History

Is Honour History?

Honor: A History deals with a concept that once determined the self-perception of individuals and entire societies but is now in eclipse. James Bowman covers a lot of ground in explaining how this cultural revolution came about and offers a theory of civilisational decline (and possible renewal) formulated around the concept of honour, and how it was systematically undermined in the West by the forces of modern warfare, psychotherapy and militant forms of feminism. The book is divided into three parts. Part I develops the notion of honour that Bowman is using and illuminates it by comparing it to non-Western…

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