Civil Wars

ISBN: 9780300234244 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2018 Autor: David Armitage Editură: Yale University Press Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 368 Stoc: Stoc limitat

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A highly original history of the least understood and most intractable form of organised human aggression, from ancient Rome to our present conflict-ridden world


We think we know civil war when we see it. Yet ideas of what it is, and isn't, have a long and contested history. Defining the term is acutely political, for ideas about what makes a war "civil" often depend on whether one is ruler or rebel, victor or vanquished, sufferer or outsider; it can also shape a conflict’s outcome, determining whether external powers are involved or stand aside. From the American Revolution to the Iraq war, pivotal decisions have hung on such shifts of perspective.

The West’s age of civil war may be over, but elsewhere it has exploded – from the Balkans to Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia, Sri Lanka and, most recently, Syria. And the language of civil war has burgeoned as democratic politics has become more violently fought. This book's unique perspective on the roots, dynamics and shaping force of civil war will be essential to our ongoing struggles with this seemingly interminable problem.

Limba
Engleza
Subiect Principal
Istoria lumii
Perioada Istorica
Epoca contemporana
Autor
David Armitage
Data Publicarii
2018
Editura
Yale University Press
Inaltime
19.7
Latime
12.7
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
368
Subtitlu
A History in Ideas
Bic
HBTV, HBW, JFFE, JPH, HBTV, HBW, JFFE, JPH
Greutate
397
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