War Volunteering in Modern Times: From the French Revolution to the Second World War

TitleWar Volunteering in Modern Times: From the French Revolution to the Second World War
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsKrüger, Christine, and Sonja Levsen
Number of Pages297
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
CityBasingstoke, UK
Abstract

Why do individuals voluntarily fight in wars? Volunteering is a characteristic phenomenon of modern wars, yet has surprisingly never been approached by historians, sociologists, or political scientists in a comprehensive way. This book therefore fills an important gap in the historiography of war and society in modern times by tackling the motivations, social backgrounds, military uses and experiences of war volunteers in the wars between the late eighteenth century and today. By using a comparative perspective, the book provides an important basis for the interpretation of volunteer movements and significantly furthers our understanding of the relationship between war and society in the modern era

URLhttps://link.springer.com/book/10.1057/9780230290525
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