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Die Fremdenlegion. Kolonialismus, Söldnertum, Gewalt 1831-1962

Koller, C. (2013) Die Fremdenlegion. Kolonialismus, Söldnertum, Gewalt 1831-1962. UNSPECIFIED. ISBN 978-3506775634

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Abstract

The Foreign Legion: Colonialism, Mercenaries, Violence The Foreign Legion as a mercenary force appears as both a successor of early modern mercenary armies and a forerunner of current tendencies towards �privatization� of warfare. This study, based on legionnaires� autobiographical writing and archival sources gathered in France, the UK and Switzerland, for the first time systematically analyses the Legion as both a European and extra-European masculine space of experience, focusing on its microstructures, problems of different national and social backgrounds, formal and informal hierarchies and types of comradeship as well as Legionnaires� interactions with people in the colonies, ranging from military encounters to sexual contacts.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: Research Publications
Departments: College of Arts and Humanities > School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2014 16:40
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2015 03:04
ISBN: 978-3506775634
URI: http://e.bangor.ac.uk/id/eprint/738
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