Kelvin Smith Library celebrates scholarship at Case Western Reserve University by recognizing faculty authors in the Case School of Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences, and the Weatherhead School of Management who have written or edited books.
This volume comprises selected texts from nine warrior cultures, ancient and modern. The texts are organized around four questions: Why do the warriors fight? How do they fight? What brings them honor? and What brings them shame? It argues that the answers members of the warrior cultures give to these questions reveal a great deal about what their values really are; whether they believe in human rights and human dignity; their views on sacrifice, duty, and obligation; and their understanding of the meaning of life.