War and Peace in the Western Political Imagination

From Classical Antiquity to the Age of Reason

Author: Roger Manning

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474258727

Category: History

Page: 416

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1. This book is open access and available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. It is funded by Knowledge Unlatched. 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. Roger Manning begins his journey through history by looking at the Greek martial ethos and philosophical concepts of peace and war in the ancient world; moving through the Roman empire's military advances, he explores the concepts of war and peace in the medieval world and the Renaissance, with the writing of Machiavelli and Erasmus; finally, his account of the search for a science of peace in the 17th and 18th centuries brings the book to its conclusion.

The World in Ancient Times

Primary Sources and Reference Volume

Author: Ronald Mellor,Amanda H. Podany

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195222202

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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Presents a collection of primary source documents, a timeline, and a master index.

Christian Identity in Corinth

A Comparative Study of 2 Corinthians, Epictetus and Valerius Maximums

Author: V. Henry T. Nguyen

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161496660

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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V. Henry T. Nguyen explores the social dynamics of Christian identity in the apostle Paul's second letter to the Corinthians. He examines Paul's approach to Christian identity in light of a large preoccupation with superficial features of identity that was prevalent in the Graceo-Roman social world.


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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835210942

Category: American literature

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