The Ultimate Experience: Battlefield Revelations and the Making of Modern War Culture, 1450-2000

Palgrave Macmillan (2008)
Abstract
For millennia, war was viewed as a supreme test. In the period 1750-1850 war became much more than a test: it became a secular revelation. This new understanding of war as revelation completely transformed Western war culture, revolutionizing politics, the personal experience of war, the status of common soldiers, and the tenets of military theory
Keywords Combat History  War (Philosophy  Experience History  Experience (Religion History  Combat in literature  Military history, Modern
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Call number U21.2.H357 2008
ISBN(s) 9780230536920
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