War and Peace in the Ancient World (Ancient World Comparative Histories) by Kurt A. Raaflaub

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Subjects:

  • War & defence operations,
  • World history: BCE to c 500 CE,
  • Military history, Ancient,
  • History - Military / War,
  • History,
  • Military,
  • Peace,
  • Ancient - General,
  • Military - General,
  • History / Military / General,
  • MILITARY HISTORY,
  • Civilization

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages385
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8406044M
ISBN 101405145269
ISBN 109781405145268

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The envoy then asked al Mu'izz to prolong the temporary peace which had hitherto existed between Byzantium and the Fatimids. Despite the fact that it was actually the Byzantines who had broken the original truce, al.

CONTENTS Notes on Contributors 1 Introduction: Searching for Peace in the Ancient World Kurt A. Raaflaub 2 Making War and Making Peace in Early China Robin D.

Yates 3 Ancient India: Peace Within and War Without Richard Salomon 4 Water under the Straw: Peace in Mesopotamia Benjamin R. Foster 5 Making, Preserving, and Breaking the Peace with the Hittite State Richard Beal 6 Conflict and. The absolute number of war deaths has been declining since In some years in the early post-war era, around half a million people died through direct violence in wars; in contrast, in the number of all battle-related deaths in conflicts involving at least one state The decline of the absolute number of battle deaths can be.

Notes: 1. From Michael Howard, The Invention of Peace (New Haven, ) 1, which emphasizes the truth of Maine's observation and the Enlightenment roots of the modern concept of peace and the value placed on it.

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The world is never going to revert to some peaceful state, and the decision to go to war will always bring with it multifaceted tragedy. Simon Worrall curates Book Talk. .

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