The Militia



James B. Whisker



The Edwin Mellen Press

Lewiston/Queenston/Lampeter






The Militia





Introduction 1



The Citizen Soldier 6



Philosophical Background 21



Machiavelli 42



Militias in History 57



Swiss Militia 81



Militias in the Middle East 100



Militias in Chinese Thought 127



The Soviet Militia 140



Conclusions 158



Bibliography 159



Notes 184



Index 211

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