The Code of the Warrior: Exploring Warrior Values Past and Present / Edition 1

The Code of the Warrior: Exploring Warrior Values Past and Present / Edition 1

by Shannon E. French
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0847697576

ISBN-13: 9780847697571

Pub. Date: 02/28/2005

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

This revised and expanded second edition of The Code of the Warrior—a book George R. Lucas has described as "groundbreaking" and "now part of the Military Ethics canon"—takes the reader on a tour of warrior cultures and their values, from the ancient Greeks and Romans to the “barbaric” Vikings and Celts, from chivalric knights to Native American

Overview

This revised and expanded second edition of The Code of the Warrior—a book George R. Lucas has described as "groundbreaking" and "now part of the Military Ethics canon"—takes the reader on a tour of warrior cultures and their values, from the ancient Greeks and Romans to the “barbaric” Vikings and Celts, from chivalric knights to Native American tribesmen, from Chinese warrior monks pursuing enlightenment to Japanese samurai practicing death. This new edition enhances these discussions with analyses of modern-day warriors and examines the ethical dimensions of emerging military technology such as drones, cyber warfare, and bio-enhanced troops. A new chapter also addresses the Islamic warrior code, both in its historic and modern implementations. Drawing these historical traditions up to the present, this book seeks a code for the warriors of today, as they do battle in asymmetric conflicts both remotely and face-to-face against the scourge of global terrorism. This book offers a comprehensive survey of historic and modern warrior cultures for students of military history, philosophy, and ethics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847697571
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
603,294
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Chapter One: Why Warriors Need a Code
Chapter Two: The Homeric Hero: A Hector Who Wins?
Chapter Three: The Two Faces of Rome
Chapter Four: Vikings: Vengeance, Valkyries, and Valhalla
Chapter Five: “Never to do outrageousity nor murder…”: The Code of the Warrior in the World of Mallory’s Morte d’Arthur
Chapter Six: Indigenous Americans: Warriors of the Sacred Plains
Chapter Seven: Chinese Warrior Monks: The Martial Artists of Shaolin
Chapter Eight: The Soul of the Samurai: Duty, Devotion, and Death
Chapter Nine: Revelation and the Rules of Engagement: Sultan Saladin and the Warriors of Islam
Chapter Ten: The Warrior’s Code Today: Do we Need New Ethics of War?

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