Tuesday, January 21, 2014

New military history research: Chinese 1911 Revolution, Sweden and WWI, and Sweden during the Great Northern War

Chinese Studies in History provides an abstract on the Nationalist Government’s use of exhibitions to commemorate and popularize Sun Yat-sen and the 1911 Revolution.  Exhibitions were a new form of visual teaching in China at the time and the exhibits were designed to provide the Chinese people with a sense of the importance of the Revolution and to encourage their acceptance of the Nationalist government.
 1911 - Imperial troops sent to recapture Hankou from the Republican rebels

The Scandinavian Journal of History provides two military history abstracts.

The first discusses Swedish activism that promoted Sweden’s alliance with Germany in WWI.  The author revisits previous discussions of the particulars of the activism at issue.

The second discusses religion in the Swedish Army during the Great Northern War (1700-1721).  The study’s author looks at chaplain duties, sermons and hymns sung.  Historians have said this was used to instill greater morale and confidence in the army however, the author argues that the army’s religious practices were very much like those of the rest of the civilian population of Sweden.
 Great Northern War - Battle of Kalisz October 29, 1706 between Sweden and Russia also with opposing factions of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth on each side

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