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Military honour and the conduct of war; from ancient Greece to Iraq.


Military honour and the conduct of war; from ancient Greece The term ancient Greece refers to the periods of Greek history in Classical Antiquity, lasting ca. 750 BC[1] (the archaic period) to 146 BC (the Roman conquest). It is generally considered to be the seminal culture which provided the foundation of Western Civilization.  to Iraq.

Robinson, Paul.



218 pages



Cass military studies


Robinson (security studies, U. of Hull, UK) surveys, from Ancient Greece to the present, the influence of concepts of honor on the causes, conduct, and ending of wars in the Western world in seven case studies on Classical Greece Classical Greece, the classical period of Ancient Greece, corresponds to most of the 5th and 4th centuries B.C. (i.e. from the fall of the Athenian tyranny in 510 BC to the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC). , Ancient Rome, medieval chivalry chivalry (shĭv`əlrē), system of ethical ideals that arose from feudalism and had its highest development in the 12th and 13th cent. , Elizabethan England, the American Civil War American Civil War
 or Civil War or War Between the States

(1861–65) Conflict between the U.S. federal government and 11 Southern states that fought to secede from the Union.
, the British Empire, and the Cold War and afterward. This last study takes into account the Vietnam War Vietnam War, conflict in Southeast Asia, primarily fought in South Vietnam between government forces aided by the United States and guerrilla forces aided by North Vietnam.  and the war in Iraq. In each chapter, he considers nine elements in terms of honor: virtue, the cause and end of war, as motivation for fighting, rewards, death, conduct, the enemy, and the role of women. The book is aimed at students of military history and ethics, security studies, and international relations.

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Date:Nov 1, 2006
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