Elite Military Formations in War and Peace


From Thermopylae to Belfast, elite military formations have been deployed against conventional or irregular forces. This study offers a superb analysis of elites in military history. A collection of brilliant studies by distinguished scholars, it illuminates, through a combination of overview and case study, a historical subject that has profound implications for the development of specialized forces in the post-Cold War Era. The study uses a comparative approach which investigates the topic over time and across culture.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Martin Kitchen
  • Arther Ferrill
  • Shuzo Uyenaka
  • Ian Roy
  • Hans W. Koch
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1996


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