Honor

A History
Product Number: EB00647895
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781594033704
Publisher: Encounter Books
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Description

The importance of honor is present in the earliest records of civilization. Today, while it may still be an essential concept in Islamic cultures, in the West, honor has been disparaged and dismissed as obsolete. In this lively and authoritative book, James Bowman traces the curious and fascinating history of this ideal, from the Middle Ages through the Enlightenment and to the killing fields of World War I and the despair of Vietnam. Bowman reminds us that the fate of honor and the fate of morality and even manners are deeply interrelated. His book is an indispensable document in a time of growing concern about the erosion of values.

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Author(s): James Bowman
Original Publish Date: Apr 06, 2006

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