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The shield of Achilles : war, peace and the course of history

Author: Philip Bobbitt
Publisher: London : Allen Lane, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A reinterpretion of the history of the 20th century as a long war in which conditions of military confrontation or "cold" competition lasted from the outbreak of World War I until the dissolution of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Bobbitt
ISBN: 0713996161 9780713996166
OCLC Number: 59449191
Description: xxxii, 922 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Part 1 State of war: introduction - law, strategy and history; the Long War of the nation-state - Thucydides and the Epochal war, the struggle begun - Fascism, Communism, Parliamentarianism, 1914-1919, the struggle continued - 1919-1945, the struggle ended -1945-1990; a brief history of the modern state and its constitutional orders - strategy and the constitutional order, from princes to princely states - 1494-1648, from kingly states to territorial states - 1648-1776, from state-nations to nation-states - 1776-1914, the study of the modern state; the historic consequences of the Long War - the market-state, strategic choices, strategy and the market-state, the wars of the market-state - conclusion. Part 2 states of peace: introduction - the origin of international law in the constitutional order; the society of nation-states - Colonel House and a world made of law, the Kitty Genovese incident and the war in Bosnia, the death of the society of nation-states; a brief history of the society of states and the international order - peace and the international order, the Treaty of Augsburg, the peace of Westphalia, the Treaty of Utrecht, the Congress of Vienna, the Versailles Treaty, the peace of Paris; the society of market-states - challenges to the new international order, possible worlds, the coming age of war and peace, peace in the society of market-states - conclusion.
Responsibility: Philip Bobbitt.

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