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From Byron to bin Laden

A History of Foreign War Volunteers

  • Introduction
  • 1. Only a Nation in Arms? “Foreigners” in Military Service before 1815
  • 2. Attractive Conflicts: The Changing Ideological Landscape
  • 3. A Search for Meaning: Deciphering Motivations
  • 4. Thoughts of Home: A Typology of Volunteer–State Relations
  • 5. Controlling the Flow: Governmental Responses, Legislation, and Support Networks
  • 6. Winning Wars? Assessing Military Significance
  • 7. The Dark Side: Troublemakers, Soldiers of Misfortune, and Terrorists
  • 8. Links in a Chain: Memory and Myth
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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