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Castles, Battles, & BombsHow Economics Explains Military History

Castles, Battles, & Bombs: How Economics Explains Military History

Jurgen Brauer and Hubert van Tuyll

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226071633
eISBN:
9780226071657
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071657.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This book reconsiders key episodes of military history from the point of view of economics. For example, when looked at as a question of sheer cost, the building of castles in the High Middle Ages ... More

Why War?The Cultural Logic of Iraq, the Gulf War, and Suez

Why War?: The Cultural Logic of Iraq, the Gulf War, and Suez

Philip Smith

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226763880
eISBN:
9780226763910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226763910.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Why do nations choose to fight certain wars and not others? How do we bring ourselves to believe that the sacrifice of our troops is acceptable? For most, the answers to these questions are tied to ... More

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