology, Fascism

Eugene W. Holland

in Deleuze and Politics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748632879
eISBN:
9780748652549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632879.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter revisits Deleuze and Guattari's account of fascism to construct a conception of it appropriate to the advent of a new kind of fascism emerging in the US today. Unsettling Deleuze and ... More


Was the Thirty Years War a ‘Total War’?

Peter H. Wilson

in Civilians and War in Europe, 1618–1815

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317118
eISBN:
9781846317699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317699.002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the Thirty Years War by focusing on three aspects identified in the ‘classic’ definition of ‘total war’: total mobilisation, the complete destruction of the enemy's resistance ... More


Contested Motherhood and Entertainment Film

Hikari Hori

in Promiscuous Media: Film and Visual Culture in Imperial Japan, 1926-1945

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714542
eISBN:
9781501709524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714542.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The woman’s entertainment film reveals intricate relations among state gender ideologies, studio marketing strategies, and the agency of female spectators. This chapter examines films of romance, ... More


The Zeppelin in the Sky of the Mind

Christine Froula

in The First World War: Literature, Culture, Modernity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780197266267
eISBN:
9780191869198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266267.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

While First World War historians often emphasize civilians’ experience of ‘war at a distance’, the military dirigible floated over the divide between civilian and soldier, brought aerial warfare to ... More


“Can you get near Enough to Throw Shells into the City?”: Personal Injury to Civilians

Burrus M. Carnahan

in Lincoln on Trial: Southern Civilians and the Law of War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125695
eISBN:
9780813135380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125695.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter looks at Abraham Lincoln's policy toward the deliberate killing of civilians, the hallmark of twentieth-century “total war.” Maryland did not secede and Baltimore was not bombarded. It ... More


The Black Flag and Confederate Soldiers: Total War from the Bottom Up?

Michael J. Bennett

in This Distracted and Anarchical People: New Answers for Old Questions about the Civil War-Era North

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823245680
eISBN:
9780823252664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245680.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This essay contends that there are inconsistencies in the Freedom School's interpretation of the Civil War as simultaneously a redemptive national conflict and the first modern total war. Examining ... More


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