Read more Read less. Review "This book will read with pleasure by specialists and military history buffs alike Gann, The International History Review "O'Connell, a man with impressive credentials as a defense analyst, disarmament negotiator, and historian, has produced a challenging, interdisciplinary study of the historical relationship between culture, weapons technology, and warfare.
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Particularly good on intelligence, communications, and decision-making in the electronic and nuclear age. Graebner, University of Virginia "Stimulating A lucid and well-written account of how weapons and warfare have changed over the millennia. The particular insight which distinguishes Mr. O'Connell's work from others is his examination of human belligerence from a perspective normally reserved for anthropologists and biologists.
Adaptable to either a history of a Western culture class. No customer reviews. Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. December 14, - Published on Amazon. As part of the Ph. My job was interesting, and my background provided me with some useful perspectives on the present course of arms. Nevertheless, the two never really came together in a way which took full advantage of the insights I believed lay fallow in the field of military history.
Yet now, armed with Mike's suggestion, I thought I saw a means to this end. It was clear that weapons were very old and that the military profession was a highly traditional one. It also stood to reason that the accumulated rituals of military life would have been deeply conditioned by the succession of arms, and that contemporary weapons choice should logically be an extension of this condition. Technology might appear dominant. Yet culture was subtle and pervasive.
Therefore it made sense to go to the very origins of these phenomena, and begin reconstructing the matrix of thought and action from which weapons have sprung.
Much of what I found surprised me. And the conclusions I have reached are far from what I might have anticipated.
Yet at my journey's end, I do have the sense that I have been on the right track, and that my work will serve as a useful guidepost to those who venture onward. Meanwhile along the way I have accumulated numerous debts of gratitude. Although I can never repay most of those who helped me, I can at least thank them. First I want to acknowledge a few scholars whose work had a particular. Ink name and address on first front end paper.
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A history of weapons in Western civilisation. As the front fold over panel blurb states , there is often a " Age toning of the textblock edges. The book has been over opens between pages through to , consequently, that section of the text is not flush with the rest. A little rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and panels with stunning of the fold over panels. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Please refer to accompanying picture s. Quantity Available: 1. ISBN: Inventory No: Oxford University Press, New York, Hardcover Original Cloth.