War and Peace

Author: graf Leo Tolstoy
Publisher: N.A
Category: Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
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War and Peace
Author: Gregor Dallas
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448137950
Category: History
Page: 640
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On the night of 7 November 1918 French troops at La Capelle, on the Western Front, noticed a soft halo develop in the fog over no man's land. They heard the rumble of cars, then perceived the vague form of a huge white flag: the Germans were crossing the line to seek peace. But who were these Germans and what exactly did they represent? By the time they had signed an armistice, four days later, not even they knew. The Kaiser's Reich had collapsed and Germany faced chaos, while the war in Eastern Europe continued. This book traces the transition from war to peace across Europe. It follows the movement of armies over the northern plains, their collapse, their demoblization, and the effect this had on the material life of people. In Russia there had already been a revolution. In Germany, there were attempts to overthrow the provisional republican government. In Poland new wars broke out. At the same time, there was celebration in the West at the announcement of the Armistice. And the United States entered European politics with a new part to play. Dallas follows these dramatic events from the perspective of five capitals: Berlin, Paris, London, Moscow and Washington. In Berlin the cabarets and beer halls are open, while there is shooting in the streets. In the walled city of Paris, the peacemakers assemble to respond to the call for a League of Nations. Pantomime season opens in London, where Lloyd George holds elections and reorganizes his War Cabinet; John Maynard Keynes of the Treasury worries about debts. Contemporaries describe Moscow as a scene of desolation; but Lenin insists on setting up the Third International. Washington is divided between those who want to open America to the world, and those who would prefer the world to go away. The start of peace is more complex and fascinating than the start of war; it sets the habits and builds the patterns of life for generations to come. This book weaves politics, ideas, social life, fears, aspirations and harsh realities into a seamless reconstruction of life experienced at a great turning-point of history.

A Savage War of Peace

Algeria 1954-1962
Author: Alistair Horne
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 159017481X
Category: History
Page: 624
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The Algerian War lasted from 1954 to 1962. It brought down six French governments, led to the collapse of the Fourth Republic, returned de Gaulle to power, and came close to provoking a civil war on French soil. More than a million Muslim Algerians died in the conflict and as many European settlers were driven into exile. Above all, the war was marked by an unholy marriage of revolutionary terror and repressive torture. Nearly a half century has passed since this savagely fought war ended in Algeria’s independence, and yet—as Alistair Horne argues in his new preface to his now-classic work of history—its repercussions continue to be felt not only in Algeria and France, but throughout the world. Indeed from today’s vantage point the Algerian War looks like a full-dress rehearsal for the sort of amorphous struggle that convulsed the Balkans in the 1990s and that now ravages the Middle East, from Beirut to Baghdad—struggles in which questions of religion, nationalism, imperialism, and terrorism take on a new and increasingly lethal intensity. A Savage War of Peace is the definitive history of the Algerian War, a book that brings that terrible and complicated struggle to life with intelligence, assurance, and unflagging momentum. It is essential reading for our own violent times as well as a lasting monument to the historian’s art.

War and Peace

Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307806588
Category: Fiction
Page: 1296
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Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Often called the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is at once an epic of the Napoleonic Wars, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. Tolstoy’s genius is seen clearly in the multitude of characters in this massive chronicle—all of them fully realized and equally memorable. Out of this complex narrative emerges a profound examination of the individual’s place in the historical process, one that makes it clear why Thomas Mann praised Tolstoy for his Homeric powers and placed War and Peace in the same category as the Iliad: “To read him . . . is to find one’ s way home . . . to everything within us that is fundamental and sane.”

War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence

Author: Ronan Farrow
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007575645
Category: Political Science
Page: 432
View: 716
A harrowing exploration of the collapse of American diplomacy and the abdication of global leadership. "This is one of the most important books of our time." Walter Isaacson


The Logic of War and Peace
Author: Edward Luttwak
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674007031
Category: History
Page: 308
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In this widely acclaimed work, now revised and expanded, Luttwak unveils the peculiar logic of strategy level by level, from grand strategy down to combat tactics. He explores examples from ancient Rome to present day to reveal the ultimate logic of military failure and success, of war and peace. 5 tables.

War and Peace in Modern India

Author: Srinath Raghavan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137007370
Category: Political Science
Page: 384
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During his seventeen years as prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru led India through one of its most difficult and potentially explosive periods in international affairs. As the leader of a new state created amidst the bloodiest partition in history, saddled with new and outstanding problems, Nehru was confronted with a range of disputes which threatened to boil over. Srinath Raghavan draws on a rich vein of untapped documents to illuminate Nehru's approach to war and his efforts for peace. Vividly recreating the intellectual and political milieu of the Indian foreign policy establishment, he explains the response of Nehru and his top advisors to the tensions with Junagadh, Hyderabad, Pakistan, and China. He gives individual attention to every conflict and shows how strategic decisions for each crisis came to be defined in the light of the preceding ones. The book follows Nehru as he wrestles with a string of major conflicts—assessing the utility of force, weighing risks of war, exploring diplomatic options for peace, and forming strategic judgments that would define his reputation, both in his life time and after. War and Peace in Modern India challenges and revises our received understandings of Nehru's handling of international affairs. General readers as well as students of Indian history and politics will find its balanced consideration of Nehru's foreign policy essential to gauge his achievements, failures, and enduring legacy.

Guerra y Paz

Author: León Tolstoi
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026806921
Category: Fiction
Page: 1904
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Este ebook presenta "Guerra y paz" con un sumario dinámico y detallado. Guerra y paz (Война и мир, Voyná i mir), también conocida como La guerra y la paz, es una novela de León Tolstói, escrita en el curso de cinco años desde 1865 a 1869. Sobre el fondo de grandes acontecimientos históricos desde el principio del siglo XIX, la campaña de los rusos en Prusia con la famosa batalla de Austerlitz, la campaña de los ejércitos franceses en Rusia con la batalla de Borodín y el incendio de Moscú, se entrelazan las vicisitudes de dos familias nobles rusas, los Bolkonska y los Rostov, entre cuyos miembros se halla como círculo de conexión la figura del conde Pedro Bezeschov, en torno al cual se estrechan los numerosos y complicados hilos que parten de las crónicas familiares. El personaje de Pedro refleja la presencia viva de Tolstoi en esta monumental novela. Liev Nikoláievich Tolstói (1828 – 1910) fue un novelista ruso ampliamente considerado como uno de los más grandes escritores de occidente y de la literatura mundial. Guerra y Paz es considerada como la obra cumbre del autor junto con su otro trabajo, Anna Karénina (1873–1877).

The Rights of War and Peace

Political Thought and the International Order from Grotius to Kant
Author: Richard Tuck
Publisher: Clarendon Press
ISBN: 9780191542879
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
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The Rights of War and Peace is the first fully historical account of the formative period of modern theories of international law. It sets the scene with an extensive history of the theory of international relations from antiquity down to the seventeenth century. Professor Tuck then examines the arguments over the moral basis for war and international aggression, and links the debates to the writings of the great political theorists such as Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, and Kant. This is not only an account of international law: as Professor Tuck shows, ideas about inter-state relations were central to the formation of modern liberal political theory, for the best example of the kind of agent which liberalism presupposes was provided by the modern state. As a result, the book illuminates the presuppositions behind much current political theory, and puts into a new perspective the connection between liberalism and imperialism.

War and Peace in the Law of Islam

Author: Majid Khadduri
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 1584776951
Category: History
Page: 321
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Khadduri presents a lucid analysis of classical Islamic doctrine concerning war and peace and its adaptation to modern conditions. Working primarily with original Muslim sources, he examines the nature of the Islamic state, Islamic law and the influence of Western law.Other chapters consider classical Muslim attitudes toward foreign policy, international trade, warfare, treaties and how these have developed during the twentieth century. Majid Khadduri [1909-2007] was a Professor of Middle East Studies at the School of Advanced International Studies of The Johns Hopkins University and Director of Research and Education at the Middle East Institute in Washington, D. C. He was the author of several books in English and Arabic on Middle Eastern affairs. Contents: Fundamental Concepts of Muslim Law I Theory of the State II Nature and Sources of Law III The Muslim Law of Nations The Law of War IV Introduction V The Doctrine of the Jihad VI Types of Jihad VII Military Methods VIII The Initiation of War IX Land Warfare X Maritime Warfare XI Spoils of War XII Termination of Fighting The Law of Peace XIII Introduction XIV Jurisdiction XV Foreigners in Muslim Territory: Harbis and Musta'mins XVI Muslims in Non-Muslim Territory XVII Status of the Dhimmis XVIII Treaties XIX Commercial Relations XX Arbitration XXI Diplomacy XXII Neutrality XXIII Epilogue Glossary of Terms Bibliography Index

Theories of War and Peace

An International Security Reader
Author: Michael E. Brown,Owen R. Cote,Sean M. Lynn-Jones,Steven E. Miller
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262522526
Category: Political Science
Page: 566
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What causes war? How can wars be prevented? Scholars and policymakers have sought the answers to these questions for centuries. Although wars continue to occur, recent scholarship has made progress toward developing more sophisticated and perhaps more useful theories on the causes and prevention of war. This volume includes essays by leading scholars on contemporary approaches to understanding war and peace. The essays include expositions, analyses, and critiques of some of the more prominent and enduring explanations of war. Several authors discuss realist theories of war, which focus on the distribution of power and the potential for offensive war. Others examine the prominent hypothesis that the spread of democracy will usher in an era of peace. In light of the apparent increase in nationalism and ethnic conflict, several authors present hypotheses on how nationalism causes war and how such wars can be controlled. Contributors also engage in a vigorous debate on whether international institutions can promote peace. In a section on war and peace in the changing international system, several authors consider whether rising levels of international economic independence and environmental scarcity will influence the likelihood of war. Contributors: Dale C. Copeland, Charles L. Glaser, Thomas F. Homer-Dixon, Carl Kaysen, Robert O. Keohane, Charles A. Kupchan, Clifford A. Kupchan, David A. Lake, Christopher Layne, Sean M. Lynn-Jones, Edward D. Mansfield, Lisa L. Martin, John J. Mearsheimer, John Orme, John M. Owen, Donald Rothchild, John Gerard Ruggie, Jack Snyder, Stephen Van Evera, Alexander Wendt.

The Geography of War and Peace : From Death Camps to Diplomats

From Death Camps to Diplomats
Author: Colin Flint Professor of Geography Pennsylvania State University
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198036708
Category: Political Science
Page: 480
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How and why war and peace occur cannot be understood without realizing that those who make war and peace must negotiate a complex world political map of sovereign spaces, borders, networks, and scales. This book takes advantage of a diversity of perspectives as it analyzes the political processes of war and their spatial expression. Topics include terrorism, nationalism, religion, drug wars, water conflicts, diplomacy, peace movements, and post-war reconstruction.

War Or Peace in Sri Lanka

Author: T.D.S.A. Dissanayaka
Publisher: Popular Prakashan
ISBN: 9788179911990
Category: Sri Lanka
Page: 318
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The Author Is A Long Serving Diplomat And A Close Friend Of Many Players Who Guided The Nation`S Destiny, He Gives Us A Ring-Side View Of The Goings On In The Bloody Drama Of The Ethnic Tamil Strife For Identity. There Is A Momentous Meeting With Ltte Chief, Prabhakaran And A Special Chapter On India`S Clumsy Interference Which Ended In The Tragic Assassination Of Rajiv Gandhi. He Makes A Fervent Plea For Tolerance And Brotherhood In Fellow Sri Lankans So That The Country Can Go Back To Living Justly And In Peace.

Meanings of War and Peace

Author: Francis A. Beer
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781585441242
Category: Political Science
Page: 215
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When the stakes of public words and actions are global and permanent, and especially when they involve war and peace, can we afford not to seek their meaning? For three decades, Francis Beer has pioneered the effort to discover, describe, and connect pieces of the complex puzzle of war, peace, their interrelationship, and their causes. In this volume, Beer (joined by colleagues as co-authors of some chapters) examines the cognitive, behavioral, and linguistic dimensions of war and peace. Language, he shows, is important because it mediates between thought and action. It expresses beliefs about war and peace and affects the perceptions of potential adversaries about one's own intentions. Using multiple perspectives and methods, he explores the uses of communication in international relations and the development of "meaning" for war and peace. In this unique and innovative post-realist analysis, Beer examines how language transmits and creates meaning through interaction with specific audiences. His case studies include the Somalian intervention, Sarajevo and the Balkan conflict, and the Gulf War. Moving beyond the discrete words of war, the book takes a broader view of how political participants interact in war and peace through continuous streams of communication that reflect and construct worlds of meaning. This stimulating and challenging volume brings together insights and evidence from political science, cognitive psychology, linguistics, history, and rhetorical studies and applies them in a focused way to the problem of war and peace.

The Rights of War and Peace

Including the Law of Nature and of Nations
Author: Hugo Grotius
Publisher: N.A
Category: International law
Page: N.A
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War and Peace

Observations on Our Times
Author: Howard Fast
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9781563242076
Category: Political Science
Page: 327
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What Every Nicaraguan Understands

War and Peace in Ancient and Medieval History

Author: Philip de Souza,John France
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139469487
Category: History
Page: N.A
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This is a major study of the ideas and practices involved in the making and breaking of peace treaties and truces from Classical Greece to the time of the Crusades. Leading specialists on war and peace in ancient and medieval history examine the creation of peace agreements, and explore the extent to which their terms could be manipulated to serve the interests of one side at the other's expense. The chapters discuss a wide range of uses to which treaties and other peace agreements were put by rulers and military commanders in pursuit of both individual and collective political aims. The book also considers the wider implications of these issues for our understanding of the nature of war and peace in the ancient and medieval periods. This broad-ranging account includes chapters on ancient Persia, the Roman and Byzantine Empires, Anglo-Saxon England and the Vikings.

War and Peace in Zaire-Congo

Analyzing and Evaluating Intervention, 1996-1997
Author: Howard Adelman,Govind C. Rao
Publisher: Africa World Press
ISBN: 9781592211319
Category: Congo (Democratic Republic)
Page: 360
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The 1994 Rwandan Genocide continues to have serious repercussions for peace and stability in the Great Lakes region of Africa. Here, the contributors look at the continuation of the conflict in the territory of Zaire, ultimately asking how best to handle a problem which has been a source of instability for years - the problem of refugee warriors.

War and Peace and War

The Rise and Fall of Empires
Author: Peter Turchin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101126912
Category: History
Page: 416
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Like Jared Diamond in Guns, Germs, and Steel, Peter Turchin in War and Peace and War uses his expertise in evolutionary biology to make a highly original argument about the rise and fall of empires. Turchin argues that the key to the formation of an empire is a society’s capacity for collective action. He demonstrates that high levels of cooperation are found where people have to band together to fight off a common enemy, and that this kind of cooperation led to the formation of the Roman and Russian empires, and the United States. But as empires grow, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, conflict replaces cooperation, and dissolution inevitably follows. Eloquently argued and rich with historical examples, War and Peace and War offers a bold new theory about the course of world history.

War and Peace in Kargil Sector

Author: Sanjay Dutt
Publisher: APH Publishing
ISBN: 9788176481519
Category: India
Page: 489
View: 9608