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The Resource Battle : a history of combat and culture, John A. Lynn

Battle : a history of combat and culture, John A. Lynn

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Battle : a history of combat and culture
Title
Battle
Title remainder
a history of combat and culture
Statement of responsibility
John A. Lynn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A History of Combat and Culture spans the globe and the centuries to explore the way ideas shape the conduct of warfare. Drawing its examples from Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, and America, John A. Lynn challenges the belief that technology has been the dominant influence on combat from ancient times to the present day. The author examines the relationship between the real and the ideal, arguing that feedback between the two follows discernable paths. Battle rejects the currently fashionable notion of a "Western way of warfare" and replaces it with more nuanced concepts of varied and evolving cultural patterns of combat."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lynn, John A.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War
  • Military history
  • Combat
  • Sociology, Military
  • War and society
  • Military art and science
Label
Battle : a history of combat and culture, John A. Lynn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 371-415) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface: Requiem for the Universal Soldier
  • 1.
  • Written in Blood: The Classical Greek Drama of Battle and the Western Way of War.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Subtleties of Violence: Ancient Chinese and Indian Texts on Warfare.
  • p. 29
  • 3.
  • Chivalry and Chevauchee: The Ideal, the Real, and the Perfect in Medieval European Warfare.
  • p. 73
  • 4.
  • Linear Warfare: Images and Ideals of Combat in the Age of Enlightenment.
  • p. 111
  • 5.
  • Victories of the Conquered: The Native Character of the Sepoy.
  • p. 145
  • 6.
  • Sun of Austerlitz: Romantic Visions of Decisive Battle in Nineteenth-Century Europe.
  • p. 179
  • 7.
  • Merciless Fight: Race and Military Culture in the Pacific War.
  • p. 219
  • 8.
  • Crossing the Canal: Egyptian Effectiveness and Military Culture in the October War.
  • p. 281
  • Epilogue: Terrorism and "Evil": Forming a New Discourse on War at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century.
  • p. 317
  • App.
  • Discourse and the Reality of War: A Cultural Model.
  • p. 331
  • Notes.
  • p. 343
  • Index.
  • p. 385
Control code
ocm58548315
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Rev. and updated ed.
Extent
xxvi, 431 p.
Isbn
9780813333724
Lccn
2005281950
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Battle : a history of combat and culture, John A. Lynn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 371-415) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface: Requiem for the Universal Soldier
  • 1.
  • Written in Blood: The Classical Greek Drama of Battle and the Western Way of War.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Subtleties of Violence: Ancient Chinese and Indian Texts on Warfare.
  • p. 29
  • 3.
  • Chivalry and Chevauchee: The Ideal, the Real, and the Perfect in Medieval European Warfare.
  • p. 73
  • 4.
  • Linear Warfare: Images and Ideals of Combat in the Age of Enlightenment.
  • p. 111
  • 5.
  • Victories of the Conquered: The Native Character of the Sepoy.
  • p. 145
  • 6.
  • Sun of Austerlitz: Romantic Visions of Decisive Battle in Nineteenth-Century Europe.
  • p. 179
  • 7.
  • Merciless Fight: Race and Military Culture in the Pacific War.
  • p. 219
  • 8.
  • Crossing the Canal: Egyptian Effectiveness and Military Culture in the October War.
  • p. 281
  • Epilogue: Terrorism and "Evil": Forming a New Discourse on War at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century.
  • p. 317
  • App.
  • Discourse and the Reality of War: A Cultural Model.
  • p. 331
  • Notes.
  • p. 343
  • Index.
  • p. 385
Control code
ocm58548315
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Rev. and updated ed.
Extent
xxvi, 431 p.
Isbn
9780813333724
Lccn
2005281950
Other physical details
ill.

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