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The Resource Transnational soldiers : foreign military enlistment in the modern era, edited by Nir Arielli and Bruce Collins

Transnational soldiers : foreign military enlistment in the modern era, edited by Nir Arielli and Bruce Collins

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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
Statement of responsibility
edited by Nir Arielli and Bruce Collins
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
Warfare in the modern era has often been described in terms of national armies fighting national wars. This volume challenges the view by examining transnational aspects of military mobilization from the eighteenth century to the present. Truly global in scope, it offers an alternative way of reading the military history of the last 250 years.
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1975-
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Arielli, Nir
Dewey number
355.3
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1948-
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Collins, Bruce
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  • Foreign enlistment
  • Mercenary troops
  • Military history, Modern
Summary expansion
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
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Transnational soldiers : foreign military enlistment in the modern era, edited by Nir Arielli and Bruce Collins
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https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:384504/one
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (page 257) and index
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Contents
Introduction: transnational military service since the eighteenth century / Nir Arielli and Bruce Collins -- 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 / Daniel Krebs -- German auxiliary troops in the British and Dutch East India Companies / Chen Tzoref Ashkenazi -- The politics of foreign recruitment in Britain during the French revolutionary and Napoleonic wars / Kevin Linch -- Colonial military mobilization -- The military marketplace in India, 1840-60 / Bruce Collins -- Recruitment policies and recruitment experiences in the French Foreign legion / Christian Koller -- "They had the sea in their blood": Caymanian naval volunteers in the Second World War / Daniel Spence 132 -- After empire: flows of military talent -- From imperial soldiers to national guardians: German and Lithuanian volunteers after the Great War, 1918-1919 / Tomas Balkelis -- Transnational flows of military talent: the contrasting experiences of Burma and Thailand since the 1940s / Nicholas Farrelly -- Of local identities and transnational conflict: the Katangese gendarmes and central-southern Africa's forty-years war, 1960-1999 / Miles Larmer -- Ideology, adventure, coercion -- "Strangers, mercenaries, heretics, scoffers, polluters": volunteering for the British auxiliary legion in Spain, 1835 / Martin Robson -- British red shirts: a history of the Garibaldi volunteers (1860) / Marcella Pellegrino Sutcliffe -- Getting there: enlistment considerations and the recruitment networks of the International Brigades during the Spanish Civil War / Nir Arielli -- Fighting in three uniforms: Soviet POWs in World War Two / Dónal O'Sullivan -- Conclusions -- Jihadists, diasporas and professional contractors: the resurgence of non-state recruitment since the 1980s / Nir Arielli and Bruce Collins
Control code
FIEb17317733
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 263 pages
Isbn
9780230319684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)802321053
Label
Transnational soldiers : foreign military enlistment in the modern era, edited by Nir Arielli and Bruce Collins
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:384504/one
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: transnational military service since the eighteenth century / Nir Arielli and Bruce Collins -- 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 / Daniel Krebs -- German auxiliary troops in the British and Dutch East India Companies / Chen Tzoref Ashkenazi -- The politics of foreign recruitment in Britain during the French revolutionary and Napoleonic wars / Kevin Linch -- Colonial military mobilization -- The military marketplace in India, 1840-60 / Bruce Collins -- Recruitment policies and recruitment experiences in the French Foreign legion / Christian Koller -- "They had the sea in their blood": Caymanian naval volunteers in the Second World War / Daniel Spence 132 -- After empire: flows of military talent -- From imperial soldiers to national guardians: German and Lithuanian volunteers after the Great War, 1918-1919 / Tomas Balkelis -- Transnational flows of military talent: the contrasting experiences of Burma and Thailand since the 1940s / Nicholas Farrelly -- Of local identities and transnational conflict: the Katangese gendarmes and central-southern Africa's forty-years war, 1960-1999 / Miles Larmer -- Ideology, adventure, coercion -- "Strangers, mercenaries, heretics, scoffers, polluters": volunteering for the British auxiliary legion in Spain, 1835 / Martin Robson -- British red shirts: a history of the Garibaldi volunteers (1860) / Marcella Pellegrino Sutcliffe -- Getting there: enlistment considerations and the recruitment networks of the International Brigades during the Spanish Civil War / Nir Arielli -- Fighting in three uniforms: Soviet POWs in World War Two / Dónal O'Sullivan -- Conclusions -- Jihadists, diasporas and professional contractors: the resurgence of non-state recruitment since the 1980s / Nir Arielli and Bruce Collins
Control code
FIEb17317733
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 263 pages
Isbn
9780230319684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)802321053

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