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How fighting ends : a history of surrender

Author: Holger Afflerbach; Hew Strachan
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The history of surrender is one of the most neglected in the history of war, and yet it is vital to understanding not only how wars end but also how they are contained. This is a book with a  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Holger Afflerbach; Hew Strachan
ISBN: 9780199693627 0199693625
OCLC Number: 875763099
Description: XX, 473 p. ; 26 cm
Contents: PART I: NO QUARTER? THE BEGINNINGS OF SURRENDER; PART II: LEARNING TO SURRENDER? THE MIDDLE AGES; PART III: THE DEVELOPMENTS OF RULES AND REGULATIONS: SURRENDER IN EARLY MODERN TIMES; III.A. SURRENDER IN INTERCULTURAL WARS; III.B.: SURRENDER IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE; PART IV: A QUESTION OF HONOUR: SURRENDER IN SEA WARFARE; PART V: THE TIMES OF INTERNATIONAL LAW: SURRENDER IN MODERN WARS; V.A. THE 19TH CENTURY; V.B. SURRENDER IN WORLD WAR I; PART VI: UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER? WORLD WAR II; VI A. 'CONVENTIONAL' SURRENDERS; VI B. GERMANY AND JAPAN IN WORLD WAR II; PART VII: OUR TIMES: ASYMMETRIC WARS - ENDLESS WARS AND NO SURRENDER?
Responsibility: edited by Holger Afflerbach and Hew Strachan.

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