In this classic study, anthropologist and sociologist Harry Holbert Turney-High examines primitive war from the perspective of his own military experience in World War II. The result is an original, iconoclastic study that departed from the extant literature. Turney-High's analysis of the practice of primitive war focuses on organization. Weapons, he believed, were of secondary importance. Societies approached what he called the military horizon - the point at which war becomes civilized - only to the extent that they mastered social regimentation, discipline, and tactics. Below that horizon, in the bowels of primitive war, all was chaos and melee. This remarkably modern interpretation was years ahead of its time. It resonates with current anthropological concentration on social organization as opposed to external factors such as technology, environment, and climate. Turney-High synthesized the existing literature to discern the motives and attitudes that lie behind primitive war. His interests were wide-ranging and his grasp of the fundamental concepts unparalleled. The result is a rich, multifaceted analysis which has stood the test of time.
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Descripción University of South Carolina P, 1991. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P11087249196X
Descripción University of South Carolina Press, 1991. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M087249196X