The culture of war /

by Van Creveld, Martin Published by : Spellmount (Brimscombe Port) Physical details: xvi, 485 p. ill. 25 cm ISBN:9780752452722 (inb.). Year: 2009
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Originally published: Novato, Calif.: Presidio, 2008

Includes bibliographical references (p. [419]-466) and index

Introduction -- Part 1: Preparing for war -- 1: From war paint to tiger suits -- 2: From boomerangs to bastions -- 3: Educating warriors -- 4; 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 -- 14: The waning of major war -- 15: Beyond the pale -- 16: 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

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