By Jane Hathaway
This is the 1st booklet to handle the subject of mutiny in and of itself, or to give mutiny in a comparative framework. The fourteen individuals, a mix of army, social, and political historians, research situations of mutiny that happened from historic to fashionable occasions and on approximately each continent. Their findings name into query usual definitions of mutiny, whereas laying off new gentle at the styles that mutiny has a tendency to take, in addition to the interactions which can ensue among mutinous infantrymen and surrounding civilian societies. whereas ordinary definitions of mutiny emphasize mass defiance by way of rank-and-file squaddies of the orders in their army superiors, the essays right here display that mutiny can usually take different forms.
Mutiny may well include mass desertion, insurgency within the face of competing army and political professionals, or long strings of moves and assassinations opposed to army and political superiors. the specter of mutiny, in addition, should be as powerful as a precise outbreak. components studied comprise early glossy Europe, the Ottoman Empire, the antebellum usa, the British Empire, innovative Russia, the rising realms of Latin the United States, imperial and Communist China, fascist Italy, war-torn Vietnam, and Nasser's Egypt. within the concluding part, individuals determine commemorations of mutiny and the way they're converted or distorted within the technique of their incorporation into authentic and renowned memory.
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