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Published: 11 May 2017

320 Pages | 20 black & white illustrations and 4 maps


ISBN: 9780198795025

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The Causes of War and the Spread of Peace

But Will War Rebound?

Azar Gat

  • A path-breaking, comprehensive, and easy to read explanation for war from the beginning of prehistory to the 21st century
  • Offers a definitive answer to the lingering mystery of why people fight and thoroughly addresses the question of whether war is declining in modern times and in today's world
  • A must-read for all those interested in the history and theory of warfare and world affairs
  • Azar Gat is the author of eight books on the history and theory of war, including A History of Military Thought: From the Enlightenment to the Cold War (OUP, 2001), War in Human Civilization (OUP, 2006, named one of the best books of the year by the TLS), and Victorious and Vulnerable: Why Democracy Won in the 20th Century and How It is still Imperiled (Hoover, 2011)