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The Resource War : how conflict shaped us, Margaret MacMillan

War : how conflict shaped us, Margaret MacMillan

Label
War : how conflict shaped us
Title
War
Title remainder
how conflict shaped us
Statement of responsibility
Margaret MacMillan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"War, the instinct to fight, is inherent in human nature; peace is the aberration in history. War has shaped humanity, its institutions, its states, its values and ideas. Our very language, our public spaces, our private memories, some of our greatest cultural treasures reflect the glory and the misery of war. War is an uncomfortable and challenging subject not least because it brings out the most vile and the noblest aspects of humanity. Margaret MacMillan looks at the ways in which war has shaped human history and how, in turn, changes in political organization, technology, or ideologies have affected how and why we fight. The book considers such much-debated and controversial issues as when war first started; whether human nature dooms us to fight each other; why war has been described as the most organized of all human activities and how it has forced us to become still more organized; how warriors are made and why are they almost always men; and how we try to control war. Drawing on lessons from a sweep of history, from classical history to modern warfare, and from all parts of the globe, MacMillan reveals the many faces of war--the way it shapes our past, our future, our views of the world, and our very conception of ourselves"--
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1943-
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MacMillan, Margaret
Dewey number
355.0209
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • War
  • War and society
  • HISTORY / Military / Wars & Conflicts (Other)
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Violence in Society
  • War
  • War and society
Label
War : how conflict shaped us, Margaret MacMillan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Humanity, society and war -- Reasons for war -- Ways and means -- Modern war -- Making the warrior -- Fighting -- Civilians -- Controlling the uncontrollable -- War in our imaginations and our memories -- Conclusion
Control code
on1158508035
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxii, 312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781984856135
Lccn
2020014498
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1158508035
Label
War : how conflict shaped us, Margaret MacMillan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Humanity, society and war -- Reasons for war -- Ways and means -- Modern war -- Making the warrior -- Fighting -- Civilians -- Controlling the uncontrollable -- War in our imaginations and our memories -- Conclusion
Control code
on1158508035
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxii, 312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781984856135
Lccn
2020014498
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1158508035

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