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Eine bahnbrechende Edition und faszinierende Lektüre für alle militärgeschichtlich am Zweiten Weltkrieg Interessierten: Generaloberst Friedrich Fromms Diensttagebuch der Jahre 1938-1943 - seine persönliche Arbeitsunterlage, eine historische Quelle von frappierender Authentizität. Die Aufzeichnungen des Stabschefs beim Chef der Heeresrüstung und Befehlshaber des Ersatzheeres umfassen Sitzungsprotokolle, Vermerke über Telefongespräche, Einschätzungen zur Lage der deutschen Kriegswirtschaft, Rüstungstechnik und Vieles mehr. Von besonderer Bedeutung sind Besprechungsnotizen zu vertraulichen Gesprächen mit Hitler. Spannungen im innersten Zirkel der Wehrmachtführung und Auseinandersetzungen zu frühen Aktivitäten des militärischen Widerstandes werden ebenso angesprochen wie pessimistische Einschätzungen von Admiral Canaris zum Kriegsverlauf. Die Publikation dieses Schlüsseldokuments aus einer Spitzenbehörde der deutschen Kriegsrüstung wird durch beigegebene Kurzbiographien von rund 2.500 Offizieren und Beamten der Verwaltungs- und Rüstungselite der Wehrmacht zu einem wertvollen Referenzwerk.
Military Entrepreneurs in the Early Modern World
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“Money, money, and more money.” In the eyes of early modern warlords, these were the three essential prerequisites for waging war. The transnational studies presented here describe and explain how belligerent powers did indeed rely on thriving markets where military entrepreneurs provided mercenaries, weapons, money, credit, food, expertise, and other services. In a fresh and comprehensive examination of pre-national military entrepreneurship – its actors, structures and economic logic – this volume shows how readily business relationships for supplying armies in the 17th and 18th centuries crossed territorial and confessional boundaries.
By outlining and explicating early modern military entrepreneurial fields of action, this new transnational perspective transcends the limits of national historical approaches to the business of war.
Contributors are Astrid Ackermann, John Condren, Jasmina Cornut, Michael Depreter, Sébastien Dupuis, Marian Füssel, Julien Grand, André Holenstein, Katrin Keller, Michael Paul Martoccio, Tim Neu, David Parrott, Alexander Querengässer, Philippe Rogger, Guy Rowlands, Benjamin Ryser, Regula Schmid, and Peter H. Wilson.
Military Models in the Post-Roman World
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The Roman army represented an important social and organizational reference model for the Romano-Barbarian societies, which progressively replaced the Western Empire in the transition from Late Antiquity to Early Middle Ages. The great flexibility of the decision-making and organizational solutions used by the Roman army allowed the ‘new lords’ to readapt them and thus maintain power in early medieval Europe for a long time.
From a perspective ranging from political, social and economic history to law, anthropology, and linguistic, this book demonstrates how interesting and fruitful the investigation of this specific cultural imprint can be in order to gain a better understanding of the origins of the civilization that arouse after the fall of the Roman world.
Contributors are Francesco Borri, Fabio Botta, Francesco Castagnino, Stefan Esders, Carla Falluomin, Stefano Gasparri, Wolfgang Haubrichs, Soazick Kerneis, Luca Loschiavo, Valerio Marotta, Esperanza Osaba, Walter Pohl, Jean-Pierre Poly, Pierfrancesco Porena, Iolanda Ruggiero, Andrea Trisciuoglio, Andrea A. Verardi, and Ian Wood.
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History of Warfare presents the latest research on all aspects of military history. Publications in the series examine technology, strategy, logistics, and social development related to warfare in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East from ancient times until the mid-twentieth century. The series accepts high-quality monographs, collections of essays, conference proceedings, and translations of military texts.
The series has been discontinued.

Holocaust and Genocide Studies is a series committed to philosophical examinations of the Holocaust and genocide prospectively and retrospectively.
Holocaust and Genocide Studies is a special series in the Value Inquiry Book Series.
Scholarship on Ottoman Yemen in the 19th and early 20th centuries is still in the beginning stages, and there are no modern military histories in European languages of that period. This book captures the turbulence of late Ottoman Yemen with vivid descriptions of the battles and campaigns between the Zaydī Shiite tribesmen of Yemen and the Ottoman forces. It also provides a clear analysis of the political context of these wars, discussing how the political structures and ideologies of both the Ottomans and the Zaydī rebels impacted the course of these wars and, in turn, how these wars affected these political structures and ideologies.
Medieval Westerners accepted killing for religion and praised the outcome of the First Crusade (1096-1099). At the same time, their attitude to violence was ambivalent. Theologians shunned the practical use of force, while the warrior aristocracy valued the capacity for physical destruction. In the absence of theological doctrine on the practicalities of holy warfare, the first crusaders draw their ideas about killing from diverse and sometimes conflicting traditions.
This book answers questions about how religious violence was described, justified and remembered in the sources of the First Crusade. What was the relation between faith, convention, and action?