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Civilians Under Siege from Sarajevo to Troy


Civilians Under Siege from Sarajevo to Troy



von: Alex Dowdall, John Horne

129,99 €

Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 11.01.2018
ISBN/EAN: 9781137585325
Sprache: englisch

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This edited volume analyses siege warfare as a discrete type of military engagement, in the face of which civilians are particularly vulnerable. Siege warfare is a form of combat that has usually had devastating effects on civilian populations. From the near-contemporary Siege of Sarajevo to the real and mythical sieges of the ancient Mediterranean, this has been a recurring type of military engagement which, through bombardment, starvation, disease and massacre, places non-combatants at the heart of battle. To date, however, there has been little recognition of the effects of siege warfare on civilians. This edited volume addresses this gap. Using a distinctive regressive method, it begins with the present and works backwards, avoiding teleological interpretations that suggest the targeting of civilians in war is a modern phenomenon. Its contributors interrogate civilians’ roles during sieges, both as victims and active participants; the laws and customs of siege warfare; its place in historical memory, and the ways civilian survivors have dealt with trauma. Its scope and content ensure that the collection is essential reading for all those interested in the place of civilians in war.Chapter 2 of this book is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com
1. Civilians under Siege from Sarajevo to Troy:  Introduction; Alex Dowdall and John Horne.- 2. Transmission and Transformation: Memories of the Siege of Sarajevo; Ivana Ma?ek.- 3. 'This did not happen’: Survivors of the Siege of Leningrad (1941–1944) and the ‘Truth about the Blockade’; Alexandra Wachter.- 4. ‘Like Troy, though about as much larger…as the Encyclopaedia Britannica is larger than the Iliad’: Civilians and Siege Warfare during the First World War; Alex Dowdall.- 5. Siege Warfare in Comparative Early-Modern Contexts: Norms, Nuances, Myth and Massacre during the Revolutionary Wars; Fergus Robson.- 6. Between Positional Warfare and Small War: Soldiers and Civilians during the ‘Desolation of the Palatinate’ (1688-89); Emilie Dosquet.- 7. Before the Storm: Civilians under Siege during the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1630); Jane Finucane.- 8. A Race against Time – A Fight to the Death: Combatants and Civilians in the Siege and Capture of Jerusalem, 1099; Alan V. Murray.- 9. As They Were Ripped from the Altars: Civilians, Sacrilege and Classical Greek Siege Warfare; Joshua R. Hall.- 10. Civilians under Siege in the Ancient Greek World; Philip de Souza.- Index
Alex Dowdall is Lecturer in the Cultural History of Modern War and Simon Research Fellow at the University of Manchester, UK. John Horne is Emeritus Fellow of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, where he was Professor of Modern European History and a founder of the Centre for War Studies. In 2016-17 he was Leverhulme Visiting Professor of History at Oxford University, UK
This edited volume analyses siege warfare as a discrete type of military engagement, in the face of which civilians are particularly vulnerable. Siege warfare is a form of combat that has always had devastating effects on civilian populations. From the near-contemporary Siege of Sarajevo to the real and mythical sieges of the ancient Mediterranean, this has been a recurring type of military engagement which, through bombardment, starvation, disease and massacre, places non-combatants at the heart of battle. To date, however, there has been little recognition of the effects of siege warfare on civilians. This edited volume addresses this gap. Using a distinctive regressive method, it begins with the present and works backwards, avoiding teleological interpretations that suggest the targeting of civilians in war is a modern phenomenon. Its contributors interrogate civilians’ roles during sieges, both as victims and active participants; the laws and customs of siege warfare; its place in historical memory, and the ways civilian survivors have dealt with trauma. Its scope and content ensure that the collection is essential reading for all those interested in the place of civilians in war.Chapter 2 of this book is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com
 Analsyes siege warfare as a discrete type of military engagement from ancient to modern timesExamines the hitherto neglected effects of siege warfare on civilians Deploys a distinctive regressive method in order to avoid teleological interpretations

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