The Resource More than just war : narratives of the just war and military life, Charles A. Jones

More than just war : narratives of the just war and military life, Charles A. Jones

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More than just war : narratives of the just war and military life
Title
More than just war
Title remainder
narratives of the just war and military life
Statement of responsibility
Charles A. Jones
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book raises questions about the just war tradition through a critical examination of its revival and by juxtaposing it with a literary phenomenology of war. Recent public debate about war has leaned heavily on a just-war tradition dating back many centuries. This book examines the recent revival of that tradition in the United States and Britain, arguing that it is less coherent and comprehensive as an approach to the ethical issues arising from war than is generally supposed, and that it is inconsistent in important ways with the theology on which it was originally based. A second line of criticism is mounted through close readings of modern texts in English - from Britain, Australia and the USA - that together constitute a more subjective, bottom-up understanding of the moral dilemmas of military life. In this second tradition the task of representing war is seen as more problematic, and its rationality more questionable, than in just war discourse. Works by William Shakespeare, Sir Walter Scott, James Fennimore Cooper, Stephen Crane, John Buchan, Robert Louis Stevenson, Joseph Conrad, Tim O'Brien and Kurt Vonnegut are featured. The book will be of great interest to students and scholars of security studies, military studies, theology and international relations."--Publisher's website
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1949-
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Jones, Charles A.
Dewey number
809/.93358
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.W3
LC item number
J65 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Interventions
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  • War and literature
  • Just war doctrine
  • War
  • War stories
  • Military ethics
  • Soldiers in literature
  • War in literature
  • Just war doctrine
  • Literature
  • Military ethics
  • Soldiers
  • War
  • War and literature
  • War
  • War stories
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More than just war : narratives of the just war and military life, Charles A. Jones
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Not just war -- Shakespeare's Henry V -- Dissonant revival -- Lawyers -- Eclecticism -- American doctrines -- From tradition to formula -- Theological foundations -- War stories -- Ways of war: Scott and Cooper -- The battlefield: The Red badge of courage -- Irregular warfare: Scapegoats of empire -- Espionage: Mr. Standfast -- Terrorism: The dynamiter and the secret agent -- The professional: Colonel Blimp -- Conscripts: Paul Berlin and Billy Pilgrim -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 209 p.
Isbn
9780203387887
Isbn Type
(ebk.)
Lccn
2012035424
System control number
  • 4341283-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4341283
  • (Sirsi) i9780415811088
Label
More than just war : narratives of the just war and military life, Charles A. Jones
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Not just war -- Shakespeare's Henry V -- Dissonant revival -- Lawyers -- Eclecticism -- American doctrines -- From tradition to formula -- Theological foundations -- War stories -- Ways of war: Scott and Cooper -- The battlefield: The Red badge of courage -- Irregular warfare: Scapegoats of empire -- Espionage: Mr. Standfast -- Terrorism: The dynamiter and the secret agent -- The professional: Colonel Blimp -- Conscripts: Paul Berlin and Billy Pilgrim -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 209 p.
Isbn
9780203387887
Isbn Type
(ebk.)
Lccn
2012035424
System control number
  • 4341283-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4341283
  • (Sirsi) i9780415811088

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