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Beginning with the premise that all civilizations owe their origins to war-making, Keegan probes the meanings, motivations, and methods underlying war in different societies over the course of more than two thousand years. Following the progress of human aggression in its full historical sweep--from the strangely ritualistic combat of Stone Age peoples to the warfare of mass destruction in the present age--his illuminating and lively narrative gives us all the world's great warrior cultures, including the Zulus, the samurai, and the horse peoples of the steppe, as well as the famed war-makers of the West. He shows why honor has always been accorded to the soldierly virtues, whatever the cultural context, and how war has maintained its singular hold on the imagination, reaching into ''the most secret places of the human heart, where self dissolves rational purpose, where pride reigns, where emotion is paramount, where instinct is king.''

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Beginning with the premise that all civilizations owe their origins to warmaking, Keegan probes the meanings, motivations, and methods underlying war in different cultures over the course of more than two thousand years.

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ISBN:
9781441787972
Author:
Keegan, John
Publisher:
Blackstone Audiobooks
Subject:
Military-General History
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
MP3 CD
Language:
English

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