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The Resource The origins of Western warfare : militarism and morality in the ancient world, Doyne Dawson

The origins of Western warfare : militarism and morality in the ancient world, Doyne Dawson

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The origins of Western warfare : militarism and morality in the ancient world
Title
The origins of Western warfare
Title remainder
militarism and morality in the ancient world
Statement of responsibility
Doyne Dawson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • What is the source of the uniquely Western way of war, the persistent militarism that has made Europe the site of bloodshed throughout history and secured the dominance of the West over the rest of the world? The answer, Doyne Dawson persuasively argues in this groundbreaking new book, is to be found in the very bedrock of Western civilization: ancient Greece and Rome. The Origins of Western Warfare begins with an overview of primitive warfare, showing how the main
  • motivations of prehistoric combat - revenge and honor - set the tone for Greek thinking about questions of war and morality. These ideas, especially as later developed by the Romans, ensured the emergence of a distinctive Western tradition of warfare: dynamic, aggressive, and devastatingly successful when turned against non-Western cultures
Member of
Cataloging source
ODaWU
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Dawson, Doyne
Index
index present
Intended audience
1420
Intended audience source
Lexile
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
History and warfare
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  • Military history, Ancient
  • Military art and science
  • War
Label
The origins of Western warfare : militarism and morality in the ancient world, Doyne Dawson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Primitive Warfare -- 2. Chiefdoms, States, and Empires -- 3. The Greek Way of War -- 4. The Ethics of Greek Warfare -- 5. The Greeks and Raison d'Etat -- 6. Warfare and the Greek Constitution -- 7. The Roman Way of War -- 8. The Ethics of Roman Warfare -- 9. The Romans and Raison d'Etat -- 10. Warfare and the Roman Constitution -- 11. Warfare in Medieval Thought -- 12. Warfare in Renaissance Thought -- 13. Conclusion
Control code
ocm35679047
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 203 pages
Isbn
9780813329406
Lccn
96212616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35679047
  • (Sirsi) a570524
Label
The origins of Western warfare : militarism and morality in the ancient world, Doyne Dawson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Primitive Warfare -- 2. Chiefdoms, States, and Empires -- 3. The Greek Way of War -- 4. The Ethics of Greek Warfare -- 5. The Greeks and Raison d'Etat -- 6. Warfare and the Greek Constitution -- 7. The Roman Way of War -- 8. The Ethics of Roman Warfare -- 9. The Romans and Raison d'Etat -- 10. Warfare and the Roman Constitution -- 11. Warfare in Medieval Thought -- 12. Warfare in Renaissance Thought -- 13. Conclusion
Control code
ocm35679047
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 203 pages
Isbn
9780813329406
Lccn
96212616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35679047
  • (Sirsi) a570524

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