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vi, 402 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm.
  • List of Figures and Photos 1 Introduction â Maria Pretzler and Nick Barley 2 The Other Aineias â David Whitehead 3 Aineias the Author-Who, Where and When? â Robin Lane Fox 4 Aineias Tacticus in His Intellectual Context â Graham Shipley 5 Aineias and History: The Purpose and Context of Historical Narrative in the Poliorketika â Maria Pretzler 6 Creating Koine: Aineias Tacticus in the History of the Greek Language â Jose Vela Tejada 7 Writing and Other Forms of Communication in Aineias' Poliorketika â Peter Liddel 8 The Polis Falling Apart: Aineias Tacticus and Stasis â Maria Pretzler 9 Greek Poleis and Warfare in the IVth Century BC: Aineias' Poliorketika â Marco Bettalli 10 Light Infantry and Leadership in Aineias â Nick Barley 11 Mercenaries in Aineias Tacticus â Jim Roy 12 Raiders from the Sea: The Maritime Context of the Poliorketika â Philip de Souza 13 `News from Home': Aeneas Tacticus and Fourth-century Defense in Practice at Ancient Stymphalos â Ben Gourley 14 Simple and Complex Technology in Aineias: Ladders and Telegraphy â Tracey Rihll 15 Aineias Tacticus in Byzantine Military Literature â Philip Rance Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004223516 20171218
Brill's Companion to Aineias Tacticus is a collection of articles on the significance of the earliest Greek handbook on military tactics. Aineias' (Aeneas) wrote his Poliorketika in the mid-fourth century BC, offering a unique perspective on contemporary Greek city-states, warfare and intellectual trends. We offer an introduction to Aineias and his work, and then discuss the work's historical and intellectual context, his qualities as a writer, and aspects of his work as a historical source for the Greek polis of the fourth century BC. Several chapters discuss Aineias' approach to warfare, specifically light infantry, mercenaries, naval operations, fortifications and technology. Finally, we include a lengthy study of the reception of ancient military treatises, specifically Aineias' Poliorketika, in the Byzantine period.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004223516 20171218
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ix, 319 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Blurred Boundaries and Ambiguous Divisions: Civilians and Combat From Ancient Times to the Present, Nicola Foote and Nadya Williams PART I: Case Studies from the Ancient and Medieval World 1. The Evolution of Civilian Participation in Ancient Greek Warfare, Nadya Williams 2. Ancient Warfare Beyond the Battle: Populace Ravaging and Heterosexual Rape, Kathy L. Gaca 3. Prey or Participant? Civilian Siege Experiences During the First Jewish Revolt, Gwyn Davies 4. Collateral Damage in Pre-Crusade Europe, Bernard S. Bachrach 5. Civilians and Militia in Ottonian Germany: Warfare in an Era of Small Professional Armies, David S. Bachrach 6. The Bishop with Two Hats: Reconciling Episcopal and Military Obligations in Causa 23 of Gratian's Decretum, Melodie H. Eichbauer PART II: Case-Studies From the Early Modern and Modern World 7. 'They Wanted to Make Us Into Real Soldiers': The Blurred Line Between Noncombatants and Combatants in the Thirty Years War, Tryntje Helfferich 8. American Non-Combatants and the British Army's Depredations During the War of Independence, Stephen Conway 9. Two Kinds of Civilians: American Encounters with Civilians in Kerama Retto and Ie Shima, Erik D. Carlson 10. Civilians and Civil Wars in West Africa: The Cases of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Cote D'Ivoire, George Klay Kieh Jr. 11. When the Battlefield Meets the Playground: How to Understand the Role of Children in Contemporary Civil Wars Using the Case Studies of El Salvador and Mozambique, Jocelyn Courtney PART III: Conceptual and Historiographical Debates and Implications 12. The Evolution of Warfare as Related to Transformations in Modern Definitions of Citizenship: A Segmented Periodization of the Modern Era, Nicole Dombrowski Risser 13. It's a Crime, But is it a Blunder? The Efficacy of Targeting Civilians in War, Alexander B. Downes and Kathryn McNabb Cochran.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138749917 20180115
This book explores the role played by civilians in shaping the outcomes of military combat across time and place. This volume explores the contributions civilians have made to warfare in case studies that range from ancient Europe to contemporary Africa and Latin America. Building on philosophical and legal scholarship, it explores the blurred boundary between combatant and civilian in different historical contexts and examines how the absence of clear demarcations shapes civilian strategic positioning and impacts civilian vulnerability to military targeting and massacre. The book argues that engagement with the blurred boundaries between combatant and non-combatant both advance the key analytical questions that underpin the historical literature on civilians and underline the centrality of civilians to a full understanding of warfare. The volume provides new insight into why civilian death and suffering has been so common, despite widespread beliefs embedded in legal and military codes across time and place that killing civilians is wrong. Ultimately, the case studies in the book show that civilians, while always victims of war, were nevertheless often able to become empowered agents in defending their own lives, and impacting the outcomes of wars. By highlighting civilian military agency and broadening the sense of which actors affect strategic outcomes, the book also contributes to a richer understanding of war itself. This book will be of much interest to students of military studies, international history, international relations and war and conflict studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138749917 20180115
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vi, 261 pages ; 25 cm.
What determined the choices of the Greeks on the battlefield? Were their tactics defined by unwritten moral rules, or was all considered fair in war? In 'Classical Greek Tactics: A Cultural History', Roel Konijnendijk re-examines the literary evidence for the battle tactics and tactical thought of the Greeks during the 5th and 4th centuries BC. Rejecting the traditional image of limited, ritualised battle, Konijnendijk sketches a world of brutally destructive engagements, restricted only by the stubborn amateurism of the men who fought. The resulting model of hoplite battle does away with most received wisdom about the nature of Greek battle tactics, and redefines the way they reflected the values of Greek culture as a whole.
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xiv, 247 pages ; 24 cm
  • Preface Abbreviations 1 Combined Operations to 1500 2 The Early Modern Period, 1500 to 1700 3 The Eighteenth Century, 1700-1775 4 The American Revolution, and the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, 1775-1815 5 The Nineteenth Century, 1815-1914 6 The First World War, 1914-18 7 The Interwar Period, 1918-39 8 The Second World War, I, 1939-42 9 The Second World War, II, 1942-45 10 The Cold War, 1945-90 11 Since 1990 12 Conclusions Notes Selected Further Readin.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442276932 20171201
This compelling book provides the first global history of the evolution of combined operations since Antiquity. Beginning with amphibious warfare in the ancient world of the Romans, Vikings, and Mongols, Jeremy Black advances through the Gunpowder Revolution, the rise of maritime empires and the formation of nation-states, the early Industrial Revolution and the adaptation of modern technology to warfare, the twentieth-century world wars, the Cold War, and concluding with the modern age of irregular and asymmetric conflict. Black's informed and analytical narrative emphasizes conflicts around the world, focusing not only on leading powers but also regional combatants. His case studies include amphibious operations in the Mongol invasions of Japan, the War for American Independence, and the Gallipoli campaign of World War I. He also explores the development and effectiveness of airborne operations as a way to project military power inland. Offering a balanced assessment of strategic, operational, and technical developments over time, Black considers both the potential and limitations of amphibious and airborne warfare-past, present, and future.
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xviii, 281 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Part I. Counter-insurgency and the Nigerian military institution. Organizational culture and historical experience of the military in Nigeria ; Formalized CT-COIN development since the post-civil war period ; Insurgency-COIN military doctrine in Nigeria: theory and practice
  • Part II. Counter-insurgency plans and operations against Boko Haram. Joint Task Force Operation Restore Order (JTF ORO), June 2011-August 2013 ; North-east COIN plans and operations, 2013-2014 ; North-east and Chad Basin sub-regional COIN effort, 2014-2017.
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xiv, 237 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"This book examines the impact of foreign intervention in the course and nature of warfare in civil wars. Throughout history, foreign intervention in civil wars has been the rule rather than the exception. The involvement of outside powers can have a dramatic impact on the course and nature of internal conflicts. Despite this, there has been little research which has sought to explain how foreign intervention influences the course of civil wars. This book seeks to rectify this gap. It examines the impact of foreign intervention on the warfare that characterises civil wars through by studying the cases of the Angolan and Afghan civil wars. It investigates how foreign resources affect the military power of the recipient belligerent, and examines how changes in the balance of capabilities influence the form of warfare that characterises a civil war. Warfare in civil wars is often highly fluid, with belligerents adapting their respective strategies in response to shifts in the balance of military capabilities. This book shows how the intervention of foreign powers can manipulate the balance of capabilities between the civil war belligerents and change the dominant form of warfare. The findings presented in this book offer key insights for policy-makers to navigate the increasing internationalization of civil wars around the globe. This book will be of much interest to students of civil wars, intra-state conflict, war and conflict studies, and security studies."--Provided by publisher.
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xvii, 264 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword, Joel H. Rosenthal Introduction, Daniel Brunstetter and Cian O'Driscoll 1. Cicero, Gavin Stewart 2. Augustine, James Turner Johnson 3. Gratian, Rory Cox 4. Thomas Aquinas, Gregory Reichberg 5. Christine de Pizan, Cian O'Driscoll 6. Francisco de Vitoria, Alex Bellamy 7. Bartolome de las Casas, Daniel Brunstetter 8. Francisco Suarez, Grady Scott Davis 9. Alberico Gentili, John Kelsay 10. Hugo Grotius, Anthony F. Lang, Jr. 11. Samuel Pufendorf, Luke Glanville 12. Emmerich de Vattel, Theo Christov 13. Immanuel Kant, Brian Orend 14. Francis Lieber, Stephanie Carvin 15. Paul Ramsey, Adam Hollowell 16. Michael Walzer, Chris Brown 17. Jean Bethke Elshtain, Nicholas Rengger 18. James Turner Johnson, Nahed Artoul Zehr 19. Jeff McMahan, Heather Roff Conclusion, Daniel Brunstetter and Cian O'Driscoll.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138122482 20171030
This volume offers a set of concise and accessible introductions to the seminal figures in the historical development of the just war tradition. In what, if any, circumstances are political communities justified in going to war? And what limits should apply to the conduct of any such war? The just war tradition is a body of thought that helps us think through these very questions. Its core ideas have been subject to fierce debate for over 2,000 years. Yet they continue to play a prominent role in how political and military leaders address the challenges posed by the use of force in international society. Until now there has been no text that offers concise and accessible introductions to the key figures associated with the tradition. Stepping into this breach, Just War Thinkers provides a set of clear but detailed essays by leadings experts on nineteen seminal thinkers, from Cicero to Jeff McMahan. This volume challenges to the reader to think about how traditions are constituted-who is included and excluded, and how that is determined-and how they serve to enable, constrain, and indeed channel subsequent thought, debate, and exchange. This book will be of much interest to students of just war tradition and theory, ethics and war, philosophy, security studies and IR.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138122482 20171030
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xv, 239 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Preface 1. Was Strategy Practised before the Word was Used? 2. Christine de Pizan, the first Modern Strategist: Good Governance and Conflict Mediation 3. The Military Revolution as seen by Contemporaries 4. The Invention of Modern Maritime Strategies: The Anglo-Spanish War of 1585-1604 5. A National Security Strategy for England: Matthew Sutcliffe, the Earl of Essex, and the Cadiz Expedition of 1596 6. Command of the Sea: the Origins of a Strategic Concept 7. Lazarus Schwendi, Raimondo Montecuccoli and the Turkish Wars: Peaceful Coexistence or Roll-Back? 8. Guibert: Prophet of Total War? 9. What Clausewitz Read: On the Origins of some of his Key Ideas.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138290907 20171030
This collection of essays combines historical research with cutting-edge strategic analysis and makes a significant contribution to the study of the early history of strategic thinking. There is a debate as to whether strategy in its modern definition existed before Clausewitz or even the early 20th century. The case studies featured in this book show that strategic thinking did indeed exist before the last century, and that there was strategy making, even if there was no commonly agreed word for it. The volume uses a variety of approaches. Firstly, it explores the strategy making of three monarchs whose biographers have claimed to have identified strategic reasoning in their warfare: Edward III of England, Philip II of Spain, and Louis XIV of France. The book then analyses a number of famous strategic thinkers and practitioners, including Christine de Pizan, Lazarus Schwendi, Matthew Sutcliffe, Raimondo Montecuccoli, and Count Guibert. It concludes with a study of the ideas that Clausewitz derived from other authors. This work combines in-depth historical documentary research with strategic analysis. The chapters illustrate that despite social, economic, political, cultural and linguistic differences, our forbearers connected warfare and the aims and considerations of statecraft just as we do today. This book will be of great interest to students of strategic history and theory, military history and IR in general.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138290907 20171030
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xii, 199 pages, 11 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • List of Illustrations Acknowledgments 1. America's Digital Army 2. The Art of Persuasion and the Science of Manpower 3. The Artifice of the Virtual and the Real 4. The Full-Spectrum Soft Sell of the Army Experience 5. Complicating the Military Entertainment Complex 6. The Labor of Virtual Soldiers Notes Glossary References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781496201911 20171017
America's Digital Army is an ethnographic study of the link between interactive entertainment and military power, drawing on Robertson Allen's fieldwork observing video game developers, military strategists, U.S. Army marketing agencies, and an array of defense contracting companies that worked to produce the official U.S. Army video game, America's Army. Allen uncovers the methods by which gaming technologies such as America's Army, with military funding and themes, engage in a militarization of American society that constructs everyone, even nonplayers of games, as virtual soldiers available for deployment.America's Digital Army examines the army's desire for "talented" soldiers capable of high-tech work; beliefs about America's enemies as reflected in the game's virtual combatants; tensions over best practices in military recruiting; and the sometimes overlapping cultures of gamers, game developers, and soldiers. Allen reveals how binary categorizations such as soldier versus civilian, war versus game, work versus play, and virtual versus real become blurred-if not broken down entirely-through games and interactive media that reflect the U.S. military's ludic imagination of future wars, enemies, and soldiers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781496201911 20171017
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cxxii, 830 pages : illustration ; 18 cm.
  • Introduction -- L'auteur -- L'arbre des batailles -- Résumé du contenu -- La méthode de l'exposé -- Les sources et les références -- La pensée -- Les manuscrits -- Le manuscrit de base : Genève, Bibl. Publ. et Univ. -- Comites latentes 168 -- La tradition -- Les possesseurs et les commanditaires -- Les exemplaires perdus -- Les copistes et les lieux de production -- La structure de l'oeuvre dans les manuscrits -- Les miniatures -- Le caractère des manuscrits -- Les références aux autorités -- Les rédactions du texte -- Les traductions -- Les éditions imprimées -- La tradition latérale -- Les manuscrits de contrôle -- Le choix des manuscrits de contrôle -- Les relations entre les manuscrits étudiés -- L'établissement du texte -- L'arbre des batailles -- Table -- Prologue -- Primus liber -- Liber secundus -- Liber tertius -- Liber quartus.
"Ecrite entre 1386 et 1389 pour le jeune roi français Charles VI dans une situation d'instabilité extrême causée par la guerre avec l'Angleterre et le Grand Schisme, cette oeuvre d'un clerc et juriste provençal constitue un miroir de prince très particulier. Sur la base de sources latines, les quatre livres réunissent un abrégé de l'histoire d'Israël et de l'Eglise catholique, un résumé de l'histoire des quatre royaumes de l'Antiquité et un traité sur les problèmes juridiques de la guerre. L'auteur insiste sur les conséquences dévastatrices des conflits guerriers, sociaux ou religieux. Il incite le jeune roi à exercer le pouvoir de manière juste et à rétablir la paix dans le monde chrétien. Le texte s'est répandu immédiatement parmi la noblesse, du Sud de l'Europe jusqu'en Ecosse, et principalement à Paris. Parmi les quatre-vingt-sept manuscrits conservés, celui qui sert de base à l'édition présente est le plus ancien manuscrit daté et localisé (Paris, 1397)."--Page 4 of cover.
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216 pages : illustrations, charts ; 23 cm.
  • Préface du général Frédéric Blachon -- Introduction. Les officiers à l'université -- Le travail intellectuel de l'officier -- La formation des officiers à partir de 1870 -- Le renouveau de la formation des officiers après 1870 -- De la guerre comme école de formation au développement d'un enseignement militaire supérieur -- Les instruments de la revanche. Le bouillonnement intellectuel du milieu militaire après 1870 -- Des paroles et des actes. La création de l'enseignement militaire supérieur -- Le changement social et les évolutions des perceptions du travail intellectuel -- La conscription et la ?? nation en arme" -- Les officiers formateurs : "bien faire" et ?? faire face" -- Le diplôme militaire dans les armées -- Le diplôme, l'instruction militaire et les sciences -- L'art militaire sous l'ère napoléonienne -- Former l'officier au Le siècle : préserver la spécificité militaire et adapter la scolarité aux évolutions professionnelles -- L'académisation de la formation sans déprofessionnalisation du cursus -- L'apport des disciplines académiques dans la formation -- La mobilité internationale à Saint-Cyr et l'internationalisation du cursus -- Perspective comparée : les usages sociaux du diplôme académique dans les armées américaine et française -- Le label académique dans l'année américaine, un label pour la reconnaissance sociale -- Et dans l'armée française : le diplôme académique, un titre scolaire de rattrapage -- L'infiniment petit dans le corps des officiers -- Situer l'infiniment petit -- Perspectives socio-historiques : le besoin institutionnel et le mérite individuel -- L'avancement à la Révolution : patronage politique, ancienneté de service et valeur personnelle -- Les modèles de gestion des carrières d'officiers -- L'avancement au mérite par la voie "concours" -- L'avancement retardé en contexte d'austérité économique -- L'efficacité professionnelle sous contrainte budgétaire : un signal contradictoire adressé aux décideurs politiques -- L'austérité économique et le budget en baisse de la défense -- Après les attentats terroristes de 2015 à Paris, un budget à la hausse -- L'avancement retardé au grade supérieur -- La deuxième partie de carrière, une étape propice à la recherche du diplôme -- La première partie de carrière au plus près de la troupe -- La deuxième partie de carrière et la formation en dehors des voies militaires -- Le portrait des officiers à la recherche de diplômes -- Les échantillons du corpus d'étude -- La physionomie du corps des officiers : quelques agrégats -- Échantillon 1. L'échantillon global des officiers diplômés du master ou du doctorat dans l'armée de Terre -- Échantillon 2. L'échantillon des officiers titulaires du doctorat -- Échantillon 3. L'échantillon miroir de l'enquête qualitative -- La distribution du corpus par sexe, origine du recrutement, grade et corps d'appartenance -- La distribution par sexe : la faible représentativité des "féminines" -- L'origine du recrutement et le grade : la prépondérance des officiers supérieurs -- La surreprésentation des lieutenants-colonels et des colonels -- Les logiques d'inscription des disciplines universitaires -- L'histoire militaire au coeur de l'académisation du parcours professionnel
  • La surreprésentation des masters -- Les stratégies individuelles et le diplôme académique -- Les parcours professionnels des officiers diplômés -- La typologie des parcours et leurs modèles sociologiques -- Les parcours professionnels -- Le statut de l'événement marquant et le turning point dans la construction du parcours de bifurcation -- Le modèle de reclassement -- Le parcours de repositionnement professionnel -- Le parcours de mobilité professionnelle en contexte de restructuration institutionnelle -- L'événement catastrophe et la bifurcation professionnelle -- Le modèle d'affirmation -- Le parcours d'affirmation et la logique de distinction -- Le parcours d'accomplissement -- Le modèle institutionnel. L'entre-deux du parcours professionnel -- L'interaction entre les modèles : vers une réconciliation des parcours -- Les parcours professionnels et leurs dimensions socio-temporelles -- Les temporalités sociales -- La temporalité de l'institution et l'ancienneté professionnelle -- Le temps interstitiel et les arrangements personnels -- L'identité militaire et les demandes sociales de reconnaissance -- L'identité militaire et l'identité professionnelle -- La diversité des identités dans la socialisation professionnelle -- Les modèles interactionnistes et la socialisation professionnelle -- Les attentes sociales et individuelles autour du diplôme -- Le diplôme académique, un intensificateur du professionnalisme militaire -- Mes homologues me reconnaissent pour tel : de la reconnaissance à "l'homme capable" -- Le parcours, la profession militaire et ses marges -- La profession militaire, ses normes et ses marges -- Les normes de la profession militaire : l'hétérogénéité d'un espace social -- Des normes hétérogènes pour commander -- Les marges de la norme et ses spécificités -- Lutte de statut dans la profession militaire -- La marge de la norme, un espace social de pouvoir et de tensions -- Le diplôme civil des lieutenants-colonels, un péril potentiel de l'identité militaire -- Au-delà du grade : rapports de pouvoir, lutte de prestige et hiérarchie informelle -- Les officiers diplômés : relais de l'esprit de défense dans la société civile -- Les officiers diplômés : un groupe prescripteur de la norme -- Conclusion générale. L'officier, le diplôme et l'institution militaire -- Postface d'Éric Ghérardi, directeur général de l'enseignement et de la recherche aux écoles Saint-Cyr Coëtquidan.
"Les restructurations de l'armée de terre et les réformes de la formation militaire initiale font du parcours professionnel de l'officier un enjeu institutionnel et individuel essentiel. En dépit de la gamme des formations offertes dans l'armée de Terre, une infime partie du corps des officiers recherche un diplôme académique valorisant en dehors des voies militaires. Que sait-on du parcours professionnel de ces officiers diplômés de l'université ? Qui sont-ils? Pourquoi certains d'entre eux choisissent de suivre une formation universitaire ? Quelles sont les logiques sociales, individuelles ou institutionnelles qui président à la bifurcation du parcours professionnel de ces officiers à l'université ? Cet ouvrage croise les stratégies personnelles des officiers avec les besoins en compétences de l'armée. Il fait ressortir l'interdépendance des différentes sphères de vie, professionnelle, familiale, personnelle couplées à des attentes de reconnaissance sociale, de mobilité, d'affirmation de soi et de distinction. L'étude examine les rapports de la société civile avec la société militaire et pose la question de l'individualisation du destin professionnel situé entre la liberté individuelle et les dynamiques de l'institution militaire.
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96 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 23 cm.
The idea of late medieval arms and armour often conjures up images of lumbering warriors, clad in heavy plate armour, hacking away at with each other with enormous weapons - depictions perpetuated in both bad literature and bad movies. In this book, internationally-renowned edged weapons expert Robert Woosnam-Savage describes the brutal reality of personal protection and attack in the so-called `age of chivalry'. From Bannockburn to Bosworth, Poitiers to Pavia, this book is an indispensable introduction to an iconic era. The book forms part of a series of introductions to aspects of the Royal Armouries' collection of arms and armour. Written by specialists in the field, they are packed full of fascinating information and stunning photography. Royal Armouries is the national museum of arms and armour, with sites at Leeds, the Tower of London and Fort Nelson, Hampshire.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780948092770 20180115
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128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 23 cm.
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287 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
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xiii, 355 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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87 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • War timeline
  • The art of war / by Sun Tsu
  • War timeline
  • The complaint of peace / by Desiderius Erasmus
  • War timeline
  • "War is the health of the state" / by Randolph Bourne
  • War timeline.
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352 pages ; 21 cm.
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18. Biblioteka strategiczna [2017 - ]

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volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm
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389 pages ; 23 cm.
Green Library
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xxii, 440 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Military school culture
  • The long road to West Point
  • Early West Point and Captain Partridge's military school movement
  • Sylvanus Thayer and the military school culture
  • Francis Smith, Virginia Military Institute, and Southern military education
  • Military education and the Civil War
  • The United States Naval Academy and maritime academies
  • The lost cause and the Grand Army of the Republic
  • Of sabers and scripture
  • Tested by war, depression, and fire
  • World War II through the 1950s
  • Vietnam and the decline of the military school
  • Resurgence of an old educational tradition
  • Conclusions
  • Appendix A: Military schools of the United States, 1802-2014
  • Appendix B: Military schools of the United States by category, 2014
  • Appendix C: Military schools of the United States, 1802-2014
  • Appendix D: Number of schools by type for each military school compared
  • Appendix E: Selected military school alumni.
Since the founding of the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1802, more than eight hundred military schools have existed in this country. The vast majority have closed their doors, been absorbed into other educational institutions, or otherwise faded away, but others soldier on, adapting to changing times and changing educational needs. While many individual institutions have had their histories written or their stories told, to date no single book has attempted to explore the full scope of the military school in American history. Cadets on Campus is the first book to cover the origin, history, and culture of the nation's military schools-secondary and collegiate-and this breadth of coverage will appeal to historians and alumni alike. Author John Alfred Coulter identifies several key figures who were pivotal to the formation of military education, including Sylvanus Thayer, the "father of West Point, " and Alden Partridge, the founder of the school later known as Norwich University, the first private military school in the country. He also reveals that military schools were present across the nation, despite the conventional wisdom that most military schools, and, indeed, the culture that surrounds them, were limited to the South. Coulter addresses the shuttering of military schools in the era after the Vietnam War and then notes a curious resurgence of interest in military education since the turn of the century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781623495213 20170530
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