Peace in the Ancient World: Concepts and Theories
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.
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