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© 2009

Enduring Military Boredom

From 1750 to the Present

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Bård Mæland, Paul Otto Brunstad
    Pages 1-8
  3. Bård Mæland, Paul Otto Brunstad
    Pages 9-65
  4. Bård Mæland, Paul Otto Brunstad
    Pages 66-77
  5. Bård Mæland, Paul Otto Brunstad
    Pages 78-109
  6. Bård Mæland, Paul Otto Brunstad
    Pages 110-143
  7. Bård Mæland, Paul Otto Brunstad
    Pages 144-173
  8. Bård Mæland, Paul Otto Brunstad
    Pages 174-185
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 186-207

About this book

Introduction

It is often said that war is 5% horror and 95% boredom. In this sense, military boredom is historically enduring as well as personally enduring for the soldiers who have to endure it. This book contributes to a deeper understanding – historically, empirically and theoretically – of the complex phenomenon of boredom in a military context.

Keywords

Afghanistan bibliography history history of literature military history present understanding

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mission and TheologyNorway
  2. 2.Norwegian DefenceNorway

About the authors

BÅRD MÆLAND is Professor of Systematic Theology at the School of Mission and Theology, Stavanger, Norway, and is founding editor of the Journal of Military Ethics. He worked for many years as a chaplain and researcher at the Norwegian Military Academy, and also served with the Norwegian UN battalion in South Lebanon. In 2004 he published a book on the morality of young Norwegian officers serving in Kosovo, Wounded Idealism.
 
PAUL OTTO BRUNSTAD serves as a researcher to the Chaplaincy, Norwegian Defence. He was previously Associate Professor at the Norwegian Teachers Academy and then an instructor and chaplain to the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy. He has published two previous books: Melancholy of Victory and Prudent Leadership between Vices and Virtues.

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