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Introduction

Penny MacGeorge

in Late Roman Warlords

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199252442
eISBN:
9780191719233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252442.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This introductory chapter begins with a brief explanation of the purpose of the book, which is to examine the careers of Marcellinus of Dalmatia, the general Aegidius, and his son Syagrius, and the ... More


Scipio the Matchmaker

Jane D. Chaplin

in Ancient Historiography and its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A. J. Woodman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558681
eISBN:
9780191720888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558681.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores why Livy chose to shape Scipio Africanus' encounter with the Spanish maiden in Book 26 as a positive variant on the Lucretia narrative. Where the rape of Lucretia triggers the ... More


Famine and Flight

James Carter

in Heart of Buddha, Heart of China: The Life of Tanxu, a Twentieth-Century Monk

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195398854
eISBN:
9780199894413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398854.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In Xi’an, Tanxu worked to revive the famous Maternal Grace Temple (da ci’en si) in Xi’an, home to the Great Wild Goose Pagoda, which housed the first Buddhist scriptures brought from India to China, ... More


Conclusion

Penny MacGeorge

in Late Roman Warlords

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199252442
eISBN:
9780191719233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252442.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter presents some conclusions based on the various studies of individual warlords in this book, and provides suggestions for further research. It is argued that a vital element in the course ... More


The Background and the Sources

Penny MacGeorge

in Late Roman Warlords

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199252442
eISBN:
9780191719233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252442.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter begins with a discussion of Dalmatia and Salona. Dalmatia was a province of the Roman Empire; Salona was the provincial capital, and the largest and most Romanized city of the province. ... More


Cnut the Great

Timothy Bolton

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300208337
eISBN:
9780300226256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208337.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This book is a biography of the underappreciated eleventh-century Scandinavian warlord-turned-Anglo-Saxon monarch who united the English and Danish crowns to forge a North Sea empire: Cnut. The book ... More


Warlord Survival: The Delusion of State Building in Afghanistan

Romain Malejacq

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501746420
eISBN:
9781501746437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501746420.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

How do warlords survive and even thrive in contexts that are explicitly set up to undermine them? How do they rise after each fall? This book answers these questions. Drawing on hundreds of in-depth ... More


Why Warlord Survival?

Romain Malejacq

in Warlord Survival: The Delusion of State Building in Afghanistan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501746420
eISBN:
9781501746437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501746420.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This introductory chapter explains how warlords survive, during and after war. Here, warlords are defined as astute political entrepreneurs with a proven ability to organize violence and control ... More


Paramilitary Violence in Russia's Civil Wars, 1918–1920 1

William G. Rosenberg

in War in Peace: Paramilitary Violence in Europe after the Great War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654918
eISBN:
9780191744273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654918.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

This chapter explores the origins, forms and consequences of paramilitary violence in the Russian Civil War. Dealing with a case study of particular brutality and intensity, Rosenberg analyses the ... More


Bands of Nation Builders? Insurgency and Ideology in the Ukrainian Civil War

Serhy Yekelchyk

in War in Peace: Paramilitary Violence in Europe after the Great War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654918
eISBN:
9780191744273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654918.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

Serhy Yelechyk's chapter throws new light on the emergence of independent Ukraine by exploring the gamut of complex ideological conflicts and local violence in 1917–20 which was unleashed by the ... More


Introduction

Frank Dikötter

in The Age of Openness: China before Mao

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099203
eISBN:
9789882206595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099203.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book uses a variety of primary sources and a highly informative body of secondary literature to challenge the view that modern China was mainly ... More


Beyond Warlord Survival

Romain Malejacq

in Warlord Survival: The Delusion of State Building in Afghanistan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501746420
eISBN:
9781501746437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501746420.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This concluding chapter further articulates the core implication of this book: that state building is impossible in fragmented societies without significant concessions to nonstate power holders. ... More


Paramilitarism: Mass Violence in the Shadow of the State

Uğur Ümit Üngör

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198825241
eISBN:
9780191863950
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825241.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

From the deserts of Sudan to the jungles of Colombia, and from the streets of Belfast to the mountains of Kurdistan, paramilitaries have appeared in violent conflicts in very different settings. ... More


The Distorted Mirror: The South in British Culture During the Age of Byron, 1800–30

Robert Holland

in The Warm South: How the Mediterranean Shaped the British Imagination

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300235920
eISBN:
9780300240870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300235920.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter details British engagement with the Mediterranean from 1800 to 1830. As Napoleon's grip extended across Continental Europe, the restrictions on Continental travel for British citizens ... More


Seeing Like a Citizen

David Strand

in An Unfinished Republic: Leading by Word and Deed in Modern China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267367
eISBN:
9780520948747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267367.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

Political contention produced many competing images of China. The co-habitation of dynasty and republic in the winter of 1911–12, followed by twin Presidents Sun and Yuan in the spring, set a pattern ... More


Diplomats in Blue: U.S. Naval Officers in China, 1922-1933

William Reynolds Braisted

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032887
eISBN:
9780813038223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032887.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The 1920s and 30s were an especially turbulent period in Chinese history, and the U.S. Navy was deployed there not as an instrument of war, but of diplomacy. Their task was to keep China intact, ... More


The Main Gate: Shanghai and the Yangtze Delta

William Reynolds Braisted

in Diplomats in Blue: U.S. Naval Officers in China, 1922-1933

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032887
eISBN:
9780813038223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032887.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the role of the Asiatic Fleet in protecting the Yangtze River delta and Shanghai, the most important maritime gateway to China during the interwar years. The Fleet's ability to ... More


The Upper Yangtze

William Reynolds Braisted

in Diplomats in Blue: U.S. Naval Officers in China, 1922-1933

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032887
eISBN:
9780813038223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032887.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the challenges posed by the upper Yangtze River for the U.S. Navy's Asiatic Fleet deployed to China for diplomatic purposes. In explains that aside from its numerous ... More


Explosions on the Yangtze, 1926

William Reynolds Braisted

in Diplomats in Blue: U.S. Naval Officers in China, 1922-1933

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032887
eISBN:
9780813038223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032887.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the conflict between foreign navies and Chinese warlords at the Yangtze River in 1926. The confrontation over the transport of Chinese troops of rival warlords broke out in ... More


Conclusion

Pat Wheatley and Charlotte Dunn

in Demetrius the Besieger

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198836049
eISBN:
9780191873416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836049.003.0029
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The book concludes with reflections on the legacy of Demetrius the Besieger and the unique nature of Hellenistic kingship that he established and exemplified. A summary is provided of the final ... More


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