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170 pages : 1 illustration ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction - South Africa as a hegemonic power Chapter One - Tentative hegemony from Mandela to Zuma Chapter Two - South Africa's image problem in Africa Chapter Three - The African Renaissance versus the South African Renaissance Chapter Four - The plight of the South African National Defence Force Conclusion - South Africa in Africa: The challenges of the new multipolarity.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138549654 20180306
When Nelson Mandela was sworn in as president on 10 May 1994, South Africa enjoyed an unprecedented global standing. Much of the international community, particularly Western states, saw the new South Africa as well equipped to play a dynamic and dominant role on the continent; promoting conflict resolution, economic development, and acting as a standard-bearer for democracy and human rights. Yet, throughout the presidencies of Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma, South Africa has failed to deliver on this early promise. Its continental primacy has been circumscribed by its own reluctance to lead, combined with widespread African hostility to its economic expansion, antipathy towards its democratic ideals and scepticism about its suitability as Africa's global representative. With an onerous domestic agenda, as it continues to tackle the profound socio-economic legacies of apartheid, and with its military power also on the wane, South Africa must now adapt to an emerging multipolarity on the continent. This transition - which may produce a new concert of African powers working in constructive collaboration or lead to fragmentation, discord and gridlock - is likely to determine Africa's prospects for decades to come. This Adelphi book squarely challenges the received wisdom that South Africa is a dominant power in Africa. It explores the country's complex and difficult relationship with the rest of the continent in the post-apartheid era and examines the ways in which the country has struggled to translate its economic, military and diplomatic weight into tangible foreign policy successes and enduring influence on the ground. The conclusions of this book will be valuable to academics, policymakers, journalists, and business leaders seeking to understand the evolution and trajectory of South African policy in Africa.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138549654 20180306
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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.
  • Acknowledgements Notes on Style Introduction 1 The Prussian Model of Hoplite Battle â The Traditional View of Tactics â The Case of Leuktra 2 `Improvisers in Soldiering': Training for War â The Question â Good Order â Skill at Arms 3 `The Finest, Flattest Piece of Land': Where to Fight â Traditions â Practice â Theory 4 `Deployed to Fit the Need': Forming Up for Battle â Worthless Hoplites â Ways to Deploy â Positions of Honour â The Depth of the Line 5 `Utterly Outmatched in Skill': Battle Tactics â Controlling Battle â The Tools of the Tactician â How to Win â Theory 6 `No Shortage of People to Kill': The Rout and Its Aftermath â Fight or Flight â A Divine Gift â Last Rites Conclusion â The Context of Tactical Thought â A New Model of Hoplite Battle â The Greek Way of War Works Cited Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004355361 20180122
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004355361 20180122
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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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442276932 20171201
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xvii, 132 pages ; 28 cm
Surprise has always been an element of warfare, but the return of great power competition--and the high-level threat that it poses--gives urgency to thinking about surprise now. Because the future is highly uncertain, and great powers have not fought each other for over 70 years, surprise is highly likely in a future great power conflict. This study, therefore, examines potential surprises in a great power conflict, particularly in a conflict's initial stages when the interaction of adversaries' technologies, prewar plans, and military doctrines first becomes manifest. It is not an attempt to project the future. Rather, it seeks to do the opposite: explore the range of possible future conflicts to see where surprises might lurk.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442280717 20180618
Green Library
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xviii, 281 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction PART 1: Counter-Insurgency and the Nigerian Military Institution 1. Organizational Culture and Historical Experience of the Military in Nigeria 2. Formalized CT-COIN Development Since the Post-Civil War Period 3. Insurgency-COIN Military Doctrine in Nigeria: Theory and Practice PART 2: Counter-Insurgency Plans and Operations 4. Joint Task Force Operation Restore Order (JTF ORO), 2011-2013 5. North-East COIN Plans and Operations, 2013-2014 6. North-East and Chad Basin Sub-Regional Coin Effort, 2014-2017 Book Summary.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138098886 20180129
This book offers a detailed examination of the counter-insurgency operations undertaken by the Nigerian military against Boko Haram between 2011 and 2017. Based on extensive fieldwork conducted with military units in Nigeria, Counter-Insurgency in Nigeria has two main aims. First, it seeks to provide an understanding of the Nigerian military's internal role - a role that today, as a result of internal threats, pivots towards counter-insurgency. The book illustrates how organizational culture, historical experience, institutions, and doctrine, are critical to understanding the Nigerian military and its attitudes and actions against the threat of civil disobedience, today and in the past. The second aim of the book is to examine the Nigerian military campaign against Boko Haram insurgents - specifically, plans and operations between June 2011 and April 2017. Within this second theme, emphasis is placed on the idea of battlefield innovation and the reorganization within the Nigerian military since 2013, as the Nigerian Army and Air Force recalibrated themselves for COIN warfare. A certain mystique has surrounded the technicalities of COIN operations by the Army against Boko Haram, and this book aims to disperse that veil of secrecy. Furthermore, the work's analysis of the air force's role in counter-insurgency is unprecedented within the literature on military warfare in Nigeria. This book will be of great interest to students of military studies, counter-insurgency, counter-terrorism, African politics and security studies in general.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138098886 20180129
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xiii, 175 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Of blood and soil
  • Lebensraum and its underside
  • Return to the soil
  • Nuclear living space
  • Spaces of extermination
  • Enter the void
  • Conclusion.
"This book explores bunkered sites in Cold War Germany in order to understand the inner workings of the Cold War state."--Provided by publisher.
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286 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
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xiv, 237 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Part I: Introduction 1. Introduction 2. The Study of Foreign Intervention in Civil Wars Part II: A Theory of Foreign Intervention, Warfare and Civil Wars 3. External Resources and Belligerents' Capabilities 4. Foreign Intervention and Warfare Conversion in Civil War Part III: Case Studies and Empirical Observations 5. The Dynamics of Warfare in the Angolan Civil War 6. Foreign Intervention and Warfare in the Angolan Civil War 7. The Dynamics of Warfare in the Afghan Civil War 8. Foreign Intervention and Warfare in the Afghan Civil War Part IV: Findings and Conclusion 9. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138084575 20180129
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138084575 20180129
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228 pages ; 26 cm.
  • Esquisse d'une psychologie de la guerre -- Les motivations -- Au risque de sa vie -- Le moral : un objet abandonné par les études militaires françaises -- L'évolution de l'idée de sacrifice guerrier en France et en Allemagne entre 1914 et 1940 -- Les habitus -- Les guerriers -- Vivre avec l'Ennemi. Statut de l'homicide guerrier dans une société amazonienne -- La guerre comme expérience de la discipline dans les Temps modernes (XVIIe-XVIIIe siècles) -- Les As -- Le combat -- Peur et courage sous le feu -- À quoi pense un kamikaze ? -- La désertion. Le IIIe Reich et la désertion des légionnaires allemands -- Psychologie des populations assiégées (XVe-XVIe siècles) -- Après la guerre -- "Welcome Home". Perspectives de recherches sur les démobilisations combattantes au XXe siècle -- Les traumatismes psychiques de guerre -- La nostalgie dans les armées (XVIIe-XIXe siècles) -- La psychologie du spectateur.
"La guerre n'est pas une expression du psychisme humain, mais elle le sollicite et l'exploite. Elle exige des hommes qu'ils fassent le sacrifice de leur vie, jusqu'au suicide consenti en un mot, qu'ils aillent contre leur instinct de conservation. Certains n'y parviennent pas et désertent, tandis que d'autres sont portés par le sentiment de l'honneur et de l'aspiration à la gloire. On le sait, l'excitation du combat s'accompagne de jouissances, mais la guerre inflige aussi des traumatismes, tout en inspirant parfois au soldat des sentiments de nostalgie pouvant aller jusqu'à la névrose. La guerre flatte donc le psychisme tout en le blessant, elle exalte et fait horreur en même temps, et provoque un très large panel de comportements et de réactions. C'est ainsi que certaines sociétés ont développé une propension à la guerre jusqu'à en faire leur activité principale et à conformer toutes leurs institutions à cette fin, tandis que d'autres groupes humains ont au contraire forgé leur identité autour du pacifisme. Ce sont ces effets sur le psychisme humain, ainsi que les développements idéologiques contradictoires auxquels la guerre donne lieu en fonction des lieux et des époques, qui sont l'objet du présent livre."--Page 4 of cover.
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431 pages : chart ; 24 cm.
  • Jacques de Guibert (1743-1790) -- Guibert, le soldat philosophe -- De la pratique à la théorie -- À l'école du père et de Bellone -- Philosophe et théoricien militaire -- Le pèlerinage aux sources : le voyage en Allemagne et en Prusse (1773) -- Une carrière politique et littéraire -- Réformateur contesté -- En quête de l'immortalité -- Essai général de tactique -- Discours préliminaire -- Tableau de la Politique actuelle -- Tableau de l'Art de la Guerre -- Sur les pas de Guibert : Clausewitz face à l'histoire militaire -- Essai général de tactique (1770) -- Tactique élémentaire : ligne ou colonne ? -- Grande tactique -- Guibert, stratège révolutionnaire ? -- Défense du système de guerre moderne (1779) -- Défense, tome premier -- Défense, tome second -- De la force publique considérée dans tous ses rapports (1790) -- La force du dehors -- La force du dedans -- Du danger des guerres nationales -- Face au coup d'État militaire -- Guerre et paix entre les nations -- Des relectures contemporaines -- Roger Caillois (1913-1978) -- Jean-Paul Charnay (1928-2013) -- Les principes de Guibert -- Violence et force chez Guibert -- Géopolitique guibertienne -- Lucien Poirier (1918-2013) -- Quatre axiomes guibertiens -- Bataille décisive et mépris des moyens -- La philosophie de la guerre -- De la guerre totale à la guerre limitée -- Antoine-Henri Jomini (1779-1869) -- Jomini, le devin de Napoléon ? -- Un civil découvre la stratégie -- Une passion militaire -- Des lectures profitables -- L'appui décisif du maréchal Ney -- Un Suisse rencontre l'Empereur des Français -- Devin ou prophète ? -- Au Quartier-Général de l'Empereur -- La guerre d'Espagne -- Des sirènes de Russie à la Bérézina -- De l'art de la guerre à l'art de la trahison -- Une ténébreuse affaire -- Tel qu'en Lui-même enfin. -- À la recherche des principes : faire la guerre ou la penser ? -- Les inspirateurs : l'archiduc Charles et Napoléon -- L'archiduc et les "Principes de la stratégie" -- Napoléon, critique de l'archiduc Charles et de Jomini -- De la mesure en toutes choses, Sire -- De la tactique à la stratégie -- Principes tactiques -- Principes stratégiques -- Résumé stratégique -- Précis de l'art de la guerre -- De la politique de la guerre -- De la politique militaire -- De la stratégie -- Jomini et Clausewitz -- Une comparaison à sens unique -- L'Empereur omniprésent -- Les jugements de Clausewitz -- La réponse de Jomini -- Un rapprochement possible ? -- Les guerres nationales et populaires -- Une seule guerre à la fois -- Offensive et défensive -- Théâtre de guerre et théâtre des opérations -- Guerres limitées et guerres illimitées -- Regards récents sur Jomini -- Lucien Poirier : Jomini, théoricien de la rupture stratégique -- Stratégie et équilibre d'abord -- De la violence déchaînée à la science stratégique -- La volonté de savoir -- Bruno Colson : Jomini, l'inspirateur des stratèges américains -- Les mérites du Précis de l'art de la guerre -- L'influence de Jomini sur la stratégie américaine -- Clausewitz contre Jomini
  • Ami-Jacques Rapin : une approche historico-critique de l'oeuvre -- Jean-Jacques Langendorf : un monument biographique -- Jomini historien -- Vers l'illumination : le principe premier -- D'un Tableau à un Précis -- Carl von Clausewitz (1780-1831) -- Biographie : de Frédéric II à Napoléon -- Une formation militaire -- De la guerre réelle à l'École de guerre -- De la carte d'état-major à la carte du Tendre -- La Grande Catastrophe -- De la Réformation à la Libération -- Avec les Réformateurs -- La campagne de Russie -- La chute de l'Aigle -- Seize ans de réflexion -- Retour à l'École de guerre -- Les sources intellectuelles -- Une personnalité romantique -- Prolégomènes à Vom Kriege -- Premiers écrits stratégiques -- Stratégie de 1804 -- Remarques sur la "Stratégie pure et appliquée" de Monsieur de Bülow -- Pédagogie militaire -- Enseignement militaire au prince de Prusse -- Théorie du combat -- La Campagne de 1812 en Russie -- Un Clausewitz révolutionnaire ? -- Les Manifestes de 1812 -- Guerre populaire et petite guerre -- Portrait de Scharnhorst -- De la guerre (Livres I, II et III) -- Livre premier. La nature de la guerre -- Qu'est-ce que la guerre ? -- But et moyens dans la guerre (chapitre 2) -- Le génie guerrier face à la friction (chapitres 3 et 7) -- Livre II. La théorie de la guerre -- Livre III. De la stratégie en général -- De la guerre (Livres IV à VIII) -- Livres IV et V -- Livre IV. L'engagement (Le combat) -- Livre V. Les forces militaires -- Livres VI et VII. La défense et l'attaque -- Livre VI. La défense -- Livre VII. L'attaque -- Livre VIII. Le plan de guerre -- Réception de Clausewitz -- Monde germanique -- Clausewitz militarisé ? -- Clausewitz perdu et retrouvé -- Monde francophone -- D'une guerre à l'autre : 1870-1914 -- Le retour des professeurs (1976-2007) -- Monde anglo-saxon -- Angleterre -- États-Unis.
"Plutôt que trois monographies juxtaposées, ce livre présente une étude comparée de grands classiques de la pensée stratégique occidentale : Guibert, Jomini et Clausewitz. Il montre leurs différences et leurs convergences, leurs oppositions et leurs complémentarités. Il éclaire les chemins variés qui les conduisent de la tactique à l'opératique et à la stratégie, de la guerre conventionnelle à la guerre populaire et révolutionnaire, de la guerre limitée à la guerre absolue. Chaque partie esquisse la biographie des stratégistes, puis propose l'essentiel de leur pensée, mise en dialogue avec celle des deux autres, et enfin retrace une évaluation critique de l'impact de Guibert, Jomini et Clausewitz sur les grands lecteurs contemporains."--Page 4 of cover.
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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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xii, 310 pages ; 23 cm
  • Counterinsurgency default settings : the strategic cultures of Americans, the US military, and Marines
  • Know thyself : turning the strategic culture tool inward
  • Bounding the possible : the impact of US national and military cultures on counterinsurgency practice
  • Life in the seams : establishing Marine Corps identity and role
  • Brothers in arms : Marine norms and values
  • "We do windows" : Marine norms and perceptual lens
  • Marines across a century of counterinsurgency practice
  • Setting the stage : small wars and the American mind
  • Contrasting nation-building in the Caribbean and Vietnam : efficiency and order as enemies of democracy
  • Counterinsurgency readiness from Haiti to Vietnam : the consequences of craving conventional war
  • Counterinsurgency in Iraq : experiencing the learning curve
  • Conclusion : lessons learned and lost.
The US Marine Corps has traditionally been one of the most innovative branches of the US military, but even it has struggled to learn and retain lessons from past counterinsurgency wars. Jeannie L. Johnson looks at the clash between strategic culture and organizational learning through the US Marine Corps's long experience with counterinsurgency. She first undertakes a fascinating examination of what makes the Marines distinct: their identity, norms, values, and perceptual lens. To do this, Johnson uses an innovative framework for analyzing strategic culture. Next, she traces the history of the Marines' counterinsurgency experience from the expeditionary missions of the early twentieth century, through the Vietnam War, and finally to the Iraq War. She shows that even a service as self-aware and dedicated to innovation as the US Marine Corps is significantly constrained in the lessons-learned process by its own internal predispositions. Even when internal preferences can be changed, ingrained biases endemic to the broader US military culture and American public culture create barriers to learning.
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xiii, 351 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
The results of medieval engineering still surround us - cathedrals, castles, stone bridges, irrigation systems. However, the siege artillery, siege towers, temporary bridges, earthwork emplacements and underground mines used for war have left little trace behind them; and there is even less of the engineers themselves: the people behind the military engineering achievements. The evidence for this neglected group is studied here. The author begins by considering the evolution of military technology across centuries, and the impact of new technologies in the context of the economic and social developments which made them possible. He looks at how military engineers obtained their skills, and the possible link with scholastic scientific awareness. With the increased survival of government records from the middle ages, engineers acquire names and individuals can be identified. And the fifteenth century - the age of polymaths such as Leonardo da Vinci - saw a new type of literate military engineer, part of a recognized profession, but with its roots in a thousand years of historical development. Peter Purton, D Phil (Oxon), FSA, has written extensively on medieval fortifications and siege warfare; his publications include the comprehensive two-volume history of the medieval siege (Boydell, 2010).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783272785 20180604
Green Library
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xiii, 487 pages ; 23 cm
Green Library

17. On grand strategy [2018]

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xii, 368 pages ; 22 cm
John Lewis Gaddis, the distinguished historian and acclaimed author of The Cold War, has for almost two decades co-taught the grand strategy seminar at Yale University with his colleagues Charles Hill and Paul Kennedy. Now, in On Grand Strategy, Gaddis reflects with insight and wit on what he has learned. In chapters extending from the ancient world through World War II, Gaddis assesses grand strategic theory and practice in Herodotus, Thucydides, Sun Tzu, Octavian/Augustus, Saint Augustine, Machiavelli, Elizabeth I, Philip II, the American Founding Fathers, Clausewitz, Tolstoy, Lincoln, Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Isaiah Berlin.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780241333129 20180611
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313 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
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xi, 352 pages ; 27 cm.
  • Introduction -- Matthew S. Muehlbauer and David J. Ubrich Part I: Regional and Temporal Approaches War and Society in East Asia -- Kenneth M. Swope War and Society in Southeast Asia -- Richard A. Ruth War and Society in Australia, New Zealand, and Oceania - Peter J. Dean and Tristan Moss War and Society in South Asia -- Kaushik Roy War and Society in the Middle East and Northern Africa - Eileen Ryan War and Society in Sub-Saharan Africa -- Bruce Vandervort and Marilyn Zilli War and Society in the Ancient Mediterranean -- Matthew Trundle War and Society in Early Modern Europe -- Aaron Graham War and Society in Modern Europe -- Adam R. Seipp War and Society in Modern England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales - Margaret Sankey War and Society in Latin America -- Ellen Tillman War and Society: North America to 1877 -- Matthew S. Muehlbauer War and Society: North America since 1877 -- Antulio J. Echevarria II ã Part II: Thematic Approaches Media and War -- Jay Lockenour War, the Body, and Health - Bobby A. Wintermute The Combatant Experience -- Eric W. Klinek Prisoners of War and Repatriation - Paul J. Springer Home Fronts -- Bianka J. Adams War and Environment - Jason W. Smith War, Atrocity, and Genocide -- Hilary Earl War and Terrorism -- Stephen Connor Religion, Ethics, and War - Jacqueline E. Whitt Race and Ethnicity - David J. Ulbrich and Alexander M. Bielakowski Gender and Sexuality -- Heather Marine Stur Nationalism and Militarism -- Ingo Trauschweizer Memory and Memorialization -- Michael Dolski War and Culture -- Matthew S. Muehlbauer ã .
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The Routledge History of Global War and Society offers a sweeping introduction to the most significant research on the causes, experiences, and impacts of war throughout history. This collection of twenty-seven essays by leading historians demonstrates how war and society studies have dramatically expanded the chronological, geographic, and thematic breadth of the field of military history. Each chapter addresses the ways in which recent scholarship has integrated cultural, ethical, environmental, medical, and ideological factors to explain both conventional conflicts and genocide, terrorism, and other forms of mass violence. The broad scope of the collection makes it the perfect primer for scholars and students seeking to understand the complex interactions of warfare and those affecting and affected by conflict.
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