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War and civilization

  • Gender, War, and Conflictby Laura Sjoberg

    Wiley 2014; US$ 22.95

    From Pakistan to Chechnya, Sri Lanka to Canada, pioneering women are taking their places in formal and informal military structures previously reserved for, and assumed appropriate only for men. Women have fought in wars, either as women or covertly dressed as men, throughout the history of warfare, but only recently have they been allowed to join... more...

  • War: What is it good for?by Ian Morris

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 20.00

    War is one of the greatest human evils. It has ruined livelihoods, provoked unspeakable atrocities and left countless millions dead. It has caused economic chaos and widespread deprivation. And the misery it causes poisons foreign policy for future generations. But, argues bestselling historian Ian Morris, in the very long term, war has... more...

  • War and the Cultural Turnby Jeremy Black

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95

    In this stimulating new text, renowned military historian Jeremy Black unpacks the concept of culture as a descriptive and analytical approach to the history of warfare. Black takes the reader through the limits and prospects of culture as a tool for analyzing war, while also demonstrating the necessity of maintaining the context of alternative analytical... more...

  • Elgar Handbook of Civil War and Fragile Statesby Graham K. Brown; Arnim Langer

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 60.00

    The Elgar Handbook of Civil War and Fragile States brings together contributions from a multidisciplinary group of internationally renowned scholars on such important issues as the causes of violent conflicts and state fragility, the challenges of conflict resolution and mediation, and the obstacles to post-conflict reconstruction and durable peace-building.... more...

  • The Arc of Warby Jack S. Levy; William R. Thompson

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 29.00

    In this far-reaching exploration of the evolution of warfare in human history, Jack S. Levy and William R. Thompson provide insight into the perennial questions of why and how humans fight. Beginning with the origins of warfare among foraging groups, The Arc of War draws on a wealth of empirical data to enhance our understanding of how war began... more...

  • Der Kriegby Andreas Herberg-Rothe

    Campus Verlag 2003; US$ 12.30

    Der Krieg hat sich mit dem Golfkrieg 1991, den afrikanischen Bürgerkriegen und den Terroranschlägen der jüngsten Zeit grundlegend gewandelt. Andreas Herberg-Rothe schildert, wie sich der Krieg aber bereits im Laufe der Jahrhunderte immer wieder verändert hat und lässt ein umfassendes Bild des Krieges entstehen: von den Waffenträgern bis zu den Kriegsursachen,... more...

  • Violent Cartographiesby Michael J. Shapiro

    University of Minnesota Press 1993; US$ 60.00

    Using literary and film analyses to elucidate his themes, Michael J. Shapiro explores the significance of war in contemporary society and its connections to the geographical imaginary. more...

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