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The Resource Transnational soldiers : foreign military enlistment in the modern era, edited by Nir Arielli, Bruce Collins, (electronic book)

Transnational soldiers : foreign military enlistment in the modern era, edited by Nir Arielli, Bruce Collins, (electronic book)

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Transnational soldiers : foreign military enlistment in the modern era
Title
Transnational soldiers
Title remainder
foreign military enlistment in the modern era
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edited by Nir Arielli, Bruce Collins
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Language
eng
Summary
The history of military mobilization does not fit neatly into national boxes, not even in the modern era. The traditional military history narrative, at least as far as Europe is concerned, sees the French Revolution as an important turning point in the 'nationalization' of military service. The essays in this volume seek to challenge this view by examining largely overlooked aspects of military mobilization from the eighteenth century to the present. Whether as colonial troops, ideological volunteers, mercenaries, adventurers or soldiers who were recruited in prisoner of war camps, men and women have often found themselves fighting for a country other than their own. On numerous occasions, pressing wartime needs have compelled states to turn to transnational recruitment. At the same time, the willingness of individuals to commit to cross-border military service has endured despite the advent of nation-states; a trend that could become more prevalent in the twenty-first century. -- Publisher's description
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UK-WkNB
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illustrations
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • 1975-
  • 1948-
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  • Arielli, Nir
  • Collins, Bruce
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  • Foreign enlistment
  • Soldiers
  • Transnationalism
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Transnational soldiers : foreign military enlistment in the modern era, edited by Nir Arielli, Bruce Collins, (electronic book)
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Contents
Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Notes on Contributors -- Introduction: Transnational Military Service since the Eighteenth Century / N.Arielli & B.Collins -- PART I: RE-EXAMINING THE DECLINE OF MERCENARY ARMIES, 1776-1815 -- Desperate for Soldiers: The Recruitment of German Prisoners of War during the American War of Independence, 1776-1783 / D.Krebs -- German Auxiliary Troops in the British and Dutch East India Companies / C.T.Ashkenazi -- The Politics of Foreign Recruitment in Britain during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars / K.Linch -- PART II: COLONIAL MILITARY MOBILIZATION -- The Military Marketplace in India, 1840-60 / B.Collins -- Recruitment Policies and Recruitment Experiences in the French Foreign Legion / C.Koller -- 'They had the sea in their blood': Caymanian Naval Volunteers in the Second World War / D.Spence -- PART III: AFTER EMPIRE: FLOWS OF MILITARY TALENT -- From Imperial Soldiers to National Guardians: German and LithuanianVolunteers after the Great War, 1918-1919 / T.Balkelis -- Transnational Flows of Military Talent: The Contrasting Experiences of Burma and Thailand since the 1940s / N.Farrelly -- Of Local Identities and Transnational Conflict: the Katangese Gendarmes and Central-Southern Africa's Forty-Years War, 1960-1999 / M.Larmer -- PART VI: IDEOLOGY, ADVENTURE, COERCION -- 'Strangers, Mercenaries, Heretics, Scoffers, Polluters': Volunteering for the British Auxiliary Legion in Spain, 1835 / M.Robson -- British Red Shirts: A History of the Garibaldi Volunteers (1860) / M.P.Sutcliffe -- Getting there: Enlistment Considerations and the Recruitment Networks of the International Brigades during the Spanish Civil War / N.Arielli -- Fighting in Three Uniforms: Soviet POWs in World War Two / D.O'Sullivan -- Conclusions: Jihadists, Diasporas and Professional Contractors: the Resurgence of Non-State Recruitment since the 1980s / N.Arielli & B.Collins -- Further Reading/Selected Bibliography -- Index
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9781137296634
Extent
280 p.
Form of item
electronic
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Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
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9781137296634
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Label
Transnational soldiers : foreign military enlistment in the modern era, edited by Nir Arielli, Bruce Collins, (electronic book)
Publication
Contents
Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Notes on Contributors -- Introduction: Transnational Military Service since the Eighteenth Century / N.Arielli & B.Collins -- PART I: RE-EXAMINING THE DECLINE OF MERCENARY ARMIES, 1776-1815 -- Desperate for Soldiers: The Recruitment of German Prisoners of War during the American War of Independence, 1776-1783 / D.Krebs -- German Auxiliary Troops in the British and Dutch East India Companies / C.T.Ashkenazi -- The Politics of Foreign Recruitment in Britain during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars / K.Linch -- PART II: COLONIAL MILITARY MOBILIZATION -- The Military Marketplace in India, 1840-60 / B.Collins -- Recruitment Policies and Recruitment Experiences in the French Foreign Legion / C.Koller -- 'They had the sea in their blood': Caymanian Naval Volunteers in the Second World War / D.Spence -- PART III: AFTER EMPIRE: FLOWS OF MILITARY TALENT -- From Imperial Soldiers to National Guardians: German and LithuanianVolunteers after the Great War, 1918-1919 / T.Balkelis -- Transnational Flows of Military Talent: The Contrasting Experiences of Burma and Thailand since the 1940s / N.Farrelly -- Of Local Identities and Transnational Conflict: the Katangese Gendarmes and Central-Southern Africa's Forty-Years War, 1960-1999 / M.Larmer -- PART VI: IDEOLOGY, ADVENTURE, COERCION -- 'Strangers, Mercenaries, Heretics, Scoffers, Polluters': Volunteering for the British Auxiliary Legion in Spain, 1835 / M.Robson -- British Red Shirts: A History of the Garibaldi Volunteers (1860) / M.P.Sutcliffe -- Getting there: Enlistment Considerations and the Recruitment Networks of the International Brigades during the Spanish Civil War / N.Arielli -- Fighting in Three Uniforms: Soviet POWs in World War Two / D.O'Sullivan -- Conclusions: Jihadists, Diasporas and Professional Contractors: the Resurgence of Non-State Recruitment since the 1980s / N.Arielli & B.Collins -- Further Reading/Selected Bibliography -- Index
Control code
9781137296634
Extent
280 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9781137296634
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF.

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