The Ultimate Experience: Battlefield Revelations and the Making of Modern War Culture, 1450-2000

The Ultimate Experience: Battlefield Revelations and the Making of Modern War Culture, 1450-2000

ISBN: 0230536921

ISBN 13: 9780230536920

Publication Date: April 15, 2008

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Pages: 408

Format: Hardcover

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

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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.

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