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A darkling plain : stories of conflict and humanity during war / Kristen Renwick Monroe ; with Chloe Lampros-Monroe, Jonah Robnett Pellecchia.

Author/creator Monroe, Kristen Renwick, 1946- author.
Other author/creatorLampros-Monroe, Chloe, author.
Other author/creatorPellecchia, Jonah Robnett, author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Descriptionxi, 312 pages ; 24 cm
Subject(s)
Abstract "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN9781107034990 hardcover
ISBN110703499X hardcover
ISBN9781107690172 paperback
ISBN110769017X paperback
Standard identifier# 40024266332

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