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Civilization and war

Author: Brett Bowden
Publisher: Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Civilization and war were born around the same time in roughly the same place - they have effectively grown up together. This challenges the belief that the more civilized we become, the less likely the resort to war to resolve differences and disputes. The related assumption that civilized societies are more likely to abide by the rules of war is also in dispute. Where does terrorism fit into debates about  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bowden, B.
Civilization and War.
Edward Elgar Publishing 2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brett Bowden
ISBN: 9781782545729 1782545727 1299700330 9781299700338
OCLC Number: 851155669
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Contents: Preface 1. Introduction 2. Civilization and Peace 3. Civilization and War 4. Civilization and Savagery 5. Civilization, War, and Terror 6. Us and Them at War 7. Civilizations at War? Bibliography Index
Responsibility: B. Bowden.

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In a succinct yet wide ranging survey of history and of ideas that calls in to question a number of conventional wisdoms, Civilization and War explores these issues and more whilst outlining the  Read more...

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