Magic and Warfare

Wlodarczyk argues that the use of magic in warfare can be understood, not as an illustration of how Africa’s reality is qualitatively different from the West’s, but as appropriate and logical.

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Author: Nathalie Wlodarczyk

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0230621023

Category: Education

Page: 188

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This study explores the roles played by magic in contemporary African warfare, specifically through the case of Sierra Leone, to assess its impact on behaviour in conflict. In the last two decades, rituals designed to imbue people with supernatural power and make them immune to enemy fire have been seen on post-Cold War battlefields across Africa. Wlodarczyk argues that the use of magic in warfare can be understood, not as an illustration of how Africa’s reality is qualitatively different from the West’s, but as appropriate and logical. Here, a conceptual framework is suggested for analysing culturally alien practices more broadly, to inform approaches to civilian and military intervention not only in Africa but in conflict theatres around the world.

Magic and Warfare

This study explores the roles played by magic in contemporary African warfare, specifically through the case of Sierra Leone, to assess its impact on behaviour in conflict.

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Author: N. Wlodarczyk

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230103344

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

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This study explores the roles played by magic in contemporary African warfare, specifically through the case of Sierra Leone, to assess its impact on behaviour in conflict. A conceptual framework is suggested for analysing culturally alien practices more broadly and to inform approaches to civilian and military intervention.

Magical Warfare 2

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Author: You Ibuki

Publisher: KADOKAWA

ISBN: PKEY:04000000A04544000000

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

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Takeshi and friends live their ordinary lives as real magicians in a world of decay. As students of Subaru Magical Institute, they practice magic and prepare themselves for war with the Ghost Trailers. And in the middle of it all, relationships between Takeshi, Mui, and Kurumi start to get rocky!

Studies in Witchcraft Magic War and Peace in Africa

What is remarkable about the cases selected for discussion and illustration
regarding the role of religion , including magic and witchcraft in African Warfare -
( eighteenth century Maroon wars in Jamaica , nineteenth century Akan ( Asante
 ...

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Author: Beatrice Nicolini

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000116864269

Category: History

Page: 383

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This collection of essays offers opportunities towards a better understanding of African societies and their historical role in numerous political and military conflicts, and also within peace-building processes. This book broadens the focus from invocations of the supernatural in military and political mobilizations to rituals of healing in post-conflict societies.

Justice and Warfare in Aboriginal Australia

... his view marks the transition between “death penalty” (ordinary murder) on the
one hand and feud and war on the other. ... have married within the forbidden
degrees of relationship; the other is very quarrelsome and strong in magic and
has ...

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Author: Christophe Darmangeat

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781793632326

Category: Social Science

Page: 290

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Meticulously examining ethnographic sources, Christophe Darmangeat argues that warfare among Australian Aborigines was mostly an extension of their judicial systems. He demonstrates how violent conflict occurred when circumstances prohibited regulated proceedings.

A History of the warfare of science with theology in Christendom v 1

Magicians were held to be active agents of these dethroned gods , and this
persuasion was strengthened by sundry old practitioners in the art of magic -
impostors who pretended to supernatural powers , and who made use of old rites
and ...

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Author: Andrew Dickson White

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:24502486425

Category:

Page:

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MAGIC and ULTRA in the China Burma India Theater

During the war , SIGINT was defined as " interception of enemy or neutral
communication and radio transmissions , and their solution . . . ( and the resulting
intelligence . " " War Department Regulations Governing the Dissemination and ...

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Author: Stephen K. Fitzgerald

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015037701805

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 76

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The United States broke the Japanese diplomatic cipher "Purple," code-named "MAGIC," prior to Pearl Harbor. Decoding success with the various Japanese military codes, code-named "ULTRA," was not achieved until 1943. MAGIC and military (as distinct from naval) ULTRA were the responsibility of the U.S. Army. All MAGIC and ULTRA decrypts were shared with the British. MAGIC and ULTRA were made available to major commanders in the China-Burma-India Theater as they became available. This study makes use of the official U.S. Army history of the theater, intelligence histories, the daily "Magic Summaries," and ULTRA material to examine the operational use of MAGIC and ULTRA. The study focuses on the Second Burma and North Burma Campaigns while making observations about the Salween Campaign and the British defense of India. The study concludes that neither ULTRA nor MAGIC were able to consistently fathom Japanese intentions in Burma and that the ultimate importance of MAGIC and ULTRA was to confirm intelligence obtained from other sources. Nevertheless, as the war went on, ULTRA revealed more and more of Japanese operational goals.

Malay Magic

In the Malay Peninsula, at least in the States which are under British protection,
offensive weapons are seldom worn now-a-days except on State occasions and
for purely ceremonial purposes; and warfare, it may be hoped, is now a thing of ...

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Author: Walter William Skeat

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433061819128

Category: Folklore, Malayan

Page: 685

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Malay Magic Being an Introduction to the Folklore and Popular Religion of the Malay Peninsula

In the Malay Peninsula , at least in the States which are under British protection ,
offensive weapons are seldom worn now - a - days except on State occasions
and for purely ceremonial purposes ; and warfare , it may be hoped , is now a
thing ...

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Author: Walter William Skeat

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015024469523

Category: Folk literature, Malay

Page: 685

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Cash Cropping Catholicism and Change

It is to the abolition of warfare and the virtual 'demotion' of warrior-chiefs that
informants attribute the introduction of sorcery to Kuni: Before the ... So also the
Maimai went to Fuyughe and got mino [sympathetic and contagious magic].
Before ...

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Author: Olga Gostin

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015034362205

Category: Agriculture

Page: 170

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No Magic Bullet

In No Magic Bullet , I reviewed the intense debates about the regulation of
prostitution in the context of military discipline and war . The differences among
the allied nations in World War I , for example , pointed to important cultural
differences ...

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Author: Allan M. Brandt

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190863425

Category: History

Page: 344

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From Victorian anxieties about syphilis to the current hysteria over herpes and AIDS, the history of venereal disease in America forces us to examine social attitudes as well as purely medical concerns. In No Magic Bullet, Allan M. Brandt recounts the various medical, military, and public health responses that have arisen over the years--a broad spectrum that ranges from the incarceration of prostitutes during World War I to the establishment of required premarital blood tests. Brandt demonstrates that Americans' concerns about venereal disease have centered around a set of social and cultural values related to sexuality, gender, ethnicity, and class. At the heart of our efforts to combat these infections, he argues, has been the tendency to view venereal disease as both a punishment for sexual misconduct and an index of social decay. This tension between medical and moral approaches has significantly impeded efforts to develop "magic bullets"--drugs that would rid us of the disease--as well as effective policies for controlling the infections' spread. In this 35th anniversary edition of No Magic Bullet, Brandt reflects on recent scholarship, the persistence of sexually transmitted diseases, and the trajectory of the HIV epidemic, as they have informed contemporary conceptions of biomedicine and global health.

A History of Magic and Experimental Science The first thirteen centuries of our era

He wonders why such herbs have never been employed in Roman warfare or
Italian drainage. Pliny's only objection to magic herbs therefore seems to be the
excessive powers which are claimed for some of them. lXXII, 29. 5 XXV, 5. XX, 30
. e ...

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Author: Lynn Thorndike

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231087942

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1036

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Vols. 1-2 concern the first 13 centuries of the Christian era; vols. 3-4, the 14th and 15th centuries, vols. 5-6, the 16th century, and vols. 7-8, the 17th century.

The Warfare of Science

old missile , which , with the epithets “ infidel ” and “ atheist , ” has decided the
fate of so many battles —the charge of magic and compact with Satan . He
defended himself with a most unfortunate weapon — a weapon which exploded
in his ...

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Author: Andrew Dickson White

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105046763228

Category: Religion and science

Page: 151

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A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom From miracles to medicine The early and sacred theories of disease Growth of legends of healing The life of Xavier as a typical example The Mediaeval miracles of healing check medical science The attribution of disease to satanic influence Pastoral medicine holds back scientific effort Theological opposition to anatomical studies New beginnings of medical science Theological discouragement of medicine Fetich cures under Protestantism The royal touch The scientific struggle for anatomy Theological opposition to inoculation vaccination and the use of anaesthetics Final breaking away of the theological theory in medicine

Magic was so common a charge that many physicians seemed to believe it
themselves . In the tenth century Gerbert , afterward known as Pope Sylvester II ,
was at once suspected of sorcery when he showed a disposition to adopt
scientific ...

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Author: Andrew Dickson White

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015071628064

Category: Religion and science

Page:

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Journal of the American Oriental Society

The use of magic is properly a subdivision of the general system of war . It
belongs originally to the demons , and is an unfailing concomitant of demon
warfare . * Such magic is literally illusion . It was then but a step to confer this
power on the ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: BML:37001200155021

Category:

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The Social and Military Position of the Ruling Caste in Ancient India as Represented by the Sanscrit Epic

The use of magic is properly a subdivision of the general system of war . It
belongs originally to the demons , and is an unfailing concomitant of demon
warfare . * Such magic is literally “ illusion . It was then but a step to confer this
power on the ...

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Author: Edward W. Hopkins

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4510292

Category: Caste

Page: 376

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Magic and Divination in Ancient Palestine and Syria

It combines the insights of the Old Testament with the data available from Phoenician and the older Ugaritic texts. It traces the links both historically and archaeologically.

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Author: Ann Jeffers

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004105131

Category: History

Page: 276

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This publication is a detailed study of magical and divinatory practices in the Ancient Near East, particularly in Palestine and Syria. It combines the insights of the Old Testament with the data available from Phoenician and the older Ugaritic texts. It traces the links both historically and archaeologically.

Magic and the Millennium

hostilities between Indians and Americans , who were steadily seizing Indian
lands , persisted for some seventy further years , and these were wars — not
outbursts into military action of millennialist dreams . War continued to be
supported by ...

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Author: Bryan R. Wilson

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: UOM:39015003532523

Category: Cults

Page: 547

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Thirty-nine folktales from the Tartar region of Russia.

A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom

... beliefs , and even phrases regarding the Creation , astronomy , geography ,
magic , medicine , diabolical influences , with a multitude of other ideas , which
we also find coming into early Judaism in greater or less degree from Chaldean
and ...

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Author: Andrew Dickson White

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101047125917

Category: Religion and science

Page:

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A History of the warfare of science with theology in Christendom v 2

... beliefs , and even phrases regarding the Creation , astronomy , geography ,
magic , medicine , diabolical influences , with a multitude of other ideas , which
we also find coming into early Judaism in greater or less degree from Chaldean
and ...

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Author: Andrew Dickson White

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:24502486433

Category:

Page:

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