K. Raaflaub (éd.), Peace in the Ancient World: Concepts and Theories

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Kurt Raaflaub (éd.), Peace in the Ancient World: Concepts and Theories, Oxford, Chichester, Malden [MA], 2016.

Éditeur : Blackwell
200 pages
ISBN : 978-1-118-64512-3
55 £

Peace in the Ancient World: Concepts and Theories conducts a comparative investigation of why certain ancient societies produced explicit concepts and theories of peace and others did not.
Explores the idea that concepts of peace in antiquity occurred only in periods that experienced exceptional rates of warfare
Utilizes case studies of civilizations in China, India, Egypt, and Greece
Complements the 2007 volume War and Peace in the Ancient World, drawing on ideas from that work and providing a more comprehensive examination.

Notes on Contributors vii

Series Editor's Preface ix

Introduction 1
Kurt A. Raaflaub

1 Abhorring War, Yearning for Peace: The Quest for Peace in the Ancient World 12
Kurt A. Raaflaub

2 Concepts of Peace in Ancient Egypt 43
Susanne Bickel

3 Thinking about Peace in Ancient India 67
Johannes Bronkhorst

4 Searching for Peace in the Warring States: Philosophical Debates and the Management of Violence in Early China 98
Robin D. S. Yates

5 Greek Concepts and Theories of Peace 122
Kurt A. Raaflaub

6 Broadening the Scope: Thinking about Peace in the Pre-Modern World 158
Hans Van Wees

Index 181



Source : Blackwell