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War and Peace and War

The Rise and Fall of Empires

Author: Peter Turchin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101126912

Category: History

Page: 416

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Like Jared Diamond in Guns, Germs, and Steel, Peter Turchin in War and Peace and War uses his expertise in evolutionary biology to make a highly original argument about the rise and fall of empires. Turchin argues that the key to the formation of an empire is a society’s capacity for collective action. He demonstrates that high levels of cooperation are found where people have to band together to fight off a common enemy, and that this kind of cooperation led to the formation of the Roman and Russian empires, and the United States. But as empires grow, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, conflict replaces cooperation, and dissolution inevitably follows. Eloquently argued and rich with historical examples, War and Peace and War offers a bold new theory about the course of world history.

Krieg und Frieden


Author: Lew Tolstoi

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3746007364

Category: Fiction

Page: 2141

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Es ist die Zeit der napoleonischen Kriege. Aus der Perspektive des russischen Adels beschreibt Lew Tolstoi die praktischen Folgen des häufigen Wechsels zwischen Krieg und Frieden für das Leben der russischen Bevölkerung. Der Bestseller »Krieg und Frieden« schildert historische Ereignisse und Schicksale der Hauptcharaktere über einen Zeitraum von sieben Jahren, von 1805 bis 1812. Detailgetreu schildert Lew Tolstoi das Geschehen in den gesellschaftlichen und militärischen Entscheidungszentren, aber auch das Alltagsleben in der Metropole Moskau. Der Roman lässt die Leser tief in das Leben des zaristischen Russlands eintauchen. »Krieg und Frieden« ist ein Klassiker der Weltliteratur.

War and Peace and War

The Rise and Fall of Empires

Author: Peter Turchin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780452288195

Category: History

Page: 405

View: 9695

Argues that the key to the formation of an empire lies in a society's capacity for collective action, resulting from people banding together to confront a common enemy, and describing how the growth of empires leads to a growing dichotomy between rich and poor, increasing conflict instead of cooperation, and inevitable dissolution. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Ein Leben in Krieg und Frieden

Author: Kofi Annan

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 9783641101312

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 7875

Krisenmanager an den politischen Brandherden der Welt Kofi Annan war Generalsekretär der Vereinten Nationen in bewegter Zeit, von 1997 bis 2006. In seine Amtszeit fallen die Konflikte auf dem Balkan, die Anschläge des 11. Septembers 2001 und die anschließenden Kriege in Afghanistan und Irak, die Bürgerkriege im Sudan und Somalia und der Völkermord in Ruanda sowie als großes und dauerhaftes Thema die Krise im Nahen Osten, den er als Bruchlinie der Welt bezeichnet. In einem ebenso politischen wie persönlichen Buch, das den Bogen spannt von seiner Jugend in Ghana bis in die Gegenwart, schildert Annan Erfolge und Schwierigkeiten seiner Vermittlungsbemühungen im Auftrag der Vereinten Nationen und die Auseinandersetzung sowohl mit den großen Mächten der Welt wie mit gefährlichen Potentaten und Diktatoren. Kofi Annan gibt einen tiefen Einblick in die Arbeit der Vereinten Nationen mit dem Ziel, ihre von allen Seiten immer wieder infrage gestellte Rolle in der Weltpolitik zu stärken.

Conflict, War, and Peace

An Introduction to Scientific Research

Author: Sara McLaughlin Mitchell,John A. Vasquez

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483322106

Category: Political Science

Page: 440

View: 6937

Introducing students to the scientific study of peace and war, Conflict, War, and Peace: An Introduction to Scientific Research, edited by Sara McLaughlin Mitchell and John A. Vasquez, provides an overview of current scholarship in this dynamic area of study. Focusing on the factors that shape relationships between countries and that make war or peace more likely, this collection of articles by top scholars explores such key topics as dangerous dyads, alliances, territorial disputes, rivalry, arms races, democracy peace, trade, international organizations, territorial peace, and nuclear weapons. Each article is followed by the editors’ commentary: a “Major Contributions” section highlights the article’s theoretical advances and relates each study to the broader literature, while a “Methodological Notes” section carefully walks students through the techniques used in the analysis. Methodological topics include research design, percentages, probabilities, odds ratios, statistical significance, levels of analysis, selection bias, logic, duration models, and game theory models.

Philosophers of Peace and War

Kant, Clausewitz, Marx, Engles and Tolstoy

Author: W. B. Gallie

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521296519

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 9928

Examines the contributions of Kant, Clausewitz, Marx and Engels, and Tolstoy to the understanding of the character and causes of war and of the possibility of peace between nations.

Catholic Perspectives on Peace and War

Author: Thomas Massaro,Thomas Anthony Shannon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742531765

Category: Religion

Page: 155

View: 3924

This book offers a thorough and accessible analysis of Catholic teaching on war and warmaking from its earliest stages to the present. Moral theologians Thomas Massaro and Thomas A. Shannon begin with a survey of the teachings on war in various religions and denominations and then trace the development of Just War theory and application, review the perspective of several Catholic bishops, comment on the bishops' pastoral letter The Challenge of Peace, address contemporary developments in light of 9-11 and the United States war with Iraq, and conclude with theological reflections. Complete with recommended readings, Catholic Perspectives on Peace and War offers an informative and thoughtful moral analysis that helps readers navigate the rapidly changing terrain of war, warmaking, and peace initiatives.

Am Ende des Krieges


Author: Joe Haldeman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453196728


Page: 315

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Images of Women in Peace and War

Cross-cultural and Historical Perspectives

Author: Sharon Macdonald,Pat Holden,Shirley Ardener

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299117641

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 9608

As warriors, freedom fighters and victims, as mothers, wives and prostitutes, and as creators and members of peace movements, women are inevitably caught up in the net of war. Yet women's participation in warfare and peace campaigns has often been underestimated or ignored. Images of Women in Peace and War explores women's relationships to war, peace, and revolution, from the Amazons, Inka and Boadicea, to women soldiers in South Africa, Mau Mau freedom fighters and the protestors at Greenham Common. The contributors consider not only the reality of women's participation but also look at how their actions have been perceived and represented across cultures and through history. They examine how sexual imagery is constructed, how it is used to delineate women's relation to warfare and how these images have sometimes been subverted in order to challenge the status quo. The book raises important questions about whether women have a special prerogative to promote peace and considers whether the experience of motherhood leads to a distinctive women's position on war. The authors find that their analyses lead them to deal with arguments on the basic nature of the sexes and to reevaluate our concepts of "peace," "war," and "gender."

Thinking about Peace and War

Author: Martin Ceadel

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 222

View: 5981

Proposals for the prevention of war are as old as war itself. Yet this is the first book to offer a coherent, intellectual framework for the study of such proposals, providing the historical background necessary for a clear understanding of the current nuclear debate. Arguing that much of the patternless debate about peace proposals can be reduced to disagreements about the basic ideologies of international relations, Ceadel presents his own framework for studying the debate, examines why support for these ideologies has varied from country to country and at different points in history, and considers the special problems posed by the threat of nuclear war. Ceadel disentangles three strategic dimensions of the nuclear issue--the global balance between the U.S. and Russia, the European crisis, and Britain's stand--and analyzes the cases for and against nuclear deterrence.

War and Peace in the Ancient World

Author: Kurt A. Raaflaub

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470775475

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 456

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


A Life in War and Peace

Author: Kofi Annan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101595965

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 7509

"[A] resolute, detailed, and unflinching review of [Annan’s] most difficult hours…No one ever came closer to being the voice of “we the peoples” and no one paid a higher price for it. The world still needs such a voice, but the next person who tries to fill that role will want to reflect long and hard on the lessons of this candid, courageous, and unsparing memoir." --Michael Ignatieff, The New York Review of Books Receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in December 2001, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan spoke to a world still reeling from the terrorist attacks of September 11. “Ladies and Gentlemen,” proclaimed Annan, “we have entered the third millennium through a gate of fire. If today, after the horror of 11 September, we see better, and we see further—we will realize that humanity is indivisible. New threats make no distinction between races, nations, or regions.” Yet within only a few years the world was more divided than ever—polarized by the American invasion of Iraq, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the escalating civil wars in Africa, and the rising influence of China. Interventions: A Life in War and Peace is the story of Annan’s remarkable time at the center of the world stage. After forty years of service at the United Nations, Annan shares here his unique experiences during the terrorist attacks of September 11; the American invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan; the war between Israel, Hizbollah, and Lebanon; the brutal conflicts of Somalia, Rwanda, and Bosnia; and the geopolitical transformations following the end of the Cold War. With eloquence and unprecedented candor, Interventions finally reveals Annan’s unique role and unparalleled perspective on decades of global politics. The first sub-Saharan African to hold the position of Secretary-General, Annan has led an extraordinary life in his own right. His idealism and personal politics were forged in the Ghanaian independence movement of his adolescence, when all of Africa seemed to be rising as one to demand self-determination. Schooled in Africa, Europe, and the United States, Annan ultimately joined the United Nations in Geneva at the lowest professional level in the still young organization. Annan rose rapidly through the ranks and was by the end of the Cold War prominently placed in the dramatically changing department of peacekeeping operations. His stories of Presidents Clinton and Bush, dictators like Saddam Hussein and Robert Mugabe, and public figures of all stripes contrast powerfully with Annan’s descriptions of the courage and decency of ordinary people everywhere struggling for a new and better world. Showing the successes of the United Nations, Annan also reveals the organization’s missed opportunities and ongoing challenges—inaction in the Rwanda genocide, continuing violence between Israelis and Palestinians, and the endurance of endemic poverty. Yet Annan’s great strength in this book is his ability to embed these tragedies within the context of global politics, demonstrating how, time and again, the nations of the world have retreated from the UN’s founding purpose. From the pinnacle of global politics, Annan made it his purpose to put the individual at the center of every mission for peace and prosperity. A personal biography of global statecraft, Annan’s Interventions is as much a memoir as a guide to world order—past, present, and future.


Das verlorene Wissen um Gemeinschaft und Menschlichkeit

Author: Sebastian Junger

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641203619

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Unser Trauma: eine Gesellschaft ohne Gemeinschaft. »Entbehrungen machen dem Menschen nichts aus, er ist sogar auf sie angewiesen; worunter er jedoch leidet, ist das Gefühl, nicht gebraucht zu werden. Die moderne Gesellschaft hat die Kunst perfektioniert, Menschen das Gefühl der Nutzlosigkeit zu geben. Es ist an der Zeit, dem ein Ende zu setzen.« Sebastian Junger Warum beschließen Soldaten nach ihrer Rückkehr aus dem Krieg und in die Heimat, sich zu neuen Einsätzen zu melden? Warum sind Belastungsstörungen und Depressionen in unserer modernen Gesellschaft so virulent? Warum erinnern sich Menschen oft sehnsüchtiger an Katastrophenerfahrungen als an Hochzeiten oder Karibikurlaube? Mit Tribe hat Sebastian Junger eines der meistdiskutierten Werke des Jahres vorgelegt. Er erklärt, was wir von Stammeskulturen über Loyalität, Gemeinschaftsgefühl und die ewige Suche des Menschen nach Sinn lernen können.

Tolstoy, Woman, and Death

A Study of War and Peace and Anna Karenina

Author: David Holbrook

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838637012

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 273

View: 7548

In the end, however, Tolstoy strips his heroine of those qualities that make her so inspiring, and in this act, Holbrook believes, we see Tolstoy's fear of women and his attempt to control them.

War and Peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: First Avenue Editions

ISBN: 1512406597

Category: Fiction

Page: 1288

View: 1571

Part historical fiction, part philosophical treatise, and part romance novel, this genre-transcending epic follows the increasingly intertwined fates of the children of five prominent Russian families over the span of two decades during the Napoleonic Wars. Spirited Natasha, pensive Pierre, logical Andrew, religious Mary, and patriotic Nicholas navigate a Tsarist society that has been irrevocably altered by French invasion and occupation. Will their fierce commitment to their ideals be enough to protect them as they grow up and try to find their place in a world that is changing so rapidly around them? Leo Tolstoy's sprawling historical saga of love, scandal, and war was first published in Russian in 1869. This is an unabridged version of the English translation by Louise and Aylmer Maude, published in 1922-3.

Peace and War

A Collection of Poems

Author: Michael Harrison,Christopher Stuart-Clark

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192760715

Category: English poetry

Page: 208

View: 9587

A comprehensive anthology of nearly two hundred poems chronicles the death, destruction, and dealings of peace and war, from early Greece and Rome to Korea and Vietnam, in the voices of poets ranging from Aeschylus to Ted Hughes.

Vom Kriege

Author: C. von Clausewitz

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5874182594

Category: History

Page: N.A

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War and Peace and Poetry

Author: Lonnie D. Ellis

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426948034

Category: Poetry

Page: 56

View: 2891

"War and Peace and Poetry" was inspired by the everyday lives of American soldiers. Their stories and the lives they live while deployed to Iraq are chronicled in these verses, as well as some of author Lonnie D. Ellis's childhood memories of growing up in the Deep South. Many of the poems in this collection address war and its effects on families. They reflect the emotions of the soldiers, their spouses, and their children, who have to deal with the realities of war. Ellis touches on a facet of life that reflects each individual family member. "Daddy, Don't Go" was inspired by his personal experience with his children and the children of his fellow soldiers as they prepared to deploy from Fort Stewart. It was, by far, the most difficult poem he has written. He wrote the poem "The Journey" after speaking with many of his friends and hearing about the loneliness of their spouses and loved ones. The poem say to them, "I am there with you in spirit always, even if I cannot be with you physically." "War and Peace and Poetry" offers a soldier's perspective on the sacrifices made during war and tells the stories of soldiers and their families with heartfelt emotion.

Economics of War and Peace

Economic, Legal, and Political Perspectives

Author: Ben Goldsmith,Jurgen Brauer

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 0857240048

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 8432

Presents the research on economic factors affecting peace and war. This title includes theoretical perspectives on the economic foundations of peace, violence and war within countries, connections between international trade and inter-state conflict, and the role of legal/institutional factors in international and internal conflict.

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