In this truly global study, major military historian Azar Gat sets out to unravel the ” riddle of war” throughout human history, from the early hunter-gatherers right. In this sweeping study of war and civilization, Azar Gat sets out to find definitive answers to these questions in an attempt to unravel the riddle of war throughout. Azar Gat is a good example. In his pathbreaking War in Human Civilization ( Oxford UP, ), he explains in politically palatable and.
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Peaceful means certainly exist to achieve these ends.
In the process, the book generates an astonishing wealth of original and fascinating insights on all major aspects of humankind’s remarkable journey through the ages, engaging a wide range of disciplines, from anthropology and evolutionary psychology to sociology and political science. This book has an interesting idea, that war is the biggest force in human advancement transition, it provides detail evidence since the first Homo 2 million years ago to nuclear war civilizagion biological weapon.
He finds that there are two major steps to this humna. It has a kind of “Freakonomics effect”, offering amazing insights.
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War has always been with us from the depths of pre-history until the ultra-peaceful democracies of today. In this sweeping study of war and Throughout the book Gat’s writing is precise and clear. Neilberg, Journal of Social History.
War in Human Civilization. Jun 29, Jeffrey Cavanaugh rated it it was amazing. In the process, the book generates an astonishing wealth of original and fascinating insights on all major aspects of humankind’s remarkable journey through the ages, engaging a wide range of disciplines. The spectre of hunger and starvation always loomed over their heads.
Gat received his Ph. I always have mixed feeling when giving a review for this kind of book. And what of war today–is it a declining phenomenon or simply changing its shape?
In this truly global study, major military historian Azar Gat sets out to unravel the “riddle of war” throughout human history, from the early hunter-gatherers right through to the unconventional terrorism of the twenty-first century. Return to Book Page. Feb 10, Bob Adamcik rated it it was amazing.
War in Human Civilization
Achieving wealth or power are means to those ends. See especially his seminal book War in Human Civilization. Of course, unlike them, our use of collective violence has an extra-genetic history. From the Enlightenment to the Cold War. War in Human Civilization Azar Gat The first truly global study of the relationship between war and civilization Panoramic in its historical sweep, from pre-history through to the twenty-first century.
Azar Gat is a good example.
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Scott Thornton rated it it was amazing Jan 21, Azar does a masterful job of describing and explaining how, even while our nature has remained the same, the way we fight has changed.
It can be ordered now for delivery when back in stock. The Evolutionary Perspective 4. Similar idea to Guns, Germs and Steel, conceptually at least.
So please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the NBN. Oxford University Press Amazon. Both these steps and all of these factors led to a reduction in wars and war casualties. Nov 15, Eric rated it it gta amazing. Jennifer Bradshaw rated it it was amazing Nov 09, Changing Worlds David W. Unbound and Bound Prometheus: A massive tome that cuts through all of human history, “combining biology, anthropology, archaeology, history, sociology, and political science – and ranging from the origins of our species to the current threat of terrorism.
Author explicates well the key roles of pastoralism and sedentarist agriculture in formalizing the rudiments of war-making The role of military action in state formation, and the state is a machine for war, is powerfully laid out.