The conference will analyze �surrender from prehistoric times to the present, asking:
- How fighting ends?
- When, and why, do soldiers stop fighting?
- Is it possible to find an answer to this question for the different levels of combat, namely those of the individual soldier, of the military commander and of the parent society?
- Is it possible to compare surrender in different wars, epochs and cultures and to find some common patterns which allow us to make broader conclusions about the nature of warfare?
This international conference is organized by the University of Leeds and the University of Oxford and sponsored generously by the German Historical Institute, London; the Fritz-Thyssen-Foundation, the Militargeschichtliches Forschungsamt, Potsdam, and the German Historical
Conference convenors: Holger Afflerbach, Leeds and Hew Strachan, Oxford
Contact and registration: Patrick Bourne at:
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