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The Resource The secret world : a history of intelligence, Christopher Andrew

The secret world : a history of intelligence, Christopher Andrew

Label
The secret world : a history of intelligence
Title
The secret world
Title remainder
a history of intelligence
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Andrew
Title variation
History of intelligence
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
God sent out spies into the land of Canaan'. The first mention of espionage in world literature is in the Book of Exodus. From there, Christopher Andrew traces shift in the ancient world from divination to what we would recognise as attempts to gather real intelligence in the conduct of military operations, and considers how far ahead of the West - at that time - China and India were. He charts the development of intelligence and security operations and capacity through, amongst others, Renaissance Venice, Elizabethan England, Revolutionary America, Napoleonic France, right up to sophisticated modern activities of which he is the world's best-informed interpreter. What difference have security and intelligence operations made to course of history? This fascinating book provides the answers. --
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  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Espionage
  • Secret service
Label
The secret world : a history of intelligence, Christopher Andrew
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ([761]-875) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: The lost history of global intelligence -- 1. In the beginning: spies of the Bible and ancient Egypt from Moses to the Last Supper -- 2. Intelligence operations in ancient Greece: myth and reality from Odysseus to Alexander the Great -- 3. Intelligence and divination in the Roman Republic -- 4. "The art of war" and the Arthashastra: how China and India took an early lead over Greece and Rome -- 5. The Roman Empire and the Untermenschen -- 6. Muhammed and the rise of Islamic intelligence -- 7. Inquisitions and counter-subversion -- 8. Renaissance Venice and the rise of Western intelligence -- 9. Ivan the Terrible and the origins of Russian state security -- 10. Elizabeth I, Walsingham and the rise of English intelligence -- 11. The decline of early Stuart and Spanish intelligence, and the rise of the French Cabinet noir -- 12. Intelligence and regime change in Britain: from the Civil War to the Popish Plot -- 13. Intelligence in the era of the Sun King -- 14. Codebreakers and spies in Ancien Régime Europe: from the Hanoverian Succession to the Seven Years' War -- 15. Intelligence and American independence
  • 16. The French Revolution and the Revolutionary wars -- 17. The Napoleonic wars -- 18. Intelligence and counter-revolution, Part I: from the Congress of Vienna to the 1848 Revolution -- 19. Intelligence and counter-revolution, Part II: from 1848 to the death of Karl Marx -- 20. The telegraph, mid-century wars and the 'great game' -- 21. 'The golden age of assassination': anarchists, revolutionaries and the Black Hand, 1880-1914 -- 22. The great powers and foreign intelligence, 1890-1909 -- 23. Intelligence and the coming of the First World War -- 24. The First World War, Part I: from the outbreak of war to the Zimmermann Telegram -- 25. The First World War, Part II: from American intervention to Allied victory -- 26. SIGINT and HUMINT between the wars -- 27. The 'Big Three' and Second World War intelligence -- 28. Intelligence and the victory of the Grand Allaince -- 29. The Cold War and the intelligence superpowers -- 30. 'Holy terror': from the Cold war to 9/11 -- Conclusion: Twenty-first century intelligence in long-term perspective
Control code
on1045423265
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 948 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780713993660
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)1045423265
Label
The secret world : a history of intelligence, Christopher Andrew
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ([761]-875) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: The lost history of global intelligence -- 1. In the beginning: spies of the Bible and ancient Egypt from Moses to the Last Supper -- 2. Intelligence operations in ancient Greece: myth and reality from Odysseus to Alexander the Great -- 3. Intelligence and divination in the Roman Republic -- 4. "The art of war" and the Arthashastra: how China and India took an early lead over Greece and Rome -- 5. The Roman Empire and the Untermenschen -- 6. Muhammed and the rise of Islamic intelligence -- 7. Inquisitions and counter-subversion -- 8. Renaissance Venice and the rise of Western intelligence -- 9. Ivan the Terrible and the origins of Russian state security -- 10. Elizabeth I, Walsingham and the rise of English intelligence -- 11. The decline of early Stuart and Spanish intelligence, and the rise of the French Cabinet noir -- 12. Intelligence and regime change in Britain: from the Civil War to the Popish Plot -- 13. Intelligence in the era of the Sun King -- 14. Codebreakers and spies in Ancien Régime Europe: from the Hanoverian Succession to the Seven Years' War -- 15. Intelligence and American independence
  • 16. The French Revolution and the Revolutionary wars -- 17. The Napoleonic wars -- 18. Intelligence and counter-revolution, Part I: from the Congress of Vienna to the 1848 Revolution -- 19. Intelligence and counter-revolution, Part II: from 1848 to the death of Karl Marx -- 20. The telegraph, mid-century wars and the 'great game' -- 21. 'The golden age of assassination': anarchists, revolutionaries and the Black Hand, 1880-1914 -- 22. The great powers and foreign intelligence, 1890-1909 -- 23. Intelligence and the coming of the First World War -- 24. The First World War, Part I: from the outbreak of war to the Zimmermann Telegram -- 25. The First World War, Part II: from American intervention to Allied victory -- 26. SIGINT and HUMINT between the wars -- 27. The 'Big Three' and Second World War intelligence -- 28. Intelligence and the victory of the Grand Allaince -- 29. The Cold War and the intelligence superpowers -- 30. 'Holy terror': from the Cold war to 9/11 -- Conclusion: Twenty-first century intelligence in long-term perspective
Control code
on1045423265
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 948 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780713993660
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)1045423265
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