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The Causes of War Volume 1: 3000 BCE to 1000 CE

ISBN13: 9781849465007
Published: October 2013
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £55.00

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This is the first volume of a projected three volume series charting the causes of war from 3000 BCE to the present day.

Written by a leading international lawyer, and using as its principal materials the documentary history of international law (largely in the form of treaties and the negotiations which led up to them), these volumes seek to explain what the treaties can tell us about the causes of war.

In departing from the various theories put forward by historians, anthropologists and psychologists - for instance that warfare stems from disputes over private property, or that warfare is inherent in human behaviour - Gillespie offers a different taxonomy of the causes of war, which, he explains can be grouped under the headings of politics, religion, migration and empire-building.

Legal History
1. Introduction
1. The Conversation on Sunday Afternoon
2. Utopia
3. Facts
4. Casus Belli in Practice
II. Empires
1. Introduction
2. The Formation of Empires
3. The Middle East
4. Greece
5. Rome
6. The Formation of Modern Europe
7. Conclusion
III. Migratory Peoples
Further Migratory Peoples in the West to 1000
Northern Europe
IV. Politics
The Near East, Egypt, China and India
The Greeks and the Wars for Freedom
Rome and the Political Question
The Contribution of Christianity
The Christian Emperors of the Roman Empire
The Return to Monarchy in the West
Islam and the Political Question
V. Religion
Mesopotamia, Egypt, Assyria, Israel and Persia
China and India
Greece and Rome
Orthodoxy, Heresy and Intolerance
The Rise of the Papacy and the East–West Tension
The Religious Question between Rome and Persia
Islam and Christianity in the East
Islam and Christianity in the West
VI. Conclusion