War Peace and International Security

Titre : War Peace and International Security
Auteur : Jan Eichler
Éditeur : Springer
ISBN-13 : 9781137601513
Libération : 2016-12-09

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This book examines and explains the dialectic of war and peace between the outbreak of WWI and the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014. The theoretical inspiration is built upon Galtung’s concept of negative and positive peace, Aron ́s distinction between strategy and diplomacy, and Carr ́s theory of periodization. Here, the author compares globalization with the interwar period and examines how the first decade ́s positive peace, diplomacy, and big hopes were replaced by negative peace, and explains the growing role of military strategy which culminated after the Russian annexation of Crimea and the following military incidents between NATO and Russia. This volume will be of interest to teachers, students, and researchers in the fields of modern history, international security and peace studies.

Od Sarajeva po Hiro imu V lka a m r v prvn polovin 20 stolet

Titre : Od Sarajeva po Hiro imu V lka a m r v prvn polovin 20 stolet
Auteur : Eichler, Jan
Éditeur : Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press
ISBN-13 : 9788024621791
Libération : 2014-03-01

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Monografie Od Sarajeva po Hirošimu. Válka a mír v první polovině 20. století sleduje na základě teorie Raymonda Arona a Johana Galtunga události první poloviny minulého století, především válečné konflikty a politická vyjednávání s nimi spojená. Autor se věnuje rozboru hlavních příčin válek a analýze vývoje mezinárodních vztahů s důrazem na problematiku míru a války. Analýza tohoto období zahrnuje přehled jednotlivých teoretických škol zabývajících se mezinárodní politikou a komplexní pojednání o proměňujícím se politickém ovzduší počátku 20. století a jeho dopadech na strategické uvažování čelních představitelů světové politiky. Klíčovou roli v této analýze sehrálo Galtungovo pojetí negativního a pozitivního míru – autor vymezuje válku a mír jako dvě základní podoby mezinárodního uspořádání.

Fortress France

Titre : Fortress France
Auteur : J. E. Kaufmann
Éditeur : Stackpole Books
ISBN-13 : 9781461751045
Libération : 2007-11-16

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Guide to the French defenses encountered by the German blitzkrieg in 1940 Includes finely detailed plans, diagrams, and schematics of forts, blockhouses, turrets, artillery pieces, tanks, and more Between the world wars, France constructed a vast and complex array of defenses designed to prevent German forces from penetrating the French heartland as they had during World War I. Among these was the famous Maginot Line, the last of the great gun-bearing fortifications, but France also built defenses along its coasts and in its territories in North Africa. Fully illustrated with photos, maps, and drawings, Fortress France describes the design and construction of these fortifications, discusses French defensive doctrine and strategy, and explains why these efforts proved unable to stop the German attack in the spring of 1940.

Hitler s Panzers

Titre : Hitler s Panzers
Auteur : Dennis E. Showalter
Éditeur : Berkley Publishing Group
ISBN-13 : 0425236897
Libération : 2010

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'Engagingly written and packed with the kind of shrewd insights so typical of Showalter's work.' - Richard L. DiNardo, author of Germanys Panzer Arm On the front lines of World War II, a new strategy was implemented. Devastating and unstoppable, it would enable the Nazi juggernaut to engulf almost all of Europe . . . Determined to secure a quick, decisive victory, Adolf Hitler adopted an attack plan that combined tools with technique- the formidable Panzer divisions. Self-contained armored units able to operate independently, the Panzers became the German army's fighting core as well as its moral focus, in effect establishing an entirely new military doctrine and assuring defeat for any country foolish enough to try to stop them. Hitler's Panzers is a comprehensive and unbiased study of Nazi Germany's armoured forces. Delving deeply into a detailed history of the theory, strategy, myths, and realities of Germany's technologically innovative approach to warfare, World War II scholar Dennis Showalter allows us both a look at the military lessons of the past, and a speculation on how the Panzer ethos may be implemented in the future of international conflict. 'The writing is in a class by itself: clear, compelling, and sometime plain delightful.' - Robert M. Citino, author of The German Way of War

Europe s Last Summer

Titre : Europe s Last Summer
Auteur : David Fromkin
Éditeur : Random House
ISBN-13 : 9781409044024
Libération : 2009-05-27

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The Great War not only destroyed the lives of over twenty million soldiers and civilians, it also ushered in a century of huge political and social upheaval, led directly to the Second World War and altered for ever the mechanisms of governments. And yet its causes, both long term and immediate, have continued to be shrouded in mystery. In Europe's Last Summer, David Fromkin reveals a new pattern in the happenings of that fateful July and August, which leads in unexpected directions. Rather than one war, starting with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, he sees two conflicts, related but not inseparably linked, whose management drew Europe and the world into what The Economist described as early as 1914 as 'perhaps the greatest tragedy in human history'.

Numerical Simulation in Fluid Dynamics

Titre : Numerical Simulation in Fluid Dynamics
Auteur : Michael Griebel
Éditeur : SIAM
ISBN-13 : 9780898713985
Libération : 1998

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In this translation of the German edition, the authors provide insight into the numerical simulation of fluid flow. Using a simple numerical method as an expository example, the individual steps of scientific computing are presented: the derivation of the mathematical model; the discretization of the model equations; the development of algorithms; parallelization; and visualization of the computed data. In addition to the treatment of the basic equations for modeling laminar, transient flow of viscous, incompressible fluids - the Navier-Stokes equations - the authors look at the simulation of free surface flows; energy and chemical transport; and turbulence. Readers are enabled to write their own flow simulation program from scratch. The variety of applications is shown in several simulation results, including 92 black-and-white and 18 color illustrations. After reading this book, readers should be able to understand more enhanced algorithms of computational fluid dynamics and apply their new knowledge to other scientific fields.

Blitzkrieg From the Rise of Hitler to the Fall of Dunkirk

Titre : Blitzkrieg From the Rise of Hitler to the Fall of Dunkirk
Auteur : Len Deighton
Éditeur : HarperCollins UK
ISBN-13 : 9780007549511
Libération : 2014-03-27

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A compelling history of Blitzkrieg: the ‘lightning war’ by which Hitler and his generals overwhelmed the Allied armies in Western Europe.

War and Our World

Titre : War and Our World
Auteur : John Keegan
Éditeur : Vintage
ISBN-13 : 9780307779991
Libération : 2011-02-02

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John Keegan, widely considered the greatest military historian of our time and the author of acclaimed volumes on ancient and modern warfare--including, most recently, The First World War, a national bestseller--distills what he knows about the why’s and how’s of armed conflict into a series of brilliantly concise essays. Is war a natural condition of humankind? What are the origins of war? Is the modern state dependent on warfare? How does war affect the individual, combatant or noncombatant? Can there be an end to war? Keegan addresses these questions with a breathtaking knowledge of history and the many other disciplines that have attempted to explain the phenomenon. The themes Keegan concentrates on in this short volume are essential to our understanding of why war remains the single greatest affliction of humanity in the twenty-first century, surpassing famine and disease, its traditional companions. From the Trade Paperback edition.