Peace, War and Gender from Antiquity to the Present: Cross-Cultural Perspectives

TitlePeace, War and Gender from Antiquity to the Present: Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsDülffer, Jost, and Robert Frank
Number of Pages282
PublisherKlartext
CityEssen
Abstract

This volume presents fresh insights into familiar problems in world history. War and military violence were common features in almost all societies in world history. Attempts to find mechanisms for conflict resolution and to conceptualize peace emerged as well. The contributions to this book approach these big issues with selected case studies. They range from ideas about peace in Greek antiquity to gender and violence in medieval Ireland, and a discussion of irregular warfare in twentieth century Europe as well as area bombing in World War II. Specific European perspectives are supplemented by a fresh look at examples from Latin America, India and Africa. All contributions are based on original research and offer conceptually a broad range of innovative reflections. Gender is used as a particularly important analytical category. With its scope and range of coverage, the volume offers a useful introduction into the practices of war, peace and violence in a cross-cultural perspective. (Publisher)

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