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Published: 25 February 2016

304 Pages | 6 maps


ISBN: 9780199602872

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Nations Torn Asunder

The Challenge of Civil War

Bill Kissane

  • Civil wars: what makes the contemporary challenge they pose so different to that of past periods?
  • What - if anything - is different about the experience of civil war at the dawn of the twenty-first century?
  • Focuses on the explosion of civil wars since 1945 - and the huge devastation they have caused
  • Asks what we can learn from the historical literature on civil wars - going back to the ancient Greeks - to help explain the violence in many parts of the world in the last half century