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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Roman Empire

David Potter.

in Military History

P ublished online July 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 15003 words.

The army was the central institution of the Roman Empire. It was during the Augustan Age that the Roman army was transformed from the agent of conquest and tool in the struggle for...

Yugoslavian Civil War, 1991-1999

Laurie Van Hook.

in Military History

P ublished online July 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 20093 words.

While many observers speculated that Yugoslavia escaped the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 because of its long-term “special path,” its subsequent demise in the 1990s proved more violent...

The Allied Bombardment of Occupied Europe During World War II

Stephen A. Bourque.

in Military History

P ublished online January 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 10697 words.

Although occupied Europe absorbed more bombs than Germany until the middle of 1944, few of the air war’s standard accounts examine details of operations against France, Belgium, the...

India 'Mutiny' and 'Revolution,' 1857-1858

Biswamoy Pati.

in Military History

P ublished online February 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 9202 words.

“The Rani who is our mother, strikes repeatedly at the British. / She is the chief of the jungles. / She sent letters and bangles to other (rulers, chieftains) and aligned them to the...

Wars of Mexico and the United States, 1836–1848

Sam Haynes.

in Military History

P ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 8752 words.

Conflicts between Anglo-Americans and Hispanics date back to the earliest contacts between the peoples of the United States and New Spain’s northern frontier. American filibusters had...

Cavalry since 1500

Mark Gerges.

in Military History

P ublished online February 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 9819 words.

Cavalry, one of the three principal combat branches, has long been known as “the combat arm of decision.” This view, of a horse-mounted cavalry soldier delivering a charge at a gallop and...

Battle of Britain and the Blitz

Richard Overy.

in Military History

P ublished online February 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 10630 words.

The Battle of Britain and the Blitz were two central moments in the British war effort during World War II. They have usually been treated as distinct campaigns, but they are linked by the...

Australia from the Colonial Era to the Present

Jeffrey Grey and Craig Stockings.

in Military History

P ublished online March 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 18521 words.

The global wars of the 20th century have had a defining effect on the course of Australian history. Despite its relative youth and small size, the Australian nation has chosen to become...