Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Britain and the Netherlands: Volume VI War and Society Paper Delivered to the Sixth Anglo-Dutch Historical Conference (Paperback)
  • Britain and the Netherlands: Volume VI War and Society Paper Delivered to the Sixth Anglo-Dutch Historical Conference (Paperback)
zoom

Britain and the Netherlands: Volume VI War and Society Paper Delivered to the Sixth Anglo-Dutch Historical Conference (Paperback)

(editor)
£76.50
Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 17/10/2011
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
War has ever exercised a great appeal on men's minds. Oscar Wilde's witticism notwithstanding this fascination cannot be attri- buted simply to the wicked character of war. The demonic forces released by war have caught the artistic imagination, while sages have reflected on the enigmatic readiness of each new generation to wage war, despite the destruction, disillusion and exhaustion that war is known to bring in its train. If there never was a good war and a bad peace why did armed conflicts recur with such distressing regularity ? Was large-scale violence an intrinsic condition of Man? The answers given to such questions have differed widely: it has even been suggested that the states of war and peace are not as far removed from one another as is usually supposed. The causes of war and the interaction between war and society have long been the subject of philosophical enquiry and historical analysis. Accord- ing to Thucydides no one was ever compelled to go to war; Cicero remarked how dumb were the laws in time of war, while Clausewitz's profound observation concerning the affinity between war and politics has become almost a commonplace. War being the severest test a society or state can experience historians have naturally been concerned to investigate their rela- tionship.

Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789400996762
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 344 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 14 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 197

You may also be interested in...

The Feminine Mystique
Added to basket
Down and Out in Paris and London
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
A Room of One's Own
Added to basket
The 48 Laws Of Power
Added to basket
£15.99   £12.99
Paperback
A Room of One's Own
Added to basket
How England Made the English
Added to basket
Women Who Run With The Wolves
Added to basket
The Spirit Level
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
The Tipping Point
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
A History of the World in 100 Objects
Added to basket
Lean In
Added to basket
£9.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Hedgerow Handbook
Added to basket
Sapiens
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.49
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.