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The Resource War and peace in the Western political imagination : from classical antiquity to the age of reason, Roger B. Manning

War and peace in the Western political imagination : from classical antiquity to the age of reason, Roger B. Manning

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War and peace in the Western political imagination : from classical antiquity to the age of reason
Title
War and peace in the Western political imagination
Title remainder
from classical antiquity to the age of reason
Statement of responsibility
Roger B. Manning
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Language
eng
Summary
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.--
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Manning, Roger B.
Dewey number
  • 940-M
  • 303.66
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • War
  • Military art and science
  • Political science
  • War and civilization
  • Peace
  • War (Philosophy)
  • Peace (Philosophy)
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War and peace in the Western political imagination : from classical antiquity to the age of reason, Roger B. Manning
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https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:494613/one
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-358) and index
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text
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Contents
The legacy of classical antiquity -- War and peace in the medieval world -- Holy wars, crusades, and religious wars -- Humanism and Neo-Stoicism -- The search for a science of peace
Control code
ocn945777437
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxv, 364 pages
Isbn
9781474258692
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)945777437
Label
War and peace in the Western political imagination : from classical antiquity to the age of reason, Roger B. Manning
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:494613/one
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The legacy of classical antiquity -- War and peace in the medieval world -- Holy wars, crusades, and religious wars -- Humanism and Neo-Stoicism -- The search for a science of peace
Control code
ocn945777437
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxv, 364 pages
Isbn
9781474258692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)945777437

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