Civil Wars

A History in Ideas

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Author: David Armitage

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300149824

Category: Civil war

Page: 360

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A highly original history of the least understood and most intractable form of organised human aggression, from ancient Rome to our present conflict-ridden world We think we know civil war when we see it. Yet ideas of what it is, and isn't, have a long and contested history. Defining the term is acutely political, for ideas about what makes a war "civil" often depend on whether one is ruler or rebel, victor or vanquished, sufferer or outsider; it can also shape a conflict's outcome, determining whether external powers are involved or stand aside. From the American Revolution to the Iraq war, pivotal decisions have hung on such shifts of perspective. The West's age of civil war may be over, but elsewhere it has exploded - from the Balkans to Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia, Sri Lanka and, most recently, Syria. And the language of civil war has burgeoned as democratic politics has become more violently fought. This book's unique perspective on the roots, dynamics and shaping force of civil war will be essential to our ongoing struggles with this seemingly interminable problem.

The Civil Wars Experienced

Britain and Ireland, 1638-1661

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Author: Martyn Bennett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134724543

Category: History

Page: 304

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The Civil Wars Experienced is an exciting new history of the civil wars, which recounts their effects on the 'common people'. This engaging survey throws new light onto a century of violence and political and social upheaval By looking at personal sources such as diaries, petitions, letters and social sources including the press, The Civil War Experienced clearly sets out the true social and cultural effects of the wars on the peoples of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland and how common experiences transcended national and regional boundaries. It ranges widely from the Orkneys to Galway and from Radnorshire to Norfolk. The Civil Wars Experienced explores exactly how far-reaching the changes caused by civil wars actually were for both women and men and carefully assesses individual reactions towards them. For most people fear, familial concerns and material priorities dictated their lives, but for others the civil revolutions provided a positive force for their own spiritual and religious development. By placing the military and political developments of the civil wars in a social context, this book portrays a very different interpretation of a century of regicide and republic.

Civil Wars

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Author: June Jordan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684814048

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

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Essays, letters, and speeches consider Black feminism, education, and the nature of poetry, as well as the problems of ghetto school systems, police violence, and radical riots

Civil Wars

Internal Struggles, Global Consequences

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Author: Marie Olson Lounsbery,Frederic Pearson,Frederic S. Pearson

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802096722

Category: History

Page: 262

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"Clearly the best single volume treatment of civil war now available. This is an admirable synthesis and analysis of theoretical, historical, statistical, and case study literatures. Useful as a textbook at the undergraduate and graduate level." - Roy Licklider, Rutgers University

Ending Civil Wars

The Implementation of Peace Agreements

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Author: Stephen John Stedman

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781588260833

Category: History

Page: 729

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"A project of the International Peace Academy and CISAC, The Center for International Security and Cooperation"--Page ii.

Civil Wars of the World

Major Conflicts Since World War II

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Author: Karl R. DeRouen,Uk Heo

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851099191

Category: History

Page: 912

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Alphabetically arranged entries focusing on countries and regions involved in civil wars after 1950 provide regional histories and describe the insurgents, geography and tactics, and causes and outcomes of each conflict.

UN Peacekeeping in Civil Wars

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Author: Lise Morjé Howard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521881382

Category: Law

Page: 402

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An in-depth 2007 analysis of the sources of success and failure in UN peacekeeping missions in civil wars.

The Civil Wars After 1660

Public Remembering in Late Stuart England

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Author: Matthew Neufeld

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 184383815X

Category: History

Page: 284

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Drawing upon the interdisciplinary field of social memory studies, this book opens up new vistas on the historical and political culture of early modern England.

What Do We Know about Civil Wars?

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Author: T. David Mason,Sara McLaughlin Mitchell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442242264

Category: Political Science

Page: 364

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Since World War II, civil wars have replaced interstate wars as the most frequent and deadly form of armed conflict globally. How do we account for when and where civil wars are likely to occur, when and how they are likely to end, and whether or not they will recur? In this timely book, leading scholars guide us through what the latest research tells us about the onset, duration, outcomes, and recurrence of civil wars, as well as the ongoing consequences of conflicts in war-torn countries such as Syria, Sudan, and Rwanda. In mapping out the current state of our knowledge about civil conflicts, the authors also identify what we do not know about civil wars. The book describes new directions in civil-war research, including transitional justice institutions in post-conflict environments, the “resource curse,” the role of women, and the relationship between the environment and civil conflict. The authors also highlight new trends in civil-war data collection that have enabled scholars to examine the geographic and temporal patterns of armed conflict. This authoritative text offers both an accessible and current overview of current knowledge and an agenda for future research. With contributions by Halvard Buhaug, David E. Cunningham, Kathleen Gallagher Cunningham, Jacqueline H. R. DeMeritt, Karl DeRouen Jr., Paul F. Diehl, Andrew Enterline, Erika Forsberg, Scott Gates, Kristian Skrede Gleditsch, Nils Petter Gleditsch, Caroline A. Hartzell, Cullen Hendrix, Jacob Kathman, Christopher Linebarger, T. David Mason, Erik Melander, Sara McLaughlin Mitchell, Alyssa K. Prorok, Idean Salehyan, Lee J. M. Seymour, Megan Shannon, Benjamin Smith, David Sobek, Clayton L. Thyne, Henrik Urdal, Joseph K. Young

Citizens of Discord

Rome and Its Civil Wars

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Author: Brian Breed,Cynthia Damon,Andreola Rossi

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199780228

Category: History

Page: 352

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Civil wars, more than other wars, sear themselves into the memory of societies that suffer them. This is particularly true at Rome, where in a period of 150 years the Romans fought four epochal wars against themselves. The present volume brings together exciting new perspectives on the subject by an international group of distinguished contributors. The basis of the investigation is broad, encompassing literary texts, documentary texts, and material culture, spanning the Greek and Roman worlds. Attention is devoted not only to Rome's four major conflicts from the period between the 80s BC and AD 69, but the frame extends to engage conflicts both previous and much later, as well as post-classical constructions of the theme of civil war at Rome. Divided into four sections, the first ("Beginnings, Endings") addresses the basic questions of when civil war began in Rome and when it ended. "Cycles" is concerned with civil war as a recurrent phenomenon without end. "Aftermath" focuses on attempts to put civil war in the past, or, conversely, to claim the legacy of past civil wars, for better or worse. Finally, the section "Afterlife" provides views of Rome's civil wars from more distant perspectives, from those found in Augustan lyric and elegy to those in much later post-classical literary responses. As a whole, the collection sheds new light on the ways in which the Roman civil wars were perceived, experienced, and represented across a variety of media and historical periods.

Civil Wars

American Novelists and Manners, 1880-1940

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Author: Susan Goodman,Susan E. Goodman

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801868245

Category: History

Page: 198

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In a work that recovers the broader meaning of "manners" for past generations, Susan Goodman demonstrates that American writers have consistently tied the subject of national identity to the norms and behaviors of everyday life - that, in fact, the novel of manners is a dominant form of American fiction.".

The Civil Wars

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Author: Appian

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1442935383

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Appian has beautifully captured the accounts of great conquerors and leaders. Their conquests, invasions and leadership qualities have been discussed in detail. The historical narrative reads like a novel and this adds to the appeal of the book. Enthralling and informative!

Civil Wars, Insecurity, and Intervention

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Author: Barbara F. Walter,Jack L. Snyder

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231116275

Category: Political Science

Page: 331

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Since the end of the Cold War, a series of costly civil wars, many of them ethnic conflicts, have dominated the international security agenda. This volume offers a detailed examination of four recent interventions by the international community.

The Civil War

With the Anonymous Alexandrian, African, and Spanish Wars

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Author: Julius Caesar,John Mackenzie Carter

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192839237

Category: History

Page: 354

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`All over Italy men were conscripted, and weapons requisitioned; money was exacted from towns, and taken from shrines; and all the laws of god and man were overturned.' The Civil War is Caesar's masterly account of the celebrated war between himself and his great rival Pompey, from the crossing of the Rubicon in January 49 B.C. to Pompey's death and the start of the Alexandrian War in the autumn of the following year. His unfinished account of the continuing struggle with Pomepy's heirs and followers is completed by the three anonymous accounts of the Alexandrian, African, and Spanish Wars, which bring the story down to within a year of Caesar's assassination in March 44 B.C. This generously annotated edition places the war in context and enables the reader to grasp it both in detail and as a whole.