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      War and Peace in the Western Political Imagination : From Classical Antiquity to the Age of Reason

      Bloomsbury Academic
      History / Military, bisacsh:HIS027000

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          The study of war in all periods of prehistory and recorded history has always commanded the attention of historians, dramatists, poets and artists. The study of peace has, however, not yet gained a comparable readership, and the subject is attracting an increasing amount of scholarly research. This volume presents the first work of academic research to tackle this imbalance head on. It looks at war and peace through the ages, from the Classical world through to the 18th century. It considers the nature and advocacy of war and peace both from an historical perspective but also a philosophical one, particularly looking at how universal peace, which began as a personal philosophy, became over the centuries a political philosophy that underpins much of modern society's attitudes towards warfare and militarism.

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          01 January 2016
          8ec077f2-e1f7-46bb-93a1-eac74747ef48
          8778a03e-2f1a-48be-8715-d8a8a16809b7 9781474258722 DOI:

          Creative Commons Attribution https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/us/

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