Barbed Wire: a History

Barbed Wire: a History

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Few other technologies did more to usher in the hallmarks of the modern era: the harnessing of nature, brutal mass warfare, political conquest and repression, and genocide. Developed in the U.S.A. as a handy way of keeping cattle 'in' and native Americans 'out', barbed wire also played a leading role in the expansion of Australia. It realized its destiny in the trench warfare of 1914-18 and in the camp archipelagos of the world, from the Boer War to Auschwitz, from the Gulag to Guantanamo.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 110 x 177mm
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • French
  • 1861974558
  • 9781861974556

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Few other technologies did more to usher in the hallmarks of the modern era: the harnessing of nature, brutal mass warfare, political conquest and repression, and genocide. Developed in the U.S.A. as a handy way of keeping cattle 'in' and native Americans 'out', barbed wire also played a leading role in the expansion of Australia. It realised its destiny in the trench warfare of 1914-18 and in the camp archipelagos of the world, from the Boer War to Auschwitz, from the Gulag to Guantanamo.show more

About Olivier Razac

Olivier Razac is pursuing a doctoral degree in philosophy at the University of Paris. He regularly publishes articles on political philosophy in French journals. His new book on reality-based television will be published in France in 2002. He lives in Lyons, France.show more

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