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Arc of War Origins, Escalation, and Transformation

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ISBN-10: 0226476294

ISBN-13: 9780226476292

Edition: 2011

Authors: Jack S. Levy, William R. Thompson

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In this far-reaching exploration of the evolution of warfare in human history, Jack S. Levy and William R. Thompson provide insight into the perennial questions of why and how humans fight. Beginning with the origins of warfare among foraging groups, The Arc of Wardraws on a wealth of empirical data to enhance our understanding of how war began and how it has changed over time. The authors point to the complex interaction of political economy, political and military organization, military technology, and the threat environment-all of which create changing incentives for states and other actors. They conclude that those actors that adapt survive, and those that do not are eliminated. In…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/10/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 0.65" wide x 0.92" long x 0.07" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

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