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Title:From Chivalry to Terrorism: War and the Changing Nature of Masculinity
Price:AUD$20.00 (about USD$13.20)
ISBN:0679450351
Item ID:LB00-258785
Quantity:1
Publisher:Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2003
Edition:First
Binding:Hardcover
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:Very Good
Alfred A. Knopf, 2003, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First

Manliness has always been linked to physical prowess and to war; indeed the warrior has been the archetypal man across countless cultures throughout time. In this magisterial excursion through literature, history, warfare, and sociology, one of our most prominent scholars tracks the complex relationship between the changing methods and goals of warfare and shifting models of manhood. This journey takes us from the citizen soldiers of ancient Greece to the medieval knights to the misogynistic terrorists of Al Qaeda. As he chronicles these transformations, Leo Braudy weighs the significance of everything from weapon technology to the hairstyles favored during different eras. He offers fresh insights on codes of war and codes of racial purity, and on cultural and historical figures from Socrates to Don Quixote to Napoleon to Custer to Rambo. Epic in scope and free of academic jargon, From Chivalry to Terrorism is a masterwork of scholarship that is both accessible and breathtakingly ambitious. 614 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Military; Military & Warfare; ISBN: 0679450351. ISBN/EAN: 9780679450351. Inventory No: 258785.
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