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The Resource Soldiers and civilization : how the profession of arms thought and fought the modern world into existence, Reed Robert Bonadonna

Soldiers and civilization : how the profession of arms thought and fought the modern world into existence, Reed Robert Bonadonna

Label
Soldiers and civilization : how the profession of arms thought and fought the modern world into existence
Title
Soldiers and civilization
Title remainder
how the profession of arms thought and fought the modern world into existence
Statement of responsibility
Reed Robert Bonadonna
Title variation
How the profession of arms thought and fought the modern world into existence
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When Kipling says in "The Young British Soldier," "I'll sing you a soldier as fair as I may," he reminds us that a soldier is made of the words of poetry, history, and the laws and language of his calling. The complete solider is not only a contributor to the civilization that he or she serves. Drawing from military history, sociology, and other disciplines, Solidiers and Civilization covers the history of the military profession in the Western world from the ancient Greeks to the present day and shows how both soldiers and their civilizations have helped mold each other over time. Reed Bonadonna goes beyond traditional insights to locate the military profession in the context of both literary and cultural history, maintaining that soldiers have made an unacknowledged contribution to the theory and practice of civilization, and that they will again be called upon to do so in important ways. Throughout history soldiers have sought instruction and inspiration from the past to gain insight into modern conflicts. Military professionals of today must know, heed, and apply the examples and narrative of the most successful and exemplary of their predecessors to help advance a civilization into its future. However, this process can succeed only when it includes critical self-examination and a discourse with the larger society it serves. Soldiers and Civilization argues that the military profession, in its broadest consideration, might be viewed as an interdisciplinary branch of the humanities, a repository of important practical and abstract knowledge on armed conflict, ethics, community, and human nature. By representing and upholding the values on which civilization is founded, true military professionals provide the stability for it to thrive and create new ideas, thereby ensuring an existential symbiosis that serves and preserves both. -- from dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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Bonadonna, Reed R
Dewey number
355.009
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
UA15
LC item number
.B45 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Armies
  • Soldiers
  • Military art and science
  • Military history, Modern
Label
Soldiers and civilization : how the profession of arms thought and fought the modern world into existence, Reed Robert Bonadonna
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Publication
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Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: history and military professionalism -- Greeks and Macedonians: poetry, philosophy, and the phalanx -- Romans: legis et legio -- Late antiquity: pagan warriors and barbaric Christians -- The Middle Ages: chivalry and Christianity -- The early modern period: the army and the state -- The eighteenth century: soldiers of the Enlightenment -- Napoleon and the nineteenth century: revolution, reaction, and expansion -- The twentieth century: a world of conflict -- Conclusion: the twenty-first century: a century of the soldier?
Control code
ocn958483970
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 340 pages
Isbn
9781682470671
Lccn
2017004937
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027171912
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781682470671
  • (OCoLC)958483970
Label
Soldiers and civilization : how the profession of arms thought and fought the modern world into existence, Reed Robert Bonadonna
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction: history and military professionalism -- Greeks and Macedonians: poetry, philosophy, and the phalanx -- Romans: legis et legio -- Late antiquity: pagan warriors and barbaric Christians -- The Middle Ages: chivalry and Christianity -- The early modern period: the army and the state -- The eighteenth century: soldiers of the Enlightenment -- Napoleon and the nineteenth century: revolution, reaction, and expansion -- The twentieth century: a world of conflict -- Conclusion: the twenty-first century: a century of the soldier?
Control code
ocn958483970
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 340 pages
Isbn
9781682470671
Lccn
2017004937
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027171912
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781682470671
  • (OCoLC)958483970

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