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Problematics of Military Power: Government, Discipline and the Subject of Violence

Problematics of Military Power: Government, Discipline and the Subject of Violence

by Michael S. Drake
     
 

ISBN-10: 0714652024

ISBN-13: 9780714652023

Pub. Date: 01/01/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book traces the relations between the organization of violence and social and political order from ancient Rome to early modern Europe. Following the work of Michel Foucault, the author studies the ways authority, obedience and forms of self-conduct were produced by the micro-techniques used to govern the bodies of violence deployed in different forms of

Overview

This book traces the relations between the organization of violence and social and political order from ancient Rome to early modern Europe. Following the work of Michel Foucault, the author studies the ways authority, obedience and forms of self-conduct were produced by the micro-techniques used to govern the bodies of violence deployed in different forms of warfare.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714652023
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Series:
Cass Series--Military History and Policy Series
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsvi
Forewordvii
Introduction1
Part 1Ancient
1Ancient Rome and Historical Sociology13
2The Roman Republic22
3The Imperial Order50
4From Pax Romana to the Order of Feud70
Part 2Medieval
5Medieval History and Historical Sociology91
6Encastellation103
7Three Orders of Violence119
8Medieval Formations: War-State and Law-State144
Part 3Late Medieval
9The Hundred Years' War165
10A Military Domain191
Part 4Early Modern
11Two Sources of Military Modernity: Burgundy and the Swiss217
12Republic and Monarchy: Two Texts on Government, Discipline and the Subject of Violence240
13The Early Modern Army and Historical Sociology257
14Military Reformations266
15Military and Civil Society286
16Reflections308
Select Bibliography319
Index326

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