War and Peace in the Ancient World

War and Peace in the Ancient World

Editor(s): Kurt A. Raaflaub

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405145251

Online ISBN: 9780470774083

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774083

About this Book

This book is the first to focus on war and peace in the ancient world from a global perspective.


  • The first book to focus on war and peace in the ancient world
  • Takes a global perspective, covering a large number of early civilizations, from China, India and West Asia, through the Mediterranean to the Americas
  • Features contributions from nineteen distinguished scholars, all of whom are experts in their fields
  • Offers remarkable insights into the different ways in which ancient societies dealt with a common human challenge
  • Requires no prior historical knowledge, making it suitable for non-specialists

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