Peace in the Ancient World: Concepts and Theories

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Kurt A. Raaflaub
John Wiley & Sons, May 23, 2016 - History - 200 pages
Peace in the Ancient World: Concepts and Theories conducts a comparative investigation of why certain ancient societies produced explicit concepts and theories of peace and others did not.
  • Explores the idea that concepts of peace in antiquity occurred only in periods that experienced exceptional rates of warfare
  • Utilizes case studies of civilizations in China, India, Egypt, and Greece
  • Complements the 2007 volume War and Peace in the Ancient World, drawing on ideas from that work and providing a more comprehensive examination

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Kurt A. Raaflaub is the David Herlihy University Professor and Professor of Classics at Brown University, Emeritus. His numerous publications include authorship or editorship of 20 scholarly books, in addition to more than 120 articles in journals and essay collections. Raaflaub is the editor of Wiley Blackwell's Ancient World: Comparative Histories series, and is the editor of War and Peace in the Ancient World (Blackwell, 2006).

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