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Renaissance Military Memoirs : War, History and Identity, 1450-1600 - Yuval Noah Harari

Renaissance Military Memoirs

War, History and Identity, 1450-1600

Hardcover Published: 31st August 2004
ISBN: 9781843830641
Number Of Pages: 240

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This is a study of autobiographical writings of Renaissance soldiers. It outlines the ways in which they reflect Renaissance cultural, political and historical consciousness, with a particular focus on conceptions of war, history, selfhood and identity. A vivid picture of Renaissance military life and military mentality emerges, which sheds light on the attitude of Renaissance soldiers both towards contemporary historical developments such as the rise of the modern state, and towards such issues as comradeship, women, honor, violence, and death. Comparison with similar medieval and twentieth-century material highlights the differences in the Renaissance soldier's understanding of war and of human experience.

A fine monograph [...] well-organized and well-written. [...] Dr Harari is to be congratulated for a clear and effective treatment of a body of work which will surely spawn further research into the chimera of battlefield experience. DE RE MILITARI

Resting on a large corpus of evidence, carefully sifted and digested, it is informative and historiographically provocative. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW

Memoirists as eyewitnesses and individuals
Preliminary enquiry : the appearance of authors of protagonistsp. 25
Truth and eyewitnessingp. 27
Individualismp. 43
The reality of renaissance military memoirs
The experience of warp. 67
War as a phenomenon and an imagep. 90
Tangibility and abstractionp. 105
Things worthy of remembrance
Commemorationp. 111
Causalityp. 121
Effacing the difference between history and lifestoryp. 152
The politics of renaissance military memoirs
Noble independence and the politics of causalityp. 159
The politics of exclusionp. 175
Were renaissance military memoirs a novel phenomenon?p. 187
The memoiristsp. 196
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ISBN: 9781843830641
ISBN-10: 1843830647
Series: Warfare in History
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 31st August 2004
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.52