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The Resource Barbed wire : a political history, Olivier Razac ; translated from the French by Jonathan Kneight

Barbed wire : a political history, Olivier Razac ; translated from the French by Jonathan Kneight

Label
Barbed wire : a political history
Title
Barbed wire
Title remainder
a political history
Statement of responsibility
Olivier Razac ; translated from the French by Jonathan Kneight
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"No less than the internal combustion engine, the transistor, or the silicon chip, barbed wire is the quintessentially modern invention. Cheap and mass produced, it accomplished what no other product did before, or has since done so effectively: the control of space. Few 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." "With this work of history - illustrated with rare photographs from European and American archives - Olivier Razac uncovers the hidden history of barbed wire." "In a narrative that spans the history of the American frontier, the trenches of World War I, the Holocaust and beyond, Barbed Wire looks unflinchingly at a central and fascinating thread of modern life."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Razac, Olivier
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Barbed wire
  • Wire fencing
  • Wire obstacles
  • Concentration camps
Label
Barbed wire : a political history, Olivier Razac ; translated from the French by Jonathan Kneight
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Guard the Herd and Kill the Beast.
  • Barbed Wire and Surveillance
  • 3.
  • Barbed Wire Today
  • 1.
  • Three Historical Landmarks.
  • America: Fencing In the Prairie.
  • The First World War: The Trenches.
  • The Camp
  • 2.
  • Barbed Wire and the Political Management of Space.
  • A Frontier Between Life and Death.
Control code
6747222
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
x, 132 p.
Isbn
9781565847354
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2002019536
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (DLC) 2002019536
  • 6747222
  • (BNAtoc) 2002019536
Label
Barbed wire : a political history, Olivier Razac ; translated from the French by Jonathan Kneight
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Guard the Herd and Kill the Beast.
  • Barbed Wire and Surveillance
  • 3.
  • Barbed Wire Today
  • 1.
  • Three Historical Landmarks.
  • America: Fencing In the Prairie.
  • The First World War: The Trenches.
  • The Camp
  • 2.
  • Barbed Wire and the Political Management of Space.
  • A Frontier Between Life and Death.
Control code
6747222
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
x, 132 p.
Isbn
9781565847354
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2002019536
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (DLC) 2002019536
  • 6747222
  • (BNAtoc) 2002019536

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