Problematics of Military Power: Government, Discipline and the Subject of Violence [NOOK Book]

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

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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.
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Drake's work attempts a broad overview of military action, organization, and strategy from the Roman era through the 17th century in Europe, basing his analysis on descriptions of war as well as theoretical treatises on war and statecraft. The study derives from the work of Foucault, and readers who are familiar with the French philosopher's thought and style of language will be the best equipped to appreciate the present volume. Drake (U. of East Anglia, UK) describes his work as one of historical sociology. He lays out the state of research for the field and the theoretical confines of this study, which is a revision of his doctoral thesis, in the preliminary chapter. The book is distributed by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136340710
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/18/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 344
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vi
Foreword vii
Introduction 1
Part 1 Ancient
1 Ancient Rome and Historical Sociology 13
2 The Roman Republic 22
3 The Imperial Order 50
4 From Pax Romana to the Order of Feud 70
Part 2 Medieval
5 Medieval History and Historical Sociology 91
6 Encastellation 103
7 Three Orders of Violence 119
8 Medieval Formations: War-State and Law-State 144
Part 3 Late Medieval
9 The Hundred Years' War 165
10 A Military Domain 191
Part 4 Early Modern
11 Two Sources of Military Modernity: Burgundy and the Swiss 217
12 Republic and Monarchy: Two Texts on Government, Discipline and the Subject of Violence 240
13 The Early Modern Army and Historical Sociology 257
14 Military Reformations 266
15 Military and Civil Society 286
16 Reflections 308
Select Bibliography 319
Index 326
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