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A Darkling Plain: Stories of Conflict and Humanity During War

Kristen Renwick Monroe (University of California-Irvine) ; with Chloe Lampros-Monroe (Bryn Mawr College), Jonah Robnett Pellecchia (Cornell University)
Format
Book
Published
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Language
English
ISBN
9781107034990 (hardback), 110703499X (hardback), 9781107690172 (paperback), 110769017X (paperback)
Summary
"How do people maintain their humanity during wars? Despite its importance, this question receives scant scholarly attention, perhaps because war is overwhelming. The generally accepted belief is that wars bring out the worst in us, pitting one against another. "War is hell, " William Tecumseh Sherman famously noted, and even "just" wars are massively destructive and inhumane. Since ethics is concerned with discovering what takes us to a morally superior place, one conducive to betterment and happiness- studying what helps people survive wartime trauma thus becomes an extremely valuable enterprise. A Darkling Plain fills an important scholarly void, analyzing wartime stories that reveal much about our capacity to process trauma, heal wounds, reclaim lost spirits, and derive meaning and purpose from the most horrific of personal events"--
Description
xi, 312 pages ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and (pages 299-303) index.
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