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This learn offers the 1st exam of the impression of rules of honour at the motives, behavior and finishing of wars from historic Greece to the current day. Paul Robinson starts with a theoretical exam of the concept that of honour, to obviously clarify the various contradictions and tensions inherent inside honour platforms. He then exhibits how honour has usually contradictory and paradoxical results at the behavior of warfare and illustrates this via seven case reports: Classical Greece; old Rome; mediaeval Chivalry; Elizabethan England; the yankee Civil battle; the British Empire; and the Western global after global conflict II (including the Vietnam battle and the present clash in Iraq). Key issues coated comprise: honour and advantage honour and the motives of warfare honour as a motivation for scuffling with honours and rewards dying and honour honour and the behavior of warfare honour and the enemy honour and the finishing of wars ladies and honour This ebook unearths that the customarily contradictory behaviour of infantrymen in the course of warfare is a made of the contradictions inherent within the suggestion of honour.This booklet might be of significant curiosity to all scholars of army ethics, army background, politics, diplomacy, anthropology, sociology, philosophy and the heritage of rules.

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61 Linked to this was a desire for glory. In the higher echelons of society, family pressures were an important factor. Men were expected to continue the family traditions and add to its greatness. Polybius recounts that whenever a great man died, a mask was made bearing his likeness.

34. 10 Demosthenes, Prosecution of Androtion, 75. , Greek Popular Morality in the Time of Plato and Aristotle, Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1974, p. 236. 11 Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War, trans Rex Warner, London: Penguin, 1972, p. 416. , The World of Odysseus, London: Pimlico, 1999, p. 57. 13 See, for instance, Dover, Greek Popular Morality, p. , The Greeks and the Irrational, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1951, p. 37. 14 Cairns, Douglas, Aidos: The Psychology and Ethics of Honour and Shame in Ancient Greek Literature, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992, p.

17 Tyrtaeus, in Mulroy, David, Early Greek Lyric Poetry, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1992, pp. 51–2. 18 Homer, The Iliad: A New Prose Translation, trans. Martin Hammond, Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1987, p. 172. 19 Mulroy, Early Greek Lyric Poetry, p. 48. 20 Plutarch, ‘Pyrrhus’, in The Age of Alexander, pp. 399–400. 21 Garlan, Yvon, War in the Ancient World: A Social History, London: Chatto & Windus, 1975, p. 15. C. Gieben, 1992, p. 255. 23 Ibid, pp. 254–5. 24 Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War, p.

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