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Published: 21 March 2012

320 Pages | 8pp b/w plates

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199575763

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The Glorious Art of Peace

From the Iliad to Iraq

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