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Battle: A History Of Combat And Culture
Battle: A History Of Combat And Culture John A Lynn, John A. Lynn 0813333717 9780813333717 Battle: A History of Combat and Culturespans the globe and the centuries to explore the way ideas shape the conduct of warfare. Drawing its
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Battle: A History Of Combat And Culture by John A Lynn, John A. Lynn

Battle: A History of Combat and Culturespans 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. In battle, ideas can be more far more important than bullets or bombs. Clausewitz proclaimed that war is politics, but even more basically, war is culture. The hard reality of armed conflict is formed by and, in turn, forms a cultures values, assumptions, and expectations about fighting. The author examines the relationship between the real and the ideal, arguing that feedback between the two follows certain discernable paths.Battlerejects 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. After considering history, Lynn finally asks how the knowledge gained might illuminate our understanding of the war on terrorism.

Author: John A Lynn, John A. Lynn

Language: English

Edition: export ed

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 352

Publisher: Basic Books

Publication Date: 2003-06-03

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ISBN: 0813333717


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