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Title Unconventional warfare from antiquity to the present day / edited by Brian Hughes & Fergus Robson.

Published Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.


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Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Springer History eBooks 2017 English+International
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Chapter 1: Introduction Guerrillas and Counterinsurgency in History; Brian Hughes and Fergus Robson -- Part I: Insurgents, Counter-Insurgency, and Civilians in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries -- Chapter 2: Gender and 'Population-centric' Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan; Julia Welland -- Chapter 3: 'The Best Fellagha Hunter is the French of North African Descent': Harkis in French Algeria; Raphaëlle Branche -- Chapter 4: 'Black-and-Tan tendencies': policing insurgency in the Palestine Mandate, 1922-48; Seán William Gannon -- Chapter 5: 'The Entire Population of this God-forsaken Island is Terrorised by a Small Band of Gun-men': Guerrillas and Civilians during the Irish Revolution; Brian Hughes -- Chapter 6: American Civil War Guerrillas; Daniel E. Sutherland -- Part II: Small War from the Early Modern World to Antiquity -- Chapter 7: Insurgent Identities, Destructive Discourses, and Militarized Massacre: French Armies on the Warpath Against Insurgents in the Vendée, Italy, and Egypt; Fergus Robson -- Chapter 8: Lords of the Forests in Flanders: Small War by Freebooters and the Dutch Contributions System in Flanders, 1584-1592; Tim Piceu -- Chapter 9:'A Great Company of Country Clowns': Guerrilla Warfare in the East Anglian and Western Rebellions (1549); Alexander Hodgkins -- Chapter 10: Good King Robert's Testament?: Guerrilla Warfare in Later Medieval Scotland; Alastair J. Macdonald -- Chapter 11: Guerrilla Warfare and Revolt in 2nd Century BC Egypt; Brian McGing -- Chapter 12: Unorthodox Warfare? Variety and Change in Archaic Greek Warfare (ca. 700- ca. 480 B.C.E.); Matthew Lloyd.
Summary This volume addresses the problem of small, irregular, and unconventional war across time and around the globe. The use of non-uniformed and often civilian combatants, with tactics eschewing pitched battles, is the most common form of warfare throughout history and comes in many forms. The collection works back in time beginning with the 'Long War' in present day Afghanistan and concluding with warfare in classical Greece. Along the way it engages with conflicts as diverse as the American Civil War and regional rebellion in Tudor England. Each case study provides unique insights into the practices, experiences, and discourses that have shaped this ubiquitous type of conflict. Readers interested in rebellion and repression, cultural and tactical interpretations of conflict, civilian strategies in wartime, the supposed 'western way of war', and the ways in which participants have framed and related their actions across a variety of spheres will find much of interest in these pages.-- Provided by publisher.
Other author Hughes, Brian, editor.
Robson, Fergus, edtior.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Irregular warfare.
Irregular warfare -- History.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319495262 (electronic bk.)
3319495267 (electronic bk.)