World Histories of Crime, Culture and Violence
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European Police Forces and Law Enforcement in the First World War

Editors: Campion, Jonas, López, Laurent, Payen, Guillaume (Eds.)

  • Extends recent attention on modern policing history to World War One
  • Offers a global history of European and extra European police forces involved in the conflict, taking a wide geographical and chronological perspective
  • Analyses underlying transformations in police organisation, identity and practices across the period
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This book offers a global history of civilian, military and gendarmerie-style policing around the First World War. Whilst many aspects of the Great War have been revisited in light of the centenary, and in spite of the recent growth of modern policing history, the role and fate of police forces in the conflict has been largely forgotten. Yet the war affected all European and extra-European police forces. Despite their diversity, all were confronted with transnational factors and forms of disorder, and suffered generally from mass-conscription. During the conflict, societies and states were faced with a crisis situation of unprecedented magnitude with mass mechanised killing on the battle field, and starvation, occupation, destruction, and in some cases even revolution, on the home front. Based on a wide geographical and chronological scope – from the late nineteenth century to the interwar years – this collection of essays explores the policing of European belligerent countries, alongside their empires, and neutral countries. The book’s approach crosses traditional boundaries between neutral and belligerent nations, centres and peripheries, and frontline and rear areas. It focuses on the involvement and wartime transformations of these law-enforcement forces, thus highlighting underlying changes in police organisation, identity and practices across this period.


About the authors

Jonas Campion is Visiting Lecturer at UCLouvain, Belgium, Assistant Lecturer at the University of Lille, France, and Researcher at the IRHIS institute, France.

Laurent López is Research and Teaching Fellow at the French Defence History Service, Vincennes, France.

Guillaume Payen is Lecturer at Sorbonne University and Researcher at the Centre d’Histoire du XIXè Siècle, France.


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eBook 59,49 €
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  • Due: December 26, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-26102-3
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • Due: December 26, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-26101-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
European Police Forces and Law Enforcement in the First World War
Editors
  • Jonas Campion
  • Laurent López
  • Guillaume Payen
Series Title
World Histories of Crime, Culture and Violence
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-26102-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-26102-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-26101-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 371
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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