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The culture of war, Martin van Creveld

Label
The culture of war
Title
The culture of war
Statement of responsibility
Martin van Creveld
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: A respected scholar of military history and an expert on strategy, Martin van Creveld recently explored the modern world's shifting method of combat in The Changing Face of War. Now, in The Culture of War, he argues that there is much more to war than just soldiers killing one another for whatever reason. War has always been a topic of deep intrigue. Fighting itself can be a source of great, perhaps even the greatest, joy; out of this joy and fascination an entire culture has grown-from the war paint of tribal warriors to today's "tiger suits," from Julius Caesar's red cloak to Douglas MacArthur's pipe, from the decorative shields of ancient Greece to today's nose art, and from the invention of chess around 600 A.D. to the most modern combat simulators. The culture of war has its own traditions, laws and customs, rituals, ceremonies, music, art, literature, and monuments since the beginning of civilization. Throughout the ages, the culture of war has usually been highly esteemed. Not so in today's advanced countries, which tend either to mock it ("military intelligence is to intelligence what military music is to music") or to denounce it as "militaristic." This provocative book, the first of its kind, sets out to show how wrongheaded, and even dangerous, such attitudes are. The Culture of War argues that men and women, contrary to the hopes of some, are just as fascinated by war today as they have been in the past. A military that has lost touch with the culture of war is doomed not merely to defeat but to disintegration. Innovative, authoritative, and riveting, this is a major work by one of the world's greatest and most insightful military historians
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Van Creveld, Martin
Dewey number
306.2/7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
U21.5
LC item number
.C74 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sociology, Military
  • War
  • Military life
  • Military socialization
  • Military art and science
  • Military art and science
  • Sociology, Military
  • War
  • Faszination
  • Krieg
  • Kultur
  • Krieg
  • Sociología militar
  • Guerra
  • Ciencia y arte militar
Label
The culture of war, Martin van Creveld
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0820/2008025740.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-466) 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 -- Part 1: Preparing For War -- 1: From war paint to tiger suits -- From boomerangs to bastions -- Educating warriors -- Games of war -- Part 2: In War And Battle -- 5: Opening gambits -- 6: Joy of combat -- 7: Rules of war -- 8: Ending war -- Part 3: Commemorating War -- 9: History and war -- 10: Literature and war -- 11: Art and war -- 12: Monuments to war -- Part 4: World Without War? -- 13: Short history of peace -- Waning of major war -- Beyond the pale -- Quo vadis, homo? -- Part 5: Contrasts -- 17: Wild horde -- 18: Soulless machine -- 19: Men without chests -- 20: Feminism -- Conclusions: The great paradox -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index
Control code
ocn191922864
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 485 pages
Isbn
9780345505408
Lccn
2008025740
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o191922864
  • (OCoLC)191922864
Label
The culture of war, Martin van Creveld
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0820/2008025740.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-466) 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 -- Part 1: Preparing For War -- 1: From war paint to tiger suits -- From boomerangs to bastions -- Educating warriors -- Games of war -- Part 2: In War And Battle -- 5: Opening gambits -- 6: Joy of combat -- 7: Rules of war -- 8: Ending war -- Part 3: Commemorating War -- 9: History and war -- 10: Literature and war -- 11: Art and war -- 12: Monuments to war -- Part 4: World Without War? -- 13: Short history of peace -- Waning of major war -- Beyond the pale -- Quo vadis, homo? -- Part 5: Contrasts -- 17: Wild horde -- 18: Soulless machine -- 19: Men without chests -- 20: Feminism -- Conclusions: The great paradox -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index
Control code
ocn191922864
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 485 pages
Isbn
9780345505408
Lccn
2008025740
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o191922864
  • (OCoLC)191922864

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