In this volume that contains the proceedings of a conference in Kerkrade (Netherlands) in July 2009, a whole series of war narratives has been analyzed, such as 1 Maccabees, Ben Sira, the Book of Judith, the Book of Chronicles, Esther.
Author: Jan Liesen
Publisher: de Gruyter
In biblical as well as in non-biblical texts war is a widespread theme often embedded in a narrative framework. In this volume that contains the proceedings of a conference in Kerkrade (Netherlands) in July 2009, a whole series of war narratives has been analyzed, such as 1 Maccabees, Ben Sira, the Book of Judith, the Book of Chronicles, Esther. Special attention is paid to the Scrolls of War from Qumran, to the concepts of Holy War and Divine Warrior, to Josephus and to war and peace in the Book of Psalms. Visions of peace are discussed in contributions that give attention to the Idea of Peace in Antiquity, to peace in Jewish Prayer, to the collocation ‛covenant of peace', as well as to specific passages in the books of Micha and Isaiah, and in the Gospel of Matthew.
The resolution of the ill-fated Melian leaders in Thucydides's fifth book can be
another cautionary tale about the disasters that follow ... within international
politics may reinforce the relations 106 | Between Specters of War and Visions of Peace.
Author: Gerald M. Mara
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Political Science
Since the beginning of the twenty-first century, recurring political violence at both state and non-state levels has eroded confidence in the progressively peaceful character of international relations, and has unsettled the parameters of political thought. Frames of peace and frames of war have, throughout Western thought, colored the questions that we ask about politics, the descriptions of the pragmatic and moral alternatives that we face, and the ideas and metaphors that we use at any given moment. These frames, as this book argues, also obscure too much of political life. Gerald M. Mara proposes, instead, a political philosophy that takes both war and peace seriously, and a style of theory committed to questioning rather than closure. He challenges two powerful currents in contemporary political philosophy: the verdict that "premodern" or "metaphysical" texts cannot speak to modern and postmodern societies and the insistence that all forms of political theory be some form of democratic theory. Mara reexamines seminal texts in the history of political theory, from Thucydides to Jacques Derrida, and from Machiavelli to Judith Butler, to examine how frames of reference of war and peace have structured both the writing of these texts, as well as interpretations of them. The result is not a linear history of ideas, but a series of conversations between them, and a democratic justification for moving beyond democratic theory.
Visions of peace abound in the Bible, and so do the language and tales of battle.
In this respect, the Bible is thoroughly at home in the modern world: a history
filled with visions of peace accompanying the reality of war bridges the distance ...
Author: Willard M. Swartley
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
One would think that peace, a term that occurs as many as one hundred times in the New Testament, would enjoy a prominent place in theology and ethics textbooks. Yet it is surprisingly absent. Willard Swartley's Covenant of Peace remedies this deficiency, restoring to New Testament theology and ethics the peace that many works have missed. In this comprehensive yet accessible book Swartley explicates virtually all of the New Testament, relating peace -- and the associated emphases of love for enemies and reconciliation -- to core theological themes such as salvation, christology, and the reign of God. No other work in English makes such a contribution. Swartley concludes by considering specific practices that lead to peacemaking and their place in our contemporary world. Retrieving a historically neglected element in the Christian message, Covenant of Peace confronts readers anew with the compelling New Testament witness to peace.
Reflections of an insane war—memories of his Viet Nam summer. We had never
talked seriously of the war before. He was a greenberet. His tales of insane
majors being fragged—all so unreal, all so adventurous. The killing, the men, the
Vision is at the core of religious motivation, and it is simultaneously an
indispensable element of peacemaking. ... days to tales about tsadikim and
gedole yisroel, masters of halakhic Judaism recognized and accepted by the
Author: Marc Gopin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The Intifada of 2000-2001 has demonstrated the end of an era of diplomacy in the Arab-Israeli conflict. The style of peacemaking of the Olso Accords has been called into question by the facts on the ground. Elite forms of peacemaking that do not embrace the basic needs of average people on all sides are bound to fail. The complete neglect of deeper cultural and religious systems in the peace process is now apparent, as is the role that this neglect has played in the failure of the process. Building on his earlier book, Between Eden and Armageddon, Gopin provides a detailed blueprint of how the religious traditions in question can become a principal asset in the search for peace and justice. He demonstrates how religious people can be the critical missing link in peacemaking, and how the incorporation of their values and symbols can unleash a new dynamic that directly addresses basic issues of ethics, justice, and peace. Gopin's analysis of the theoretical, theological, and political planes shows us what has been achieved thus far, as well as what must be done next in order to ensure effective final settlement negotiations and secure, sovereign, democratic countries for both peoples.
World War II in Popular Literature and Culture M. Paul Holsinger, Mary Anne
Schofield. for the last time ... Plot , Point of View , and Character Development
These are good stories , intrinsically interesting tales well - told . Their basic ...
The story ' s long midsection could be graphed as a fever chart with a sharp
escalation just before the American troops arrive to break the fever and bring a
return to peace .
Author: M. Paul Holsinger
Publisher: Popular Press
Category: Social Science
For Americans World War II was “a good war,” a war that was worth fighting. Even as the conflict was underway, a myriad of both fictional and nonfictional books began to appear examining one or another of the raging battles. These essays examine some of the best literature and popular culture of World War II. Many of the studies focus on women, several are about children, and all concern themselves with the ways that the war changed lives. While many of the contributors concern themselves with the United States, there are essays about Great Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Poland, Russia, and Japan.
Thus, the older veterans of old wars have little to teach in the sense of the direct
projection of their past experiences. Second, there is the special role of the
imagination in supplying visions of what is not actually the case. Imagination
fuels ... We can tentatively grasp this in terms of a paradigmatic tale in which the
city is besieged, poor, and in disarray, because of the absence of a defender. The
Author: Fred van Houten
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Can a Baby Be an Enemy? Our world is in a deep, prolonged crisis. The threat of global nuclear war, the chronic condition of local wars, the imperilled environment, and mass star vation are among the major forms this crisis takes. The dangers of massive overkill, overexploitation of the environment, and overpopulation are well known, but surprisingly little has been said about their potential interac tions, their bearing upon each other. If there were to be a nuclear confronta tion between today's superpowers, it might not take place in today's world, but in a far less friendly habitat, such as the world may be some decades hence. And it need hardly be added that the era of this particular super power configuration may be waning rapidly, its place to be taken by other international arrangements not necessarily less threatening. To understand and cope with our situation we need correspondingly serious reflection. This volume forms a welcome part of that process. Un avoidably, a large part of our thinking about the issues of human survival must be oriented to physical and biological aspects of the total danger. But it has not escaped the authors of this book that, coupled with these aspects, there are profound psychological dangers, such as loss of the sense of futu rity, moral deterioration, and a fatalistic decline in the will to struggle to protect our home, the Earth.
Candy-Wrapped Kalashnikovs and Other War Stories Anna Badkhen ... hills like
a swatch of red-and-white lace, even from this spot almost thirty miles away,
Jerusalem tells a tale of two cities entrenched in their contrasting visions of the
Author: Anna Badkhen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Travel books bring us to places. War books bring us to tragedy. This book brings us to one woman’s travels in war zones: the locals she met, the compassion they scraped from catastrophe, and the food they ate. Peace Meals is a true story about conflict and food. It illustrates the most important lesson Anna Badkhen has observed as a journalist: war can kill our friends and decimate our towns, but it cannot destroy our inherent decency, generosity, and kindness—that which makes us human. Badkhen writes: There is more to war than the macabre—the white-orange muzzle flashes during a midnight ambush . . . the scythes of shrapnel whirling . . . like lawnmower blades spun loose; the tortured and the dead. There are also the myriad brazen, congenial, persistent ways in which life in the most forlorn and violent places on earth shamelessly reasserts itself. Of those, sharing a meal is one of the most elemental. No other book about war has looked at the search for normalcy in conflict zones through the prism of food. In addition to the events that dominate the news today—the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq—Peace Meals also bears witness to crises that are less often discussed: the conflict in Chechnya, the drought cycle in East Africa, the failed post-Soviet states, the Palestinian intifada. Peace Meals focuses on day-to-day life, describing not just the shocking violence but also the beauty that continues during wartime: the spring flowers that bloom in the crater hollowed by an air-to-surface missile, the lapidary sanctuary of a twelfth-century palace besieged by a modern battle, or a meal a tight-knit family shares in the relative safety of their home as a firefight rages outside. It reveals how one war correspondent’s professional choices are determined not only by her opinion of which story is important but also by the instinctive comparisons she, a young mother, makes each time she meets children in war zones; by her intrinsic sense of guilt for leaving her family behind as she goes off to her next dangerous assignment; and, quite prosaically—though not surprisingly—by her need to eat. Wherever Badkhen went, she broke bread with the people she wrote about, and the simple conversations over these meals helped her open the door into the lives of strangers. Sometimes dinner was bread and a fried egg in a farmer’s hut, or a packet of trail mix in the back of an armored humvee. Sometimes it was a lavish, four-course meal at the house of a local warlord, or a plate of rice and boiled meat at a funeral tent. Each of these straightforward acts of humanity tells a story. And these stories, punctuated by recipes from these meals, form Peace Meals. Following Badkhen’s simple instructions, readers will taste what made life in these tormented places worth living.
Various other publications appeared in 1915 and 1916 , while the various stories
and opinions held the public imagination to a remarkable degree . Few of ... Here
, at a relatively optimistic stage of the war , were seen the ' Peace Angels ' .
JOHN CLENDENNING VISIONS OF WAR AND VERSIONS OF MANHOOD "e"
Aliways the ironist, Stephen Crane cannot be pinpointed, efined, ... The “
grandiloquence” of Crane's famous tale of survival is called into question by the
Nancy Huston, “Tales of War and Tears of Women,” Women's Studies
International Forum (1982), 5(3/4): 271–282. 62. ... See, e.g., Linda Basch, “
Human Security, Globalization, and Feminist Visions,” Peace Review (2004), 16(
1) : 5–12; Heidi ...
Author: Laura Sjoberg
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Political Science
Laura Sjoberg positions gender and gender subordination as key factors in the making and fighting of global conflict. Through the lens ofgender, she examines the meaning, causes, practices, and experiences of war, building a more inclusive approach to the analysis of violent conflict between states. Considering war at the international, state, substate, and individual levels, Sjoberg's feminist perspective elevates a number of causal variables in war decision-making. These include structural gender inequality, cycles of gendered violence, state masculine posturing, the often overlooked role of emotion in political interactions, gendered understandings of power, and states' mistaken perception of their own autonomy and unitary nature.Gendering Global Conflict also calls attention to understudied spaces that can be sites of war, such as the workplace, the household, and even the bedroom. Her findings show gender to be a linchpin of even the most tedious and seemingly bland tactical and logistical decisions in violent conflict. Armed with that information, Sjoberg undertakes the task of redefining and reintroducing critical readings of war's political, economic, and humanitarian dimensions, developing the beginnings of a feminist theory of war.
One of the more unusual Joan of Arc documents born of the First World War is a
short, quirky book that was apparently self-published in 1926 by one William Paul
Yancey titled The Soldier Virgin of France: A Message of World Peace by a
Soldier of the A.E.F. ... is loaded with appeals to logic, proof, and truth in a
narrative that weaves George Washington and Theodore Roosevelt into the
Author: Robin Blaetz
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Category: Literary Collections
Representations of Joan of Arc have been used in the United States for the past two hundred years, appearing in advertising, cartoons, popular song, art, criticism, and propaganda. The presence of the fifteenth-century French heroine in the cinema is particularly intriguing in relation to the role of women during wartime. Robin Blaetz argues that a mythic Joan of Arc was used during the First World War to cast a medieval glow over an unpopular war, but that she only appeared after the Second World War to encourage women to abandon their wartime jobs and return to the home. In Visions of the Maid, Blaetz examines three pivotal films -- Cecil B. DeMille's 1916 Joan the Woman, Victor Fleming's 1948 Joan of Arc, and Otto Preminger's 1957 Saint Joan -- as well as addressing a broad array of popular culture references and every other film about the heroine made or distributed in the United States. Blaetz is particularly concerned with issues of gender and the ways in which Joan of Arc's androgyny, virginity, and sacrificial victimhood were evoked in relation to the evolving roles of women during war throughout the twentieth century.
He brackets out of his official narrative stories of individual action in war . ...
enemy who refused to stick to the chivalric decorum of war ; von Dewitz manages
to avenge this breach with his last gasp and having restored justice - to die in peace .
Author: Scott D. Denham
Publisher: Herbert Lang Et Company Ag
Combatants' experiences of war changed radically during the Great War, yet combatant writers before and after the modern ordeal of total war show unexpected similarities in their representations of battle. By concentrating on the popular writings of Detlev von Liliencron, Walter Flex, August Stramm, and Ernst Junger, while situating these authors in the broad context of war literature in general between 1866 and 1933, this literary history shows how authors' literary expressions of their own combat experiences demonstrate varying degrees of aesthetic and ideological coherence. This study provides a much needed literary historical foundation for the many readings of Weimar-era war literature."
... large with promise hope maybe, By futurevisions cast, Our memoried thoughts
will yearn to see The happy little past. ... Tim of the Talesthey call me, With a
welcome heart and hand; But littlethey holdmy brother For all his cattleand land.
W. has for centuries been central to the unconstrained vision and peripheral to
the constrained vision, ... has remained characteristic of the unconstrained vision:
“Many people think that the best way to escape war is to dwell upon its ... They fill
their ears with tales of carnage. ... 30 Neville Chamberlain, In Search of Peace, p.
The subtitle tells us all we need to know about the contents, and the publisher's reputation tells us the rest ... beautifully compiled ... with thorough subject, title and author indexes. Reference Reviews It's surprising how quickly a new reference can come to seem essential when it brings together previously uncompiled information. Such is the case with this guide... Reference & Research Book News I find this book an excellent collection development tool that renders its rivals obsolete ... I have used it several times to get patrons on the right track for their reading wants and needs. Wilson Library Bulletin Based on positive reviews from respected sources (Library Journal, Booklist, Choice, The New Yorker, The New York Times Books Review, Atlantic, Time, Newsweek and others), this cornerstone resource gives you all the information you need to evaluate, choose and order any of more than 10,000 ESSENTIAL books for your collection. Best Books for Public Libraries divides titles into two parts: fiction (by genre) and nonfiction (by Dewey Decimal classes). Entries identify award winners, best-sellers, and large-type editions, in addition to providing the title, author, publication date, publisher, price, edition, ISBN, a brief annotation, and citations for published reviews.
Chapter 5 Hard Numbers, Hard Cases, Hard Decisions: Politics and Future-War
Fiction in America In the very instant that Wells' proleptic nightmare vision of ...
targets, America finishes the fight by devastating the Japanese homeland using a
huge aircraft called a 'Peacemaker. ... dogs of America's international policy were
being wagged by the 'tales' of future-war fiction they had imbibed in earlier days.
Author: Charles E. Gannon
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Literary Criticism
RECRUITED: A crack team of cover agents. Word is out to ex-Marine sniper Charlie Dean and his team of the National Security Agency: Infiltrate the highest stratum of Peruvian political power and derail a renegade general from acing an election. All Dean has to do is find a way inside an impenetrable bank vault protected by armed guards round the clock–it’s all in a day’s work for the men and women of Deep Black. ENGAGED: A violent political coup But things get complicated when Dean and company discover the renegade general’s second plot. The military madman’s ruse—a nuclear weapon he claims is in the hands of Marxist guerillas, a bomb that only he can rescue…and control. IGNITED: A devastating terrorist plot. When the general and his plot are exposed, the NSA concludes the greatest threat is over. But in fact, it’s only just beginning…
... works—that is, how the fanciful extrapolations of many sf tales were inspired/
informed by the real-life scientific prototypes of their time. ... Although the war-
weary populations of Europe and the United States looked forward to an era of peace following the 1914–18 cataclysm, no sooner had the ink dried on the
Versailles Treaty than the phrase “the next war” entered into common parlance (
Author: Arthur B. Evans
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Vintage Visions is a seminal collection of scholarly essays on early works of science fiction and its antecedents. From Cyrano de Bergerac in 1657 to Olaf Stapledon in 1937, this anthology focuses on an unusually broad range of authors and works in the genre as it emerged across the globe, including the United States, Russia, Europe, and Latin America. The book includes material that will be of interest to both scholars and fans, including an extensive bibliography of criticism on early science fiction—the first of its kind—and a chronological listing of 150 key early works. Before Dr. Strangelove, future-war fiction was hugely popular in nineteenth-century Great Britain. Before Terminator, a French author depicted Thomas Edison as the creator of the perfect female android. These works and others are featured in this critical anthology. Contributors include Paul K. Alkon, Andrea Bell, Josh Bernatchez, I. F. Clarke, William J. Fanning Jr., William B. Fischer, Allison de Fren, Susan Gubar, Rachel Haywood Ferreira, Kamila Kinyon, Stanislaw Lem, Patrick A. McCarthy, Sylvie Romanowski, Nicholas Ruddick, and Gary Westfahl.
The Tales of Alvin Maker 911 First published : Seventh Son ( 1987 ) , Red
Prophet continues . ... In the city , Margaret becomes refined and edua vision of peace and works against personal and cosmic cated , hoping for the day when
she can help ... MarIn Red Prophet , Alvin tastes the bitterness of war garet writes
to Alvin warning him of Calvin ' s treachery between Reds ( Native Americans )
and whites ...
Author: T. A. Shippey
Publisher: Salem PressInc
Category: Literary Criticism
"These four volumes cover 791 books or series, 238 of them published during the 1980s and 1990s. the entries are 1,000 words long for single books and 1,500 for series, with a one-sentence summary beginning each entry followed by bibliographical information ... Volume 4 contains an extensive bibliography of critical works on science fiction and fantasy, a list of major award winners, a genre index." Booklist.