By David Nicolle
The military of Charlemagne and his successors enabled the western Franks to recreate what contemporaries considered as a 'reborn' western Roman empire. Frankish society used to be prepared for warfare, with remarkable communications drawing jointly the disparate areas of a giant empire. The position of fixed troops, the fundamental awesome strength of the Frankish military, is explored right here. along it was once the effect that new know-how, akin to stirrups, had on struggle during this interval. Illuminating a much-neglected sector of heritage, this booklet exhibits how the function of cavalry grew in status, because the Carolingian armoured horseman gave approach to the knight of the early tenth century.
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Just as unrestricted international share-trading cannot be tolerated between two states that are at war with each other, neither can multiple citizenship in that situation. This is no reason to prohibit it in peacetime, though. (c) Any shareholder can sell part or all of their shares at any time and thereby quit the company. The model of the state as a company establishes a fundamental right to voluntary exit. In radical terms, this model, and only this model, would have to permit voluntary internal expatriation.
Expelled members may appeal to the general meeting of the members. The board must put its decision to a vote. If states were clubs, they could expatriate citizens under similar conditions. The practice of ostracism in the city-state of Athens in ancient Greece was based on this notion. In modern democracies, however, deprivation of internal citizenship rights (which are not the same as the divestment of citizenship) occurs only in extreme cases. Banishment has been abolished. Some states do expatriate citizens who join a foreign army, become naturalised citizens of a foreign country, or settle permanently abroad, but apart from these cases a person cannot be deprived of citizenship in a liberal democracy.
Administrative autonomy becomes an expression of collective identity when the 34 Challenging Racism in Britain and Germany regional sub-unit considers itself an ethnic or national one. On the other hand, in many cities the sense of a common history and a speciﬁc culture is more palpable and realistic than in the mists and fog of nationalist mythologies. ’ If citizenship were to approximate this model, the collective identiﬁcation with the nation would eventually be replaced by a depoliticised link to ‘homeland’.
Carolingian Cavalryman AD 768-987 by David Nicolle