These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: The General
The Stirling/Drake novel:
Values Dissonance: Nobody seems to have much of a problem with looting, rape and enslavement. Well, a couple of female characters are saved from rape, but those are the exception not the rule.
It's supposed to be roughly equivalent to the 6th century in the Mediterranean and Near East. Why should anyone have any problem with those things? It would be grossly anachronistic.