War and Peace in the Ancient World (Ancient World: Comparative Histories)

War and Peace in the Ancient World (Ancient World: Comparative Histories)

By: Kurt A. Raaflaub (author)Paperback

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This book is the first to focus on war and peace in the ancient world from a global perspective. * The first book to focus on war and peace in the ancient world * Takes a global perspective, covering a large number of early civilizations, from China, India and West Asia, through the Mediterranean to the Americas * Features contributions from nineteen distinguished scholars, all of whom are experts in their fields * Offers remarkable insights into the different ways in which ancient societies dealt with a common human challenge * Requires no prior historical knowledge, making it suitable for non-specialists

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Kurt A. Raaflaub is David Herlihy University Professor and Professor of Classics and History at Brown University.


Notes on Contributors. 1. Introduction: Searching for Peace in the Ancient World: Kurt A. Raaflaub (Brown University). 2. Making War and Making Peace in Early China: Robin D. S. Yates (McGill University in Montreal). 3. Ancient India: Peace Within and War Without: Richard Salomon (University of Pennsylvania). 4. Water under the Straw: Peace in Mesopotamia: Benjamin R. Foster (Yale University). 5. Making, Preserving, and Breaking the Peace with the Hittite State: Richard Beal (University of Chicago). 6. Conflict and Reconciliation in the Ancient Middle East: The Clash of Egyptian and Hittite Chariots in Syria and the World's First Peace Treaty between "Superpowers": Lanny Bell (Brown University). 7. From Achaemenid Imperial Order to Sasanian Diplomacy: War, Peace, and Reconciliation in Pre-Islamic Iran: Josef Wiesehofer (University of Munster). 8. War and Reconciliation in the Traditions of Ancient Israel: Historical, Literary, and Ideological Considerations: Susan Niditch (Amherst College). 9. "They Shall Beat their Swords into Plowshares": A Vision of Peace through Justice and Its Background in the Hebrew Bible: Thomas Kruger (University of Zurich). 10. 'Laughing for Joy': War and Peace Among the Greeks: Lawrence Tritle (University of Chicago). 11. War and Reconciliation in Greek Literature: David Konstan (Brown University). 12. War, Peace, and International Law in Ancient Greece: Victor Alonso (University of La Coruna in Spain). 13. War and Peace, Fear and Reconciliation at Rome: Nathan Rosenstein (Ohio State University). 14. The Price of Peace in Ancient Rome: Carlin A. Barton (University of Massachusetts at Amherst). 15. The Gates of War (and Peace): Roman Literary Perspectives: Jeri DeBrohun (Brown University). 16. Early Christian Views on Violence, War, and Peace: Louis Swift (University of Kentucky). 17. Fight for God-But Do So with Kindness: Reflections on War, Peace, and Communal Identity in Early Islam: Fred M. Donner (University of Chicago). 18. Peace, Reconciliation, and Alliance in Aztec Mexico: Ross Hassig (independent scholar). 19. War and Peace in the Inca Heartland: Catherine Julien (Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo). 20. The Long Peace Among Iroquois Nation: Neta C. Crawford (Boston University).

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/01/2007
  • ISBN13: 9781405145268
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9781405145268
  • weight: 688
  • ISBN10: 1405145269

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