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War and Peace in the Ancient World

Kurt A. Raaflaub

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Geisteswissenschaften, Kunst, Musik / Altertum

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This book is the first to focus on war and peace in the ancientworld from a global perspective. * * The first book to focus on war and peace in the ancientworld * Takes a global perspective, covering a large number of earlycivilizations, from China, India and West Asia, through theMediterranean to the Americas * Features contributions from nineteen distinguished scholars,all of whom are experts in their fields * Offers remarkable insights into the different ways in whichancient societies dealt with a common human challenge * Requires no prior historical knowledge, making it suitable fornon-specialists

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Geoff Harris, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban
"This volume brings together an unparalleled wealth of evidence. Itcombines close analysis of the workings of international relationswith generous quotation of sources which illuminate a staggeringvariety of attitudes to war and peace. Anyone who still believesthat the quest for peace is a modern phenomenon is in for asurprise. There is something fascinating and eye-opening here forevery reader." Hans van Wees, University College London <!--end--> "An outstanding collection of essays by an extraordinary groupof scholars from around the world. The depth and variety ofexpertise represented here is formidable. Required reading forstudents of war and diplomacy in antiquity." Barry Strauss, Cornell University, author of The Trojan War: ANew History "This volume is most valuable in that it broadensthe...perspective of most American historians of the ancientworld...always well-written, jargon-free andstimulating." New England Classical Journal "The contributions provide a diverse array of perspectiveson ancient warfare and peacemaking." Journal of Military History "Raaflaub succeeds in a fascinating tour of the mainissues and topics covered in the volume." Bryn Mawr Classical Review "An excellently written and utterly stimulating book. It hasbeen a delight and privilege to read it." Geoff Harris, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban "The great virtue of the volume is that ... the reader isnecessarily forced to confront the differences between the ancientand the modern." Polis"This volume brings together an unparalleled wealth of evidence. Itcombines close analysis of the workings of international relationswith generous quotation of sources which illuminate a staggeringvariety of attitudes to war and peace. Anyone who still believesthat the quest for peace is a modern phenomenon is in for asurprise. There is something fascinating and eye-opening here forevery reader." Hans van Wees, University College London <!--end--> "An outstanding collection of essays by an extraordinary groupof scholars from around the world. The depth and variety ofexpertise represented here is formidable. Required reading forstudents of war and diplomacy in antiquity." Barry Strauss, Cornell University, author of The Trojan War: ANew History "This volume is most valuable in that it broadensthe...perspective of most American historians of the ancientworld...always well-written, jargon-free andstimulating." New England Classical Journal "The contributions provide a diverse array of perspectiveson ancient warfare and peacemaking." Journal of Military History "Raaflaub succeeds in a fascinating tour of the mainissues and topics covered in the volume." Bryn Mawr Classical Review "An excellently written and utterly stimulating book. It hasbeen a delight and privilege to read it."
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Anthropologie, Classical Studies, Humanistische Studien, Ancient & Classical History, Anthropology, Antike u. klassische Geschichte