Military Honour and the Conduct of War: From Ancient Greece to Iraq

Routledge (2006)
This book analyses the influences of ideas of honor on the causes, conduct, and endings of wars from Ancient Greece through to the present-day war in Iraq. It does this through a series of historical case studies. In the process, it highlights both the differences and the similarities between the various eras under study, and draws conclusions about the relevance of honor to war in the modern era. Each chapter looks at a particular period in history and is divided into nine sections: Honor and virtue in the relevant period; Honor and the causes of war; Honor as a motivation for fighting; Honors and rewards; Death and honor; Honor and the conduct of war; Honor and the enemy; Honor and the ending of wars; Women and honor. The book makes use of original archival research and interviews with serving military officers, as well as secondary source material. Its subject will be of interest not merely to students of military history, military ethics, security studies and international relations, and anthropology/sociology/philosophy/history of ideas.
Keywords Honor  Military ethics History  Military art and science History
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Call number U22.R65 2006
ISBN(s) 0415545099   0415392012   9780415392013   0203969634   9780203969632
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Dan Demetriou (2014). What Should Realists Say About Honor Cultures? Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 17 (5):893-911.
Marcus Schulzke (2013). Ethically Insoluble Dilemmas in War. Journal of Military Ethics 12 (2):95 - 110.

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