ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

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donderdag 23 januari 2020

BOOK SERIES: Ronald EDSFORTH (ed.), A Cultural History of Peace (London: Bloomsbury, 2020), 6 v. (currently) 355,5 GBP

(image source: Bloomsbury)

On the collection:
A Cultural History of Peace presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present. The set of six volumes covers a span of 2500 years, tracing how different cultures and societies have thought about, struggled for, developed and sustained peace in different ways and at different times.
1. A Cultural History of Peace in Antiquity (500 BCE - 800 CE)
2. A Cultural History of Peace in the Medieval Age (800 - 1450)
3. A Cultural History of Peace in the Renaissance (1450 - 1648)
4. A Cultural History of Peace in the Age of Enlightenment (1648 - 1815)
5. A Cultural History of Peace in the Age of Empire (1815 - 1920)
6. A Cultural History of Peace in the Modern Age (1920 - present)
Each volume discusses the same themes in its chapters:
1. Definitions of Peace
2. Human Nature, Peace and War
3. Peace, War and Gender
4. Peace, Pacifism and Religion
5. Representations of Peace
6. Peace as Integration
7. Peace Movements
8. Peace, Security and Deterrence
This structure offers readers a broad overview of a period within each volume or the opportunity to follow a theme through history by reading the relevant chapter across volumes.
Generously illustrated, the full six-volume set combines to present the most authoritative and comprehensive survey available on peace in history.
On the series editor:
Ronald Edsforth is Distinguished Senior Lecturer in History and Chair of Globalization Studies in the Masters in Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) program at Dartmouth College, USA. He is the author of The New Deal: America's Response to the Great Depression (2000) and Class, Capital and Cultural Consensus (1986). He is also the co-editor, along with Larry Bennett, of Popular Culture and Political Change in Modern America (1991). 

Table of contents:
Volume 1: A Cultural History of Peace in Antiquity
Edited by Sheila Ager, University of Waterloo, CanadaVolume 2: A Cultural History of Peace in the Medieval Age
Edited by Walter Simons, Dartmouth College, USAVolume 3: A Cultural History of Peace in the Renaissance
Edited by Isabella Lazzarini, University of Molise, ItalyVolume 4: A Cultural History of Peace in the Age of Enlightenment
Edited by Stella Ghervas, Newcastle University, UK and David Armitage, Harvard University, USAVolume 5: A Cultural History of Peace in the Age of Empire
Edited by Ingrid Sharp, University of Leeds, UKVolume 6: A Cultural History of Peace in the Modern Age
Edited by Ronald Edsforth, Dartmouth College, USA

(source: Bloomsbury)