Rebellion, Repression, Reinvention: Mutiny in Comparative Perspective

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Jane Hathaway
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2001 - History - 282 pages

This is the first book to address the topic of mutiny in and of itself, or to present mutiny in a comparative framework. The fourteen contributors, a mixture of military, social, and political historians, examine instances of mutiny that occurred from ancient to modern times and on nearly every continent. Their findings call into question standard definitions of mutiny, while shedding new light on the patterns that mutiny tends to take, as well as the interactions that can occur between mutinous soldiers and surrounding civilian societies. While standard definitions of mutiny emphasize mass defiance by rank-and-file soldiers of the orders of their military superiors, the essays here demonstrate that mutiny can often take other forms.

Mutiny could consist of mass desertion, insurgency in the face of competing military and political authorities, or lengthy strings of strikes and assassinations against military and political superiors. The threat of mutiny, furthermore, could be as potent as an actual outbreak. Areas studied include early modern Europe, the Ottoman Empire, the antebellum United States, the British Empire, revolutionary Russia, the emerging nation-states of Latin America, imperial and Communist China, fascist Italy, war-torn Vietnam, and Nasser's Egypt. In the concluding section, contributors assess commemorations of mutiny and how they are modified or distorted in the process of their incorporation into official and popular memory.

 

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Contents

Desertion as Mutiny Upcountry Georgians in the Army of Tennessee
3
Mutineer Johnny? The Italian Partisan Movement as Mutiny
25
MUTINY AND EMPIRES
45
Ideology Greed and Social Discontent in Early Modern Europe Mercenaries and Mutinies in the Rebellious Netherlands 15681609
47
Mutinies on AngloJamaica 165660
63
MUTINY IN BRITISH INDIA
85
Vellore 1806 The Meanings of Mutiny
87
Military Culture and Military Protest The Bengal Europeans and the White Mutiny of 1859
103
One Hundred Fathers to None Success and Failure in Two Wuhan Mutinies 1911 and 1967
145
NAVAL MUTINIES
167
Mutiny in the Destroyer Division of the Baltic Fleet MayJune 1918
169
AustroHungarian Naval Mutinies of World War I
195
MUTINY REMEMBERED RECOUNTED REINVENTED
213
The River Crossing Breaking Points Metaphorical and Real in Ottoman Mutiny
215
The Symbolism of Slave Mutiny Black Abolitionist Responses to the Amistad and Creole Incidents
233
With God on Our Side Scripting Nassers Free Officer Mutiny
253

The Indian Army Total War and the Dog That Didnt Bark in the Night
119
MUTINY IN EMERGING NATIONSTATES
129
The Politics of Seduction Mutiny and Desertion in Early NineteenthCentury Córdoba Argentina
131
Index
273
Contributors
281
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About the author (2001)

JANE HATHAWAY is associate professor of Islamic and world history at The Ohio State University. Her specialty is the Ottoman Empire, particularly Egypt and Yemen in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. She is the author of The Politics of Households in Ottoman Egypt: The Rise of the Qazdaglis, as well as numerous articles on topics related to the Ottoman Empire, the Ottoman Arab provinces, and early Islamic history.

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