Proconsuls by Carnes Lord

By Carnes Lord

This ebook is a research of proconsulship, a kind of delegated political-military management traditionally linked to the governance of enormous empires. commencing with a conceptual and old research of proconsulship as a facet of imperial or quasi-imperial rule normally, it surveys its origins and improvement within the past due Roman Republic and its manifestations within the British Empire. the main target is proconsulship in American heritage. starting with the career of Cuba and the Philippines after the Spanish-American conflict, it discusses the function of normal Douglas MacArthur in East Asia in the course of and after international struggle II, the profession of Germany (focusing on normal Lucius Clay), and proconsular management in the course of the Vietnam warfare and the profession of Iraq and Afghanistan on the flip of the twenty-first century. an extra bankruptcy offers an review of the evolution of yank political-military command and keep watch over and selection making after the tip of the chilly War.

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