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Fighting for a living : a comparative history of military labour 1500-2000

Author: Erik Jan Zürcher
Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2013. ©2013
Series: Work around the globe, v. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Fighting for a living investigates the circumstances that have produced starkly different systems of recruiting and employing soldiers in different parts of the globe, over the last 500 years. Offering a wide range of case studies taken from Europe, America, the Middle East and Asia, this volume is not military history in the traditional sense, but looks at military service and warfare as forms of labour, and at  Read more...
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Fighting for a living: a comparative study of military labour 1500-2000.
Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press 2013
(OCoLC)876133152
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Erik Jan Zürcher
ISBN: 9789089644527 9089644520
OCLC Number: 828187227
Description: 688 pages : illustration ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: Understanding changes in military recruitment and employment worldwide[-]Erik-Jan Z rcher[-]2. Military labour in China, circa 1500[-]David M. Robinson[-]3. From Mamluks to Mansabdars: a social history of military service in South Asia, circa 1500 to circa 1650[-]Kaushik Roy[-]4. On the Ottoman Janissaries*[-]Gilles Veinstein[-]5. Soldiers in Western Europe, circa 1500-1790[-]Frank Tallett[-]6. The Scottish mercenary as migrant labourer in Europe, 1550-1650[-]James Miller[-]7. Change and continuity in mercenary armies: Central Europe, 1650-1750[-]Michael Sikora[-]8. Peasants fighting for a living in early modern North India[-]Dirk Kolff[-]9. -True to their salt : Mechansims for recruiting and managing military labour in the army of the East India Company during the Carnatic Wars in India[-]Robert Johnson[-]10. The scum of every country, the refuse of mankind: recruiting the British Army in the eighteenth century[-]Peter Way[-]11. Mobilization of warrior populations in the Ottoman context, 1750-1850[-]Virginia H. Aksan[-]12. Military employment in Qing dynasty China[-]Christine Moll-Murata and Ulrich Theobald[-]13. Military service and the Russian social order, 1649-1861[-]Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter[-]14. The French army 1789-1914: Volunteers, pressed soldiers and conscripts[-]Thomas Hippler[-]15. The Dutch army in transition: from an all-volunteer force to a cadre-militia army, 1795-1830[-]Herman Amersfoort[-]16. Draft and draftees in Italy, 1861-1914[-]Marco Rovinello[-]17. Italian colonial troops in East Africa[-]Uoldelul Chelati Dirar[-]18. Nation building, war experiences and European models: the rejection of conscription in Britain[-]J rn Leonhard[-]19. Mobilizing military labour in the age of total war: Ottoman conscription before and during the Great war[-]Mehmet Besik i[-]20. Soldiering as work: the all-volunteer force in the United States of America[-]Beth Bailey[-]21. Private contractors from the nineteen nineties to the present. A review essay[-]Yelda Kaya
Series Title: Work around the globe, v. 1.
Responsibility: edited by Erik-Jan Zürcher.

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