For millennia, war was viewed as a supreme test. In the period 1750-1850 war became much more than a test: it became a secular revelation. This new understanding of war as revelation completely transformed Western war culture, revolutionizing politics, the personal experience of war, the status of common soldiers, and the tenets of military theory.
The Ultimate Experience: Battlefield Revelations and the Making of Modern War Culture, 1450-2000
ISBN 13: 9780230536920
Publication Date: April 15, 2008
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
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