War and peace in the ancient world

War and peace in the ancient world

War and peace in the ancient world.

Ed. by Kurt A. Raaflaub.

Blackwell Publishing

2007

385 pages

$39.95

Paperback

The ancient world; comparative histories

U29

In a 2002 lecture series and colloquium in the Ancient Studies program at Brown University, historians from Europe and North America looked at war and peace in nine early civilization from China through India and West Asia to the Mediterranean and Mesoamerica. The 20 essays here, revised from presentations there, consider such topics as peace within and war without in ancient India, from Archaemenid imperial order to Sasanian diplomacy in pre-Islamic Iran, the price of peace in ancient Rome, and the long peace among Iroquois nations.

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