War in human civilization [electronic resource] / Azar Gat.

Author
Gat, Azar [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Description
1 online resource (839 p.)

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In this truly global study, Azar Gat sets out to unravel the 'riddle of war' throughout human history, from the early hunter-gatherers right through to the unconventional terrorism of the twenty-first century. - ;Why do people go to war? Is it rooted in human nature or is it a late cultural invention? How does war relate to the other fundamental developments in the history of human civilization? And what of war today - is it a declining phenomenon or simply changing its shape?. In this truly global study of war and civilization, Azar Gat sets out to find definitive answers to these questions i
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Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 674-807) and index.
Language note
English
Contents
  • pt. 1. Warfare in the first two million years : environment, genes, and culture
  • pt. 2. Agriculture, civilization, and war
  • pt. 3. Modernity : the dual face of Janus.
ISBN
  • 1-280-75916-X
  • 0-19-153225-8
  • 1-4294-6021-0
OCLC
609831487
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