Heroism and the Changing Character of War

Toward Post-Heroic Warfare?

Editors: Scheipers, S. (Ed.)

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Post-heroism is often perceived as one of the main aspects of change in the character of war, a phenomenon prevalent in western societies. According to this view, demographic and cultural changes in the west have severely decreased the tolerance for casualties in war. This edited volume provides a critical examination of this idea.

About the authors

Deborah Avant, University of Denver, USA Peter Barham, Oxford University, UK Joan Beaumont, Australian National University Susan Carruthers, Rutgers University, USA Andrea Dew, US Naval War College Antulio J. Echevarria, US Army War College Peter D. Feaver, Duke University, USA Bernd Greiner, Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung, Germany Andreas Herberg-Rothe, University of Applied Sciences in Fulda, Germany Thomas Hippler, Oxford University, USA John Hutchinson, London School of Economics, UK Rob Johnson, Oxford University, UK Anthony King, Exeter University, UK Cheyney Ryan, University of Oregon, USA Peter Schrijvers, University of New South Wales, Australia Nancy Sherman, Georgetown University, USA Rashmi Singh, University of St Andrews, UK Adam Smith, University College London, UK Sir Hew Strachan, All Souls College, Oxford, UK Ingo Trauschweizer, Ohio University, USA Sir Simon Wessely, King's College London, UK

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Introduction: Toward Post-Heroic Warfare?

    Scheipers, Sibylle

    Pages 1-18

  • Heroism and the Nation during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars and the Age of Military Reform in Europe

    Hippler, Thomas

    Pages 21-32

  • ‘On the Altar of the Nation’: Narratives of Heroic Sacrifice in the American Civil War

    Smith, Adam I. P.

    Pages 33-46

  • ‘Heroic’ Warfare and the Problem of Mass Armies: France 1871–1914

    Strachan, Hew

    Pages 47-63

  • Heroism and Self-Sacrifice for the Nation? Wars of National Liberation

    Johnson, Rob

    Pages 64-75

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Heroism and the Changing Character of War
Book Subtitle
Toward Post-Heroic Warfare?
Editors
  • S. Scheipers
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-36253-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137362537
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-36252-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 376
Topics