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The Resource Religion on the battlefield, Ron E. Hassner

Religion on the battlefield, Ron E. Hassner

Label
Religion on the battlefield
Title
Religion on the battlefield
Statement of responsibility
Ron E. Hassner
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"How does religion shape the modern battlefield? Ron E. Hassner proposes that religion acts as a force multiplier, both enabling and constraining military operations. This is true not only for religiously radicalized fighters but also for professional soldiers. In the last century, religion has influenced modern militaries in the timing of attacks, the selection of targets for assault, the zeal with which units execute their mission, and the ability of individual soldiers to face the challenge of war. Religious ideas have not provided the reasons why conventional militaries fight, but religious practices have influenced their ability to do so effectively. In Religion on the Battlefield, Hassner focuses on the everyday practice of religion in a military context: the prayers, rituals, fasts, and feasts of the religious practitioners who make up the bulk of the adversaries in, bystanders to, and observers of armed conflicts. To show that religious practices have influenced battlefield decision making, Hassner draws most of his examples from major wars involving Western militaries. They include British soldiers in the trenches of World War I, U.S. pilots in World War II, and U.S. Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hassner shows that even modern, rational, and bureaucratized military organizations have taken--and must take--religious practice into account in the conduct of war"--
Assigning source
Publisher's Web site
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hassner, Ron E.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War
  • Soldiers
  • BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • RELIGION
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Soldiers
  • War
  • Religion
  • Politische Krise
  • Krieg
  • Religionskrieg
  • Krig
  • Soldater
  • Religiöst liv
Label
Religion on the battlefield, Ron E. Hassner
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why? : religion as a cause of war -- When? : sacred time and war -- Where? : sacred space and war -- Who? : sacred leaders and war -- How? : sacred rituals and war -- Religion on the battlefield in Iraq, 2003-09
Control code
ocn951434821
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501703690
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 4813208
  • 22573/ctt20dhf97
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)951434821
Label
Religion on the battlefield, Ron E. Hassner
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why? : religion as a cause of war -- When? : sacred time and war -- Where? : sacred space and war -- Who? : sacred leaders and war -- How? : sacred rituals and war -- Religion on the battlefield in Iraq, 2003-09
Control code
ocn951434821
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501703690
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 4813208
  • 22573/ctt20dhf97
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)951434821

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