Battle A History of Combat and Culture

ISBN-10: 0813333725
ISBN-13: 9780813333724
Edition: 2005
Authors: John A. Lynn
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Description: This text spans the globe and the centuries to explore the way ideas shape the conduct of warfare. It rejects the fashionable notion of a 'Western way of warfare' and replaces it with more nuanced concepts of varied and evolving cultural patterns of  More...

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List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 11/24/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

This text spans the globe and the centuries to explore the way ideas shape the conduct of warfare. It rejects the fashionable notion of a 'Western way of warfare' and replaces it with more nuanced concepts of varied and evolving cultural patterns of combat.

Acknowledgments
Preface: Requiem for the Universal Soldier
Written in Blood: The Classical Greek Drama of Battle and the Western Way of War
Subtleties of Violence: Ancient Chinese and Indian Texts on Warfare
Chivalry and Chevauchee: The Ideal, the Real, and the Perfect in Medieval European Warfare
Linear Warfare: Images and Ideals of Combat in the Age of Enlightenment
Victories of the Conquered: The Native Character of the Sepoy
The Sun of Austerlitz: Romantic Visions of Decisive Battle in Nineteenth-Century Europe
The Merciless Fight: Race and Military Culture in the Pacific War
Crossing the Canal: Egyptian Effectiveness and Military Culture in the October War
Epilogue: Terrorism: Forming a New Military Discourse on War
The Discourse and the Reality of War: A Cultural Model
Notes
Index

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