War and Ethics in the Ancient Near East: Military Violence in Light of Cosmology and History (Beihefte Zur Zeitschrift Fur die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft)

The monograph considers the relationships of moral structures within the old close to East via a learn of battle in Judah, Israel and Assyria within the 8th and 7th centuries BCE. It argues universal cosmological and ideological outlook generated similarities in moral considering. In all 3 societies, the mythological traditions surrounding production replicate a robust connection among battle, kingship and the institution of order. Human kings´ army actions are legitimated via their id with this cosmic fight opposed to chaos, started by means of the divine king at production. army violence is thereby solid not just as morally tolerable yet as morally principal. Deviations from this viewpoint mirror phenomena: the protection of variable social views and the effect of historic adjustments on moral thinking.The study starts off the dialogue of historic close to jap ethics outdoors of Israel and Judah and fills a scholarly void through putting Israelite and Judahite ethics inside of this context, in addition to contributing methodologically to destiny examine in historic and comparative ethics.

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Missing in Action

By Dean Hughes

A boy confronts prejudice and intolerance during this amazing, “emotionally sincere coming-of-age tale” (Publishers Weekly) set at the American homefront in the course of global warfare II, from the acclaimed writer of Search and smash and Soldier Boys.

Dirty. Lazy. Good-for-nothing.

Jay Thacker is used to being referred to as names simply because his dad is part Navajo. yet he will get an opportunity at a brand new existence and a brand new id whilst he and his mother circulation to the small city of Delta, Utah, to dwell with Jay’s grandfather. In Delta, Jay can persuade all people, and even perhaps himself, that his dad—who is lacking in motion as he fights in WWII—is fairly a POW and armed forces hero, and never long past forever.

As the summer time wears on and Jay unearths himself becoming up a bit speedier than he anticipated, he learns to examine a few truths that had formerly been most unlikely to stand. Truths approximately his father; approximately Ken, his new buddy from the japanese internment camp close by; and approximately himself, too.

In this understated and relocating tale, Dean Hughes deals a glimpse on the offerings a boy needs to make as he comes to a decision what sort of guy he’ll at some point be.

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Flotsam: A Novel

From the liked writer of All Quiet at the Western entrance, Flotsam is a terrifying portrait of Europe because the Nazi shadow falls over the continent.
 
Political dissidents, Jews, clinical scholars, petty criminals: one of the millions of displaced people touring the unpaved roads of Europe, there are Steiner and Kern. either have aggravated officers for outstaying their two-week sojourn in Czechoslovakia. they usually needs to depart. now not that both has anywhere to move. no longer in 1939. but if a guy is led by way of a safeguard to the border of 1 state, he needs to attempt one other. until eventually he's escorted from that one too.
 
residing hand-to-mouth, promoting shoelaces and security pins for a few cents, Steiner and Kern locate that, remarkably, there are nonetheless pleasures available. Paris, for one; love, for an additional. For amid the heartless cruelty and cold-blooded legislation of the Nazi nation, there's nonetheless humanity and kindness. and there's incomparable pleasure in falling in love, surviving, and telling your tale so it's by no means forgotten.
 
“The global has a good author in Erich Maria Remarque. he's a craftsman of surely first rank, a guy who can bend language to his will. even if he writes of guys or of inanimate nature, his contact is delicate, company, and sure.”—The manhattan instances booklet Review

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The Last Full Measure: How Soldiers Die in Battle

By Michael Stephenson

In the back of each soldier’s demise lies a narrative. What mental and cultural pressures introduced him to his destiny? What lies—and truths—convinced him to march towards his demise? protecting struggle from prehistory throughout the cutting-edge, The final complete Measure tells those squaddies’ tales, finally taking pictures the adventure of conflict as few books ever have.
     In those pages, we march into conflict along the Greek phalanx and the medieval foot soldier. We pay attention gunpowder’s thunder within the slaughters of the Napoleonic period and the industrialized killing of the Civil battle, and draw back on the sleek, computerized horrors of either international Wars. ultimately, we witness the loss of life of 1 culture of “heroic” strive against and the development of one other within the wars of the trendy period, starting from Vietnam to America’s most recent involvements in Iraq and Afghanistan.
     Combining commanding prose, impeccable study, and a real sensitivity to the combatant’s plight, The final complete Measure is either a remarkably clean trip in the course of the annals of struggle and a strong tribute to the proverbial unknown soldier.

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The Commissar (Sven Hassel War Classics)

By Sven Hassel

A stunning perception into the brutalities confronted via traditional squaddies and the atrocities dedicated within the identify of survival.

Dispassionately we stared on the bloody scene. It had develop into a regular sight.

The twenty seventh Penal Regiment care not anything for Hitler's struggle. they struggle in simple terms to stick alive. yet then they discover the Soviet Army's greatest mystery. A Russian commissar has hidden 30 million money of gold someplace at the back of enemy strains.

In a madcap scheme, Porta agents a care for the commissar: loose passage for the Russians in go back for a proportion of the gold. to discover it, Sven and his comrades has to be ready to lie, thieve and move at the back of the strains of the lethal Russian army...

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OGPU Prison (Sven Hassel War Classics)

By Sven Hassel

The Russian makes use of his laptop pistol like a scythe. Feldwebel is still status for a fragment of a moment. The rain of bullets pours into him, making him twitch violently. He falls to the ground. The Russian grins. there's no doubt that he's having fun with himself.

Sven Hassel and his comrades are ordered to take O.G.P.U. criminal by any means they could, no matter if it capability killing the Russians with their naked palms.

Armed with flame-throwers and heavy artillery, the twenty seventh Penal Regiment plan their attack.

O.G.P.U. criminal is one among Sven Hassel's such a lot compulsively readable novels, packed with conflict scenes, written within the gritty kind that Hassel is popular for.

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Ground Warfare: An International Encyclopedia 3 volume set

Spanning the recorded heritage of flooring battle from antiquity to the Atomic Age, this three-volume authoritative reference paintings records it all―from generals to GIs, catapults to Kalashnikovs, historic Israel to post-Soviet Chechnya.

• 1,200+ distinct A–Z entries, cross-referenced for extra studying, chronicle each point of flooring battle all through history

• quite a few drawings, engravings, and diagrams depict every thing from Cyrus the II conquering Babylon to the conflict of Waterloo

• pictures exhibit leaders from Tito to T. E. Lawrence, guns, and battles reminiscent of Antietam

• Maps diversity from Alexander's empire to global battle II

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La Route des Flandres

By Claude Simon

Le capitaine de Reixach, abattu en mai forty par un parachutiste allemand, a-t-il délibérément cherché cette mort ? Un de ses cousins, Georges, basic cavalier dans le même régiment, cherche à découvrir los angeles vérité. Aidé de Blum, prisonnier dans le même camp, il interroge leur compagnon Iglésia qui fut jadis jockey de l’écurie Reixach. Après l. a. guerre, il finit par retrouver Corinne, los angeles jeune veuve du capitaine...

La course des Flandres est paru en 1960.

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Culloden 1746: The Highland Clans' Last Charge (Campaign)

By Peter Harrington

Culloden marked the tip of the final and maximum of the Jacobite adventures - the '45 uprising - during which the Highland clans challenged the facility of the Hanoverian King of britain. It was once at Culloden that Charles Edward Stuart's military used to be ultimately defeated. His drained Highlanders had little probability opposed to the regular infantry and heavy artillery fireplace of the English. Peter Harrington examines all features of the conflict, together with its historical past, the sooner Highlander victories, the boys and commanders of either side, and the bloodbath that happened in its aftermath.

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The Conquest of Saxony AD 782-785: Charlemagne's defeat of Widukind of Westphalia (Campaign)

By David Nicolle

Charlemagne's conquests grew to become the motive force in eu politics among the Muslim defeat at Poitiers and the Crusades. He dominates the army historical past of Medieval Europe in view that his empire spanned France, western Germany, and northerly Italy.

Charlemagne's conquest of the Saxons used to be the toughest fought and such a lot protracted of his wars. It concerned 18 campaigns unfold over 33 years, loads of lower-level combating and the most harsh ultimate peace payment that Charlemagne ever imposed upon a defeated foe. This was once additionally an important of all Charlemagne's struggle for the longer term course and personality of ecu historical past and, sarcastically, it additionally begun the lengthy strategy of uniting the German-speaking peoples.

Starting in 772 with a sequence of raids and incursions, the Carolingian crusade quickly took at the personality of a spiritual conquest, and should good were the foundation for the later crusades opposed to either Islam and pagan peoples of Prussia and Livonia. Following a chain of revolts and uprisings below the preferred Saxon chief Widukind, Charlemagne took the sector in my view within the years 782 to 785 and, via a sequence of pitched battles and smaller activities prior to eventually brining Widukind to heel in 785, consolidating Saxony as a part of the higher Carolingian Empire.

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