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War in England, 1642-1649

Author: Barbara Donagan
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing extensively on primary sources, and with the focus on examining what the war was like to live through - for example the living conditions for soldiers, the conduct of war, etc. - this study illuminates the human cost of war and its effect on society, both in our own day as well as in the 17th century.
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Donagan
ISBN: 9780199565702 0199565708 9780199285181 0199285187
OCLC Number: 461268432
Notes: Originally published in hardcover: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Awards: American Historical Association Morris D. Forkosch Prize, 2008.
Description: xii, 443 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, music ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: '[T]his insanum bellum, this mad warre' --
Before the war --
God's wars --
Man's wars --
Military educations --
The texture of war: the soldier's world --
An integrated war --
The means of violence --
Knowledge and confusion --
Slay in love: the moral and judicial economy of civil war --
War and civil war --
Soldiers' law --
Theory and practice --
Outside the law? --
The protagonists --
Armies --
Officers --
Men --
Case histories: two sieges --
Boarstall House 1645-1646 --
Colchester 1648: 'The mournfull city' --
Colchesters teares: fire, hunger, and atrocity --
Reciprocity, negotiation, and surrender --
Colchester: the aftermath.
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A fresh approach to the English civil war, War in England 1642-1649 focuses on answering a misleadingly simple question: what kind of war was it to live through? Drawing extensively on primary  Read more...

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