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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
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
NIC/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hassner, Ron E.
Dewey number
201/.7273
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL65.W2
LC item number
H38 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War
  • Soldiers
  • Soldiers
  • War
  • Religion
  • Politische Krise
  • Krieg
  • Religionskrieg
  • Krig
  • Soldater
  • Religiöst liv
  • War
  • Soldiers
Label
Religion on the battlefield, Ron E. Hassner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-215) 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
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
921868583
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9780801451072
Lccn
2015045361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)921868583
Label
Religion on the battlefield, Ron E. Hassner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-215) 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
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
921868583
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9780801451072
Lccn
2015045361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)921868583

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