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War. Philosophy. Military sociology

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  • On Justice, Power, and Human Natureby Thucydides; Paul Woodruff

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1993; US$ 11.50

    Designed for students with little or no background in ancient Greek language and culture, this collection of extracts from The History of the Peloponnesian War includes those passages that shed most light on Thucydides’ political theory--famous as well as important but lesser-known pieces frequently overlooked by nonspecialists. Newly translated... more...

  • Peace and Warby Kalevi J. Holsti

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 46.00

    Professor Holsti examines the origins of war and the foundations of peace of the last 350 years. more...

  • The Last Great Warby Adrian Gregory

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    A groundbreaking new history of the British home front during the First World War. more...

  • Clausewitz: A Very Short Introductionby Michael Howard

    OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 7.99

    Karl von Clausewitz (1780-1831) is generally acknowledged to be one of the greatest of writers on war. Even though he wrote his only major work at a time when the range of firearms was fifty yards, much of what he had to say remains relevant today. Michael Howard explains Clausewitz's ideas in terms both of his experiences as a professional soldier... more...

  • Fighting Identityby Michael Vlahos

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 105.00

    This work highlights a national ethos infused by a sacred narrative of divine mission. This deep association leads to a narrow approach to conflict relationships, built around an Us vs. Them distance from the enemy, in which their submission is achieved through kinetic effects and their subsequent redemption through our good works (reconstruction).... more...

  • Clausewitz trifft Luhmannby Rasmus Beckmann

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 39.70

    Seit fast 200 Jahren wird Clausewitz gelesen und interpretiert. Rasmus Beckmann erschließt seine Kriegstheorie den modernen Sozialwissenschaften. Dabei wird deutlich, dass sich Clausewitz keineswegs auf zwischenstaatliche Kriege beschränkt hat. Auch die asymmetrischen Kriege kann man durch seine Theorie besser analysieren und verstehen. Dies zeigt... more...

  • The Gun Digest Book of Tactical Gearby Dan Shideler; Derrek Sigler

    F+W Media 2008; US$ 24.99 US$ 22.49

    The Gun Digest Book of Tactical Gear is the complete tactical gear reference, with complete listings of knives, flashlights, vests, tactical sights and optics and more, with select firearms and other weapons covered with the applicable gear. This everything guide includes: Articles from the top experts in the field A detailed where to find the... more...

  • Gewaltspiralenby Gertrud Brücher

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 44.66

    Die tödliche Eskalation von Konflikten ist als Grund für und gegen Interventionen ein Problem ersten Ranges. Aber worum handelt es sich hier eigentlich? Aktuelle Debatten suchen erfolglos nach einer Erklärung für Eigendynamiken, die weder Adressaten noch schuldige Akteure kennen. Die Hilflosigkeit wird überspielt, indem Schuldige „konstruiert“ werden.... more...

  • Handbuch Militärische Berufsethikby Thomas Bohrmann; Karl-Heinz Lather; Friedrich Lohmann

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012; US$ 29.77

    In einer sich rasch wandelnden Welt steht auch der Soldatenberuf vor neuen und wachsenden Herausforderungen. Dieses Handbuch bietet Grundlagen für eine umfassende und wissenschaftlich fundierte, dennoch praxisorientierte Reflexion des soldatischen Handelns und des militärischen Auftrags. more...