By Jane Hathaway
This is the 1st e-book to deal with 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, learn cases of mutiny that happened from historic to trendy instances and on approximately each continent. Their findings name into query general definitions of mutiny, whereas laying off new mild at the styles that mutiny has a tendency to take, in addition to the interactions that may take place among mutinous infantrymen and surrounding civilian societies. whereas regular definitions of mutiny emphasize mass defiance via rank-and-file infantrymen of the orders in their army superiors, the essays right here reveal that mutiny can frequently take different forms.
Mutiny might encompass mass desertion, insurgency within the face of competing army and political experts, or long strings of moves and assassinations opposed to army and political superiors. the specter of mutiny, additionally, might be as powerful as an exact outbreak. components studied contain early sleek Europe, the Ottoman Empire, the antebellum usa, the British Empire, innovative Russia, the rising realms of Latin the US, imperial and Communist China, fascist Italy, war-torn Vietnam, and Nasser's Egypt. within the concluding part, members examine commemorations of mutiny and the way they're changed or distorted within the technique of their incorporation into respectable and renowned memory.
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