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DREISZIGER, N.F., (ed.). Ethnic Armies : Polyethnic Armed Forces From the Time of the Habsburgs To the Age of the Superpowers. (Waterloo, Ontario) : Wilfred Laurier University Press, (1990). First Edition. Pp [i]-vi,1-202. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, copper lettering to front board and spine.
Ethnic Armies is a combination of essays focused on the subject of polyethnic armed forces from the time of the Habsburgs to the age of the superpowers and is a publication of the proceedings of the thirteenth Military History Symposium, held at the Royal Military College of Canada in March 1986.
"Multi-ethnic armed forces have existed since ancient times. The armies of the ancient empires of the Middle East, of the Roman Emperors, and the Mongol Khans, all tended to be conglomerations of diverse ethnic, religious, or racial groups. The immediate reason for this phenomenon was, for the most part, the fact that for rulers bent on conquest armies were often tools in which the soldiers, and in some cases the entire armed forces of subject nations, were compelled (or cajoled) to serve. But there was, and still is, another and fundamental reason for the existence of multi-ethnic armies in the past and the present. This is the fact that nations, from their earliest beginnings, tended to be polyethnic." - p.1.
Polyethnicity and Armed Forces: An Introduction (by N.F. Dreisziqer with R.A. Preston);
The Ethnic Question in the Multinational Habsburg Army,1848-1918 (by Istvan Deak);
Race, Ethnicity, and Social Class in the French Colonial Army: The Black African Tirailleurs, 1857-1958 (by Myron Echenberg);
The American Army and the Indian (by Bruce White); Race and the American Military: Past and Present (by Edwin Dorn);
“Brotherhood m Arms ": The Ethnic Factor in the Soviet Armed Forces (by Teresa Rakowska-Harmstone);
Bilingualism and Multiculturalism in the Canadian Armed Forces (by Richard A. Preston);
The Unwelcome Sacrifice: A Black Unit in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1917-19 (by John G. Armstrong).
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Title: Ethnic Armies : Polyethnic Armed Forces From the Time of the Habsburgs To the Age of the Superpowers.
Publisher: Wilfred Laurier University Press, Waterloo, Ontario, 1990, ISBN:0889209936:
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