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Published: 25 April 2016

272 Pages | 6 maps

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199602872

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Nations Torn Asunder

The Challenge of Civil War

Bill Kissane

  • Asks what makes the contemporary challenge civil wars pose so different from 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
  • Explores lessons learned 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