The Resource Castles, battles, & bombs : how economics explains military history, Jurgen Brauer and Hubert van Tuyll

Castles, battles, & bombs : how economics explains military history, Jurgen Brauer and Hubert van Tuyll

Label
Castles, battles, & bombs : how economics explains military history
Title
Castles, battles, & bombs
Title remainder
how economics explains military history
Statement of responsibility
Jurgen Brauer and Hubert van Tuyll
Title variation
Castles, battles, and bombs
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
355.02/73
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HB195
LC item number
.B69 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Castles, battles, & bombs : how economics explains military history, Jurgen Brauer and Hubert van Tuyll
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 367-385) and index
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Contents
Preface -- Economics -- Economics -- Principle I: Opportunity cost -- Principle II: Expected marginal costs and benefits -- Principle III: Substitution -- Principle IV: Diminishing marginal returns -- Principle V: asymmetric information and hidden characteristics -- Principle VI: Hidden actions and incentive alignments -- Conclusion: economics--and military history -- The high Middle Ages, 1000-1300: The case of the medieval castle and the opportunity cost of warfare -- Opportunity cost and warfare -- The ubiquity of castles -- The cost of castling -- The advantages of castles -- The cost of armies -- Castle building and the other principles of economics -- Conclusion -- The Renaissance, 1300-1600: the case of the condottieri and the military labor market -- The principal-agent problem -- Demand, supply, and recruitment -- Contracts and pay -- Control and contract evolution -- The development of permanent armies -- Condottieri and the other principles of economics -- Conclusion -- The age of battle, 1618-1815: the case of costs, benefits, and the decision to offer battle -- Expected marginal costs and benefits of battle -- The 1600s: Gustavus Adolphus and Raimondo de Montecuccoli -- The 1700s: Marlborough, de Saxe, and Frederick the Great -- Napoleonic warfare -- The age of battle and the other principles of economics -- Conclusion -- The age of revolution, 1789-1914: the case of the American Civil War and the economics of information asymmetry -- Information and warfare -- North, South, and the search for information -- Major Eastern campaigns through Gettysburg -- Grant in Virginia -- The American Civil War and the other principles of economics -- Conclusion -- The age of the world wars, 1914-1945: the case of diminishing marginal returns to the strategic bombing of Germany in World War II -- A strategic bombing production function -- Bombing German war production -- Bombing the supply chain and the civilian economy -- Bombing German morale -- Assessing the effect of strategic bombing -- Strategic bombing and the other principles of economics -- Conclusion -- The age of the Cold War, 1945-1991: the case of capital-labor substitution and France's Force de Frappe -- History of the Force de Frappe -- The force post-De Gaulle -- Justifying the force -- The force's effect on France's conventional arms -- Substituting nuclear for conventional forces -- The Force de Frappe and the other principles of economics -- Conclusion -- Economics and military history in the twenty-first century -- Economics of terrorism -- Economics of military manpower -- Economics of private military companies -- Economics, historiography, and military history -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Index
Control code
14951065
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 403 p.
Isbn
9780226071640
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007031667
Other physical details
ill., maps
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u5686365
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  • (Sirsi) i9780226071633
  • (OCoLC)ocn163593715
  • (OCoLC)163593715

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