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The Resource War in the age of Enlightenment, 1700-1789, Armstrong Starkey

War in the age of Enlightenment, 1700-1789, Armstrong Starkey

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War in the age of Enlightenment, 1700-1789
Title
War in the age of Enlightenment, 1700-1789
Statement of responsibility
Armstrong Starkey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
War in the 18th century war was a complex operation, including popular as well as conventional conflict, between Europeans and with non-Europeans. These conflicts influenced European intellectuals and contributed to the complexity of Enlightenment thought. While Enlightenment writers regarded war as the greatest evil confronting mankind, they had little hope that it could be eliminated; thus, peace proposals of the day were joined by more realistic discussion of the means by which war might be limited or rendered more humane. In this book, the author considers the influence of ideas and values on the actions of Enlightenment military personnel and how the rational spirit of the time influenced military thought, producing a military enlightenment that applied rational analysis to military tactics and to the composition of armies. In the late Enlightenment, military writers explored the psychological foundations of war as a means of stimulating a new military spirit among the troops
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Starkey, Armstrong
Index
index present
LC call number
U43.E95
LC item number
S73 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in military history and international affairs,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Military art and science
  • Enlightenment
  • Europe
  • Aufklärung
  • Krieg
  • Militär
  • Europa
  • Enlightenment
  • Military art and science
  • Europe
Label
War in the age of Enlightenment, 1700-1789, Armstrong Starkey
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Culture of Force -- 2. The Military Enlightenment -- 3. A Culture of Honor -- 4. Field of Honor: Fontenoy, 1745 -- 5. Popular War -- 6. The Conflict of Cultures
Control code
51653332
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 232 pages
Isbn
9780275972400
Lccn
2003042935
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)51653332
Label
War in the age of Enlightenment, 1700-1789, Armstrong Starkey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Culture of Force -- 2. The Military Enlightenment -- 3. A Culture of Honor -- 4. Field of Honor: Fontenoy, 1745 -- 5. Popular War -- 6. The Conflict of Cultures
Control code
51653332
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 232 pages
Isbn
9780275972400
Lccn
2003042935
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)51653332

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