Brief Romanian Military History

Framsida
Scarecrow Press, 2007 - 228 sidor
One of the first historical mentions of an armed conflict in what is now Romania dates back to 335 B.C., when, prior to launching his legendary Asian campaign, Alexander the Great organized an expedition over the Western shore of the Danube to deter the Gaets and secure the frontier of the Macedonian Kingdom. Since then, the land located on the Black Sea and nestled amongst the Carpathian Mountains has seen more than its fair share of military struggles. Whether referring to the country's fight for independence against the Ottoman Empire in the 14th Century or the December Revolution in the late 20th Century, Romania's military history has been long and varied. This book presents a chronological and detailed narrative of the significant events in the nation's military history, covering everything from the campaign of the Persian king Darius I against the Scythians in 514 B.C. to Romania's admission into NATO in April of 2004. Beginning with a full chronology of the country's most important and decisive military events, Brief Romanian Military History then presents a general overview of 2500 years of Romanian history. Complete with biographies of significant military leaders and entries on important battles, wars, military organizations, structures, fortresses, uniforms, and weapons for each of the historical eras chronicled, this book is an essential reference tool for scholars, historians, anthropologists, journalists, and all others interested in the history of Romania.
 

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Chronology
1
The First Conflicts of Antiquity 6th Century BC to AD 2nd Century
36
The Great Migrations and the Formation of the Romanian Nation and Medieval States
42
The AntiOttoman Wars from Mircea the Old to Vlad Tepes
49
The Apogee of the AntiOttoman Wars from Stephen the Great to Michael the Brave 14571601
60
The Army and Romanian Battles from the 17th Century to the Eve of the 19th Century 16011821
74
From Peoples Assembly to the Modern Romanian Armed Forces 18211867
82
The War of Independence 18771878
106
From the Danube to the Tisa River 19141919
121
The Interwar Period
137
From the Caucasus and Stalingrad to Budapest and Viennas Porte
144
From Jacket to Rubashka 19451989
159
Romanian Military Involvement in the Revolution of December 1989
173
At the Turn of the Millennium On the Way to NATO
179
Notes
217
Selected Bibliography
223

From the Middle of the 19th Century to the Beginning of the 20th Century
110
Romanian Participation in the Second Balkan War
118
About the Author
227
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Calin Hentea is a colonel in the Romanian Armed Forces currently working in the psychological operation section of the Romanian General Staff. He has published several books on propaganda, media war, and military history.

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