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Re: Conference: FOREIGN FIGHTERS AND MULTINATIONAL ARMIES FROM CIVIL CONFLICTS TO COALITION WAR, 1848-1999 - Paris, 28 June 2018

Apologies, an important point was omitted from my announcement: anyone wishing to attend the conference must register in advance by sending an email to: steven.oconnor@sciencespo.fr
Best wishes,
Steven O'Connor

Call for Abstracts: A HERITAGE OF WAR, CONFLICT, AND COMMEMORATION

The journal Change Over Time: An International Journal of Conservation and the Built

Environment, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press, invites submissions for the Fall 2019

issue.

 

A HERITAGE OF WAR, CONFLICT, AND COMMEMORATION

Guest Editor: William Chapman

 

Sites of war and conflict that symbolize collective loss or that served as pivotal moments in

national or global history are sometimes elevated to the status of “heritage.” Battlefields, sites

Re: The Cult of the Warrior - Helpful or...Silly, or...Dangerous?

All: Here is a repost of an email that Captain (retired) Robert "Barney" Rubel, USN, sent to me on this issue after I forwarded him the discussion. Captain Rubel me to ensure everyone knew that he is "not a trained psychologist or sociologist, just a naval officer that observed some things." He is also the former Dean of the Center for Naval Warfare Studies at the Naval War College until about 2 years ago and the team lead for the Fleet Design Advisory Panel commissioned by the Chief of Naval Operations in2016-2017.

Re: The Cult of the Warrior - Helpful or...Silly, or...Dangerous?

Using a possibly false distinction I picked up years ago from an anthropologist, I think, but my memory is hazy, I have conceived of warriors as people who fight on behalf of their group (tribe, clan, etc) as a function of their social structure – essentially a tribal warrior in the classic sense.

Once you get into the creation of standing armies with its members being paid to apply violence, you are no longer talking about warriors, but soldiers.

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H-War Book Reviews

Author: 
Luc Duerloo, Malcolm Smuts, eds.
Reviewer: 
Robert Tiegs

Tiegs on Duerloo and Smuts, 'The Age of Rubens: Diplomacy, Dynastic Politics and the Visual Arts in Early Seventeenth-Century Europe'

Luc Duerloo, Malcolm Smuts, eds. The Age of Rubens: Diplomacy, Dynastic Politics and the Visual Arts in Early Seventeenth-Century Europe. Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, 2015. 302 pp. $124.00 (paper), ISBN 978-2-503-54948-4.

Reviewed by Robert Tiegs (Louisiana State University) Published on H-War (June, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
Mark R. Anderson
Reviewer: 
Jon Ault

Ault on Anderson, 'The Battle for the Fourteenth Colony: America's War of Liberation in Canada, 1774-1776'

Mark R. Anderson. The Battle for the Fourteenth Colony: America's War of Liberation in Canada, 1774-1776. Lebanon: University Press of New England, 2013. 460 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61168-497-1.

Reviewed by Jon Ault (Independent Scholar) Published on H-War (June, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=40802

Author: 
Joseph F. Stoltz
Reviewer: 
Patrick Blythe

Blythe on Stoltz, 'A Bloodless Victory: The Battle of New Orleans in History and Memory'

Joseph F. Stoltz. A Bloodless Victory: The Battle of New Orleans in History and Memory. Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017. 192 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-2302-9.

Reviewed by Patrick Blythe (Seminole State College of Florida) Published on H-War (June, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
Alexander Watson
Reviewer: 
Matthew Lungerhausen

Lungerhausen on Watson, 'Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary in World War I'

Alexander Watson. Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary in World War I. New York: Basic Books, 2014. 832 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-01872-7.

Reviewed by Matthew Lungerhausen (Winona State University) Published on H-War (June, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=49520

Author: 
David R. Morse
Reviewer: 
Kenny Kolander

Kolander on Morse, 'Kissinger and the Yom Kippur War'

David R. Morse. Kissinger and the Yom Kippur War. Jefferson: McFarland, 2015. 216 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7864-9864-2.

Reviewed by Kenny Kolander (West Virginia University) Published on H-War (June, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=47671