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Author Gittings, John.

Title The glorious art of peace : from the Iliad to Iraq / John Gittings
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (x, 304 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- The perception of peace and war -- Ancient peace: from Homer to the warring states -- The morality of peace: from Jesus to the Crusades -- The Humanist approach: Erasmus and Shakespeare -- The growth of peace consciousness: from the Enlightenment to The Hague -- Alternatives to war: the League of Nations and non-violence -- The misappropriation of peace: from the UN to the Cold War -- Giving peace a chance: from the Cold War to Iraq -- Conclusion: peace in the twenty-first century
Summary A ground-breaking history of the arts of peace, from Confucius and ancient Greece through to the 21st century, opening an alternative window on history to show the strength of the case for peace which has been argued from ancient times onwards
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Peace (Philosophy)
Peace (Philosophy)
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0191611689