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Published: 25 October 2018

336 Pages | 8pp black and white plates


ISBN: 9780198826897

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The Glorious Art of Peace

Paths to Peace in a New Age of War

John Gittings

  • The first comprehensive history of the arts of peace, from ancient times to the 21st century
  • Explodes the myth that peace is dull and war is somehow in our genes
  • Introduces arguments for peace from the ancient Greeks and Chinese onwards, to Erasmus, Shakespeare, and the thinkers of the Enlightenment
  • Final chapter looks forward to the prospects for peace in the 21st century
  • With a new preface for the paperback - as the fragility of global institutions is exposed with warnings of a new cold war between the US and Russia, deadlock at the UN, persistent conflict in the Middle East, we find ourselves living in both a post-fact and post-certainty world.

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