Soldiers and Civilization: How the Profession of Arms Thought and Fought the Modern World into Existence

Soldiers and Civilization: How the Profession of Arms Thought and Fought the Modern World into Existence

by Reed Robert Bonadonna

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682470671
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Publication date: 05/15/2017
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 260,724
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author


REED ROBERT BONADONNA served in the Marine Corps as an infantry officer and field historian, retiring with the rank of colonel. He earned a doctorate at Boston University. He has published journal articles on military ethics and leadership. He is currently Director of Ethics and Character Development at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations viii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction. History and Military Professionalism 1

1 Greeks and Macedonians: Poetry, Philosophy, and the Phalanx 22

2 Romans: Legis et Legio 41

3 Late Antiquity: Pagan Warriors and Barbaric Christians 67

4 The Middle Ages: Chivalry and Christianity 79

5 The Early Modern Period: The Army and the State 107

6 The Eighteenth Century: Soldiers of the Enlightenment 131

7 Napoleon and the Nineteenth Century: Revolution, Reaction, and Expansion 168

8 The Twentieth Century: A World of Conflict 215

Conclusion. The Twenty-First Century: A Century of the Soldier? 266

Notes 281

Bibliography 315

Index 331

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