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The Resource Return of the barbarians : confronting non-state actors from Ancient Rome to the present, Jakub J. Grygiel

Return of the barbarians : confronting non-state actors from Ancient Rome to the present, Jakub J. Grygiel

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Return of the barbarians : confronting non-state actors from Ancient Rome to the present
Title
Return of the barbarians
Title remainder
confronting non-state actors from Ancient Rome to the present
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Jakub J. Grygiel
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Barbarians are back. These small, highly mobile, and stateless groups are no longer confined to the pages of history; they are a contemporary reality in groups such as the Taliban, Al-Qaeda, and ISIL. Return of the Barbarians re-examines the threat of violent non-state actors throughout history, revealing key lessons that are applicable today. From the Roman Empire and its barbarian challenge on the Danube and Rhine, Russia and the steppes to the nineteenth-century Comanches, Jakub J. Grygiel shows how these groups have presented peculiar, long-term problems that could rarely be solved with a finite war or clearly demarcated diplomacy. To succeed and survive, states were often forced to alter their own internal structure, giving greater power and responsibility to the communities most directly affected by the barbarian menace. Understanding the barbarian challenge, and strategies employed to confront it, offers new insights into the contemporary security threats facing the Western world"--
  • "Barbarians are back. Small groups, even individuals, administering little or no territory, with minimal resources but with a long reach, are unfortunately on the front pages of newspapers because of their destructive fury. They harass and attack states from the streets of London, Paris and Barcelona to wider areas in the Middle East and elsewhere. They are not merely tragic and bloody nuisances but strategic actors that compete with existing states, forcing them to alter their behavior, their military postures, and even their domestic lifestyles. The various Islamist groups and individuals who over the past decade have presented in different ways a persistent threat to the United States and the West, as well as to states in other regions of the world, come immediately to mind. It would be certainly wrong to ignore the religious connotations of these groups, arising from the Islamic world, but it is equally dangerous to think that the conditions that are making these murderous groups possible are rooted exclusively in Islam. Barbarians are back because there are deep trends that bestow lethality, and thus a strategic role, to groups that do not need the vast administrative apparatus, the territory, and the skilled and rule-abiding citizenry of modern states"--
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1972-
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Grygiel, Jakub J.
Dewey number
303.609
Index
index present
LC call number
JC328.6
LC item number
.G82 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political violence
  • Violence
  • Non-state actors (International relations)
  • Non-state actors (International relations)
  • Political violence
  • Violence
Label
Return of the barbarians : confronting non-state actors from Ancient Rome to the present, Jakub J. Grygiel
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The nature of the pre-modern strategic environment -- Barbarians and the character of the competition -- The return of pre-modern history? -- Altering the state: Decentralization -- Three saints and the barbarian threat -- Settlements, local forces, fortifications, and altering the environment
Control code
1016048578
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 222 pages
Isbn
9781316611241
Lccn
2018007747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028300990
System control number
(OCoLC)1016048578
Label
Return of the barbarians : confronting non-state actors from Ancient Rome to the present, Jakub J. Grygiel
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The nature of the pre-modern strategic environment -- Barbarians and the character of the competition -- The return of pre-modern history? -- Altering the state: Decentralization -- Three saints and the barbarian threat -- Settlements, local forces, fortifications, and altering the environment
Control code
1016048578
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 222 pages
Isbn
9781316611241
Lccn
2018007747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028300990
System control number
(OCoLC)1016048578

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