mercenaries (anticipation)

I’ve been reading Janice Thomson’s Mercenaries, Pirates, and Sovereigns: State-Building and Extraterritorial Violence in Early Modern Europe, a book that Craig of theoria recommended to me some time ago. The title is somewhat unhelpful, in that it’s not really about early-modern Europe, rather about the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century constitution of international order. But the book is certainly interesting, and I’ll post some further comments in the next couple of days.

In the meantime, a happy new year to one and all.


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