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dc.contributor.editorZürcher, Erik-Jan
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T15:01:15Z
dc.date.available2021-02-10T15:01:15Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier649958
dc.identifier16259*
dc.identifier468734
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/33480
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/39043
dc.description.abstractFighting 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. It does so on the basis of a wide range of case studies taken from Europe, Africa, America, the Middle East and Asia. The novelty of "Fighting for a Living" is that it is not military history in the traditional sense (concentrating at wars and battles or on military technology) but that it looks at military service and warfare as forms of labour, and at the soldiers as workers. Military employment offers excellent opportunities for this kind of international comparison. Where many forms of human activity are restricted by the conditions of nature or the stage of development of a given society, organized violence is ubiquitous. Soldiers, in one form or another, are always part of the picture, in any period and in every region. Nevertheless, Fighting for a Living is the first study to undertake a systematic comparative analysis of military labour. It therefore speaks to two distinct, and normally quite separate, communities: that of labour historians and that of military historians. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::A The arts::AN Theatre studies
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJF Asian history
dc.subject.othercomparative history europe, asia, middle east
dc.subject.othermilitary recruitment
dc.subject.othermilitary employment
dc.titleFighting for a Living
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.26530/OAPEN_468734
oapen.relation.isPublishedByde2ecbe7-1037-4e96-8c3a-5a842d921e04
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameAmsterdam University Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitewww.aup.nl
oapen.relation.isFundedByKnowledge Unlatched
virtual.oapen_relation_isFundedBy.grantor_nameKnowledge Unlatched
oapen.relation.isbn9789089644527
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.pages690
oapen.place.publicationAmsterdam
dc.dateSubmitted2018-06-27 23:55
dc.dateSubmitted2019-12-10 14:46:32
dc.dateSubmitted2020-04-01T14:48:08Z
dc.number103409
dc.relationisFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9
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