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Peace in world history, Peter N. Stearns

Label
Peace in world history
Title
Peace in world history
Statement of responsibility
Peter N. Stearns
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Peace in World History, Peter N. Stearns examines the ideas of peace that have existed throughout history, and how societies have sought to put them into practice. Beginning with the status of peace in early hunter-gatherer and agricultural societies, and continuing through the present day, the narrative gives students a clear view of the ways people across the world have understood and striven to achieve peace throughout history. Topics covered include: Comparison of the 'pax Romana' and 'pax Sinica' of Rome and China, concepts of peace in Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam, and their historical impact, the place of peace in the periods of expanding empires, the emergence, starting in the 19th century, of formal schemes to promote peace amid increasingly destructive technologies for warfare. Moving away from the view of history as a series of military conflicts, Peace in World History offers a new way of looking at world history by focusing on peace. Showing how concepts of peace have evolved over time even as they have been challenged by war and conflict, this lively and engaging narrative enables students to consider peace as a human possibility"--
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Stearns, Peter N.,
Dewey number
303.6/6
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Themes in world history
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  • World history
  • Peace
Label
Peace in world history, Peter N. Stearns
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- Peace and early human societies -- The great empires : peace in Rome and China -- Peace in the Buddhist tradition -- Religion and peace in the postclassical age -- Peace in a new age of empires -- Peace in an industrial age -- Peace in the decades of war -- Peace in contemporary world history -- Regional approaches to peace : the comparative challenge -- Peace ideas and peace movements after 1945
Control code
ocn876291208
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306571043
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)876291208
Label
Peace in world history, Peter N. Stearns
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- Peace and early human societies -- The great empires : peace in Rome and China -- Peace in the Buddhist tradition -- Religion and peace in the postclassical age -- Peace in a new age of empires -- Peace in an industrial age -- Peace in the decades of war -- Peace in contemporary world history -- Regional approaches to peace : the comparative challenge -- Peace ideas and peace movements after 1945
Control code
ocn876291208
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306571043
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)876291208

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