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Title Fighting for a living : a comparative history of military labour 1500-2000 / edited by Erik-Jan Zürcher.

Publication Info. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2013]


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Description 1 online resource (688 pages) : illustration.
Series Work around the globe ; volume 1
Work around the globe ; v. 1.
Summary "Fighting 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. Offering a wide range of case studies taken from Europe, America, the Middle East and Asia, this volume is not military history in the traditional sense, but looks at military service and warfare as forms of labour, and at soldiers as workers. Military employment offers excellent opportunities for international comparison: armies as a form of organized violence are ubiquitous, and soldiers, in one form or another, are always part of the picture, in any period and in every region. Fighting for a living is the first study to undertake a systematic comparative analysis of military labour. It therefore will be of interest to both labour historians and military historians, as well as to sociologists, political scientists, and other social scientists"--Page 4 of cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 639-685).
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (OAPEN, viewed April 9, 2014).
Subject Recruiting and enlistment -- History -- Case studies.
Armed Forces -- Vocational guidance -- History -- Case studies.
Europe -- Armed Forces -- Vocational guidance.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Vocational guidance.
Middle East -- Armed Forces -- Vocational guidance.
Asia -- Armed Forces -- Vocational guidance.
Armed Forces -- Vocational guidance. (OCoLC)fst00814633
Recruiting and enlistment. (OCoLC)fst01091944
Asia. (OCoLC)fst01240495
Europe. (OCoLC)fst01245064
Middle East. (OCoLC)fst01241586
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Zürcher, Erik Jan, editor.
Added Title Comparative history of military labour 1500-2000
Other Form: Print version: Fighting for a living. A comparative study of military labour 1500-2000. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press 2013 9789089644527 (OCoLC)828187227
ISBN 9789048517251 (electronic bk.)
9048517257 (electronic bk.)
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