From War to Peace

From War to Peace Author Kent D. Shifferd
ISBN-10 9780786485239
Release 2011-02-21
Pages 240
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The world’s first peace organizations emerged in the 19th century and since that time, anti-war activism has progressed rapidly. This illuminating book presents a realistic analysis of the extent to which the war system has infiltrated all aspects of Western culture and how it works to perpetuate war rather than promote peace. Additionally, the text describes the historically recent and still evolving parallel system of peace institutions. The values and ideas that have grown out of peace activism offer a very real opportunity to outlaw war in the coming century just as slavery was abolished in the 19th century. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.



War and Peace in Ancient and Medieval History

War and Peace in Ancient and Medieval History Author Philip de Souza
ISBN-10 9781139469487
Release 2008-03-13
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This is a major study of the ideas and practices involved in the making and breaking of peace treaties and truces from Classical Greece to the time of the Crusades. Leading specialists on war and peace in ancient and medieval history examine the creation of peace agreements, and explore the extent to which their terms could be manipulated to serve the interests of one side at the other's expense. The chapters discuss a wide range of uses to which treaties and other peace agreements were put by rulers and military commanders in pursuit of both individual and collective political aims. The book also considers the wider implications of these issues for our understanding of the nature of war and peace in the ancient and medieval periods. This broad-ranging account includes chapters on ancient Persia, the Roman and Byzantine Empires, Anglo-Saxon England and the Vikings.



War Peace and Human Nature

War  Peace  and Human Nature Author Douglas P. Fry
ISBN-10 9780199858996
Release 2013-04-25
Pages 562
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In War, Peace, and Human Nature, editor Doug Fry brings together leading experts in human behavioral ecology, and evolutionary biology, archeology, anthropology, and primatology to answer fundamental questions about conflict and human nature in an evolutionary context.



Ecology of War Peace

Ecology of War   Peace Author Tom H. Hastings
ISBN-10 0761817883
Release 2000
Pages 142
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How do mobilization for war and the actual war effort affect the environment? How do ecological conditions encourage war? What are possible, non-violent solutions to the ecological- conflict dynamic? Ecology of War & Peace attempts to answer these questions in readable prose with an unapologetic bias toward non-violence.



War and Peace

War and Peace Author Leo Tolstoy
ISBN-10 9780199232765
Release 2010-10-14
Pages 1350
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Tolstoy's epic masterpiece intertwines the lives of private and public individuals during the time of the Napoleonic wars and the French invasion of Russia. In this revised and updated version of the definitive and highly acclaimed Maude translation, Tolstoy's genius and the power of his prose are made newly available to the contemporary reader.



Krieg und Frieden

Krieg und Frieden Author Leo N. Tolstoi
ISBN-10 3738780394
Release 2014-12-07
Pages 688
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Krieg und Frieden has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Krieg und Frieden also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Krieg und Frieden book for free.



Krieg und Frieden

Krieg und Frieden Author Lev N. Tolstoj
ISBN-10 3446235752
Release 2010
Pages 1182
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Der breit angelegte Roman schildert die Schicksale zweier ungleicher russischer Adelsfamilien zur Zeit der Napoleonischen Kriege (1805-12). - Klassiker der Weltliteratur.



Krieg und Frieden

Krieg und Frieden Author Lev N. Tolstoj
ISBN-10 353807612X
Release 2010
Pages 1645
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Krieg und Frieden has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Krieg und Frieden also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Krieg und Frieden book for free.



War and Peace

War and Peace Author graf Leo Tolstoy
ISBN-10 9781400079988
Release 2008
Pages 1273
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Presents a new translation of the classic reflecting the life and times of Russian society during the Napoleonic Wars, in a book accompanied by an index of historical figures, textual annotation, a chapter summary, and an introduction.



War in Peace

War in Peace Author Robert Gerwarth
ISBN-10 9780199686056
Release 2013-10-03
Pages 256
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The First World War did not end in November 1918. In Russia and Eastern Europe it finished up to a year earlier, and both there and elsewhere in Europe it triggered conflicts that lasted down to 1923. Paramilitary formations were prominent in this continuation of the war. They had some features of formal military organizations, but were used in opposition to the regular military as an instrument of revolution or as an adjunct or substitute for military forces when these were unable by themselves to put down a revolution (whether class or national). Paramilitary violence thus arose in different contexts. It was an important aspect of the violence unleashed by class revolution in Russia. It structured the counter-revolution in central and Eastern Europe, including Finland and Italy, which reacted against a mythic version of Bolshevik class violence in the name of order and authority. It also shaped the struggles over borders and ethnicity in the new states that replaced the multi-national empires of Russia, Austria-Hungary and Ottoman Turkey. It was prominent on all sides in the wars for Irish independence. In many cases, paramilitary violence was charged with political significance and acquired a long-lasting symbolism and influence. War in Peace explores the differences and similarities between these various kinds of paramilitary violence within one volume for the first time. It thereby contributes to our understanding of the difficult transitions from war to peace. It also helps to re-situate the Great War in a longer-term context and to explain its enduring impact.



Thomas Aquinas on War and Peace

Thomas Aquinas on War and Peace Author Gregory M. Reichberg
ISBN-10 9781107019904
Release 2016-09-23
Pages 318
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The first book-length study of Aquinas's teaching on just war, its antecedents, and its reception by subsequent thinkers.



Reza War and Peace

Reza War and Peace Author Reza
ISBN-10 9781426203268
Release 2008
Pages 296
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"At once profound, spiritual, and witty, Master of the Three Ways is a remarkable work about human nature, the essence of life, and how to live simply and with awareness. In three hundred and fifty-seven verses, the author, Hung Ying-ming a seventeenth-century Chinese sage explores good and evil, honesty and deception, wisdom and foolishness, and heaven and hell. He draws from the wisdom of the Three Creeds Taoism, Confucianism, and Zen Buddhism to impress upon us that by combining simple elegance with the ordinary, we can make our lives artistic and poetic. This sense, along with a particular understanding of Zen that makes art from the simple in everyday life, has permeated Chinese and Japanese culture to this day. The work is divided into two books. The first generally deals with the art of living in society and the second is concerned with man's solitude and contemplations of nature. These themes repeatedly spill over into each other, creating multiple levels of meaning."



The Overcoming of History in War and Peace

The Overcoming of History in War and Peace Author Jeff Love
ISBN-10 9042016329
Release 2004-01
Pages 211
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The Overcoming of History in “War and Peace” marks a radical departure from the critical tradition dominated by Sir Isaiah Berlin's view that the novel is deeply divided against itself, a majestically flawed contest of brilliant art and clumsy thought. To the contrary, Jeff Love argues that the apparently divided nature of the text, its multi-leveled negotiation between different kinds of representation, expresses the rich variety of the novel's very deliberate striving to capture the fluidity of change and becoming in the fixed forms of language. The inevitable failure of this striving, revealing the irreducible conflict between infinite desire and finite capacity, is at once the source of new beginnings and the repetition of old ones, a wellspring of continually renewed promises to achieve a synoptic vision of the whole that the novel cannot fulfill. This repetitive struggle between essentially comic and tragic conceptions of human action, far from being a pervasive flaw in the texture of the novel, in fact constitutes its dynamic center and principal trope as well as the productive origin of the unusual features that distinguish it as an uncommonly bold narrative experiment.



Theories of War and Peace

Theories of War and Peace Author Michael E. Brown
ISBN-10 0262522527
Release 1998
Pages 566
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New approaches to understanding war and peace in the changing international system.



The Rights of War and Peace

The Rights of War and Peace Author Richard Tuck
ISBN-10 0191542873
Release 1999-11-11
Pages 256
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The Rights of War and Peace is the first fully historical account of the formative period of modern theories of international law. It sets the scene with an extensive history of the theory of international relations from antiquity down to the seventeenth century. Professor Tuck then examines the arguments over the moral basis for war and international aggression, and links the debates to the writings of the great political theorists such as Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, and Kant. This is not only an account of international law: as Professor Tuck shows, ideas about inter-state relations were central to the formation of modern liberal political theory, for the best example of the kind of agent which liberalism presupposes was provided by the modern state. As a result, the book illuminates the presuppositions behind much current political theory, and puts into a new perspective the connection between liberalism and imperialism.



From War to Peace

From War to Peace Author Paul Kennedy
ISBN-10 0300080107
Release 2000
Pages 325
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In this timely collection, a dozen leading scholars of international affairs consider the twentieth century’s recurring failure to construct a stable and peaceful international order in the wake of war. Why has peace been so hard to build? The authors reflect on the difficulties faced by governments as they sought a secure world order after the First World War, the Second World War, and the Cold War. Major wars unleashed new and unexpected forces, the authors show, and in post-war periods policymakers were faced not only with the reappearance of old power-political issues but also with quite unforeseen challenges. In 1918, a hundred-year-old order based on a balance of power among the states of Europe collapsed, leaving European and American leaders to deal with social, ideological, and ethnic crises. After World War II, hopeful plans for peace were checked by nuclear rivalry, international economic competition, and colonial issues. And unexpected challenges after the Cold War - global economic instability, ethnic conflict, environmental crises - joined with traditional security threats to cast a pall again over international peace efforts. In drawing out historical parallels and comparing how major states have adapted to sharp and sudden changes in the international system during the twentieth century, this book offers essential insights for those who hope to navigate toward peace across today’s altered and uncertain strategic landscape.



Ethics of War and Peace in Iran and Shi i Islam

Ethics of War and Peace in Iran and Shi i Islam Author Mohammad Jafar Amir Mahallati
ISBN-10 9781442629516
Release 2016-11-03
Pages 336
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Nearly four decades after a revolution, experiencing one of the longest wars in contemporary history, facing political and ideological threats by regional radicals such as ISIS and the Taliban, and having succeeded in negotiations with six world powers over her nuclear program, Iran appears as an experienced Muslim country seeking to build bridges with its Sunni neighbours as well as with the West. Ethics of War and Peace in Iran and Shi'i Islam explores the wide spectrum of theoretical approaches and practical attitudes concerning the justifications, causes and conduct of war in Iranian-Shi'i culture. By examining primary and secondary sources, and investigating longer lasting factors and questions over circumstantial ones, Mohammed Jafar Amir Mahallati seeks to understand modern Iranian responses to war and peace. His work is the first in its field to look into the ethics of war and peace in Iran and Shi'i Islam. It provides a prism through which the binary source of the Iranian national and religious identity informs Iranian response to modernity. By doing so, the author reveals that a syncretic and civilization-conscious soul in modern Iran is re-emerging.