War and Peace

By ,
  • Full Title : War and Peace
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • ISBN Code : 1551999617
  • Pages : 1296
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

The masterwork of one of history’s finest novelists. Centred around the 1812 invasion of Russia by France, War and Peace chronicles the war’s impact on Russian society through the eyes of five aristocratic families. Love, marriage, war, and death all twist together in an epic narrative. The novel blends realist fiction and philosophical discourse into a unique concoction that is hard to pin down. It has been adapted for the screen numerous times, including as a mini-series by the BBC in 2016. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.


Merchants of War and Peace

By Song-Chuan Chen
  • Full Title : Merchants of War and Peace
  • Author : Song-Chuan Chen
  • Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9888390562
  • Pages : 240
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English


War & Peace In The Sudan

By Khalid
  • Full Title : War & Peace In The Sudan
  • Author : Khalid
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1136179178
  • Pages : 570
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


War and Peace in Islam

By SM Farid Mirbagheri
  • Full Title : War and Peace in Islam
  • Author : SM Farid Mirbagheri
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1137001313
  • Pages : 214
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Mirbagheri traces the revival of Islamic/ist movements, and embarks on a theoretical study of some of the fundamental concepts in Islam and International Relations such as the self, Jihad, peace and universalism. Contemporary cases of conflict in the Middle East are analysed to pose a challenge to the universalist discourse of Western liberalism.


India-Pakistan in War and Peace

By J. N. Dixit
  • Full Title : India-Pakistan in War and Peace
  • Author : J. N. Dixit
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134407572
  • Pages : 504
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

As the Kashmir dispute brings India and Pakistan ominously close to nuclear war this book provides a compelling account of the history and politics of these two great South Asian rivals. Like the Israel-Palestine struggle, the Indian-Pakistan rivalry is a legacy of history. The two countries went to war within months of becoming independent and, over the following half-century, they have fought three other wars and clashed at the United Nations and every other global forum. It is a complex conflict, over religion and territory with two diametrically opposed views of nationhood and national imagination. J.N. Dixit, former Foreign Secretary of India, and one of the world's leading authorities on the region, has written a balanced and very readable account of the most tempestuous and potentially dangerous flashpoint in international politics.


An American in Europe at War and Peace

By Vivian Reed
  • Full Title : An American in Europe at War and Peace
  • Author : Vivian Reed
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN Code : 3110672278
  • Pages : 754
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

An American in Europe at War and Peace offers a rare personal record of Hugh Gibson, a top American diplomat, during the last months of World War I and the first months of peace. The Chronicles give unique insights on events in Europe and presents Gibson’s commentary in real time with the voice of an extremely well-connected American at the epicenter of world-changing events. The source edition is introduced, annotated and edited by Vivian Reed, leading expert on Hugh Gibson, and Jochen Böhler, expert in Eastern European affairs.


The Russian Understanding of War

By Oscar Jonsson
  • Full Title : The Russian Understanding of War
  • Author : Oscar Jonsson
  • Publisher : Georgetown University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1626167354
  • Pages : 200
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

This book analyzes the evolution of Russian military thought and how Russia's current thinking about war is reflected in recent crises. While other books describe current Russian practice, Oscar Jonsson provides the long view to show how Russian military strategic thinking has developed from the Bolshevik Revolution to the present. He closely examines Russian primary sources including security doctrines and the writings and statements of Russian military theorists and political elites. What Jonsson reveals is that Russia's conception of the very nature of war is now changing, as Russian elites see information warfare and political subversion as the most important ways to conduct contemporary war. Since information warfare and political subversion are below the traditional threshold of armed violence, this has blurred the boundaries between war and peace. Jonsson also finds that Russian leaders have, particularly since 2011/12, considered themselves to be at war with the United States and its allies, albeit with non-violent means. This book provides much needed context and analysis to be able to understand recent Russian interventions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, how to deter Russia on the eastern borders of NATO, and how the West must also learn to avoid inadvertent escalation.


War and Peace and War

By Peter Turchin
  • Full Title : War and Peace and War
  • Author : Peter Turchin
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 1101126914
  • Pages : 416
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

In War and Peace and War, Peter Turchin uses his expertise in evolutionary biology to offer a bold new theory about the course of world history. Turchin argues that the key to the formation of an empire is a society’s capacity for collective action. He demonstrates that high levels of cooperation are found where people have to band together to fight off a common enemy, and that this kind of cooperation led to the formation of the Roman and Russian empires, and the United States. But as empires grow, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, conflict replaces cooperation, and dissolution inevitably follows. Eloquently argued and rich with historical examples, War and Peace and War offers a bold new theory about the course of world history with implications for nations today.


War and Peace in Modern India

By S. Raghavan
  • Full Title : War and Peace in Modern India
  • Author : S. Raghavan
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 0230277519
  • Pages : 359
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

A study of Indian foreign policy under Jawaharlal Nehru, concentrating on the fundamental questions of war and peace. Looks at Nehru's handling of the disputes over the fate of Junagadh, Hyderabad and Kashmir in 1947-48; the refugee crisis in East and West Bengal in 1950; the Kashmir crisis in 1951; and the boundary dispute with China 1949-62.


Give War and Peace a Chance

By Andrew D. Kaufman
  • Full Title : Give War and Peace a Chance
  • Author : Andrew D. Kaufman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1451644728
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

“This lively appreciation of one of the most intimidating and massive novels ever written should persuade many hesitant readers to try scaling the heights of War and Peace sooner rather than later” (Publishers Weekly). Considered by many critics the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is also one of the most feared. And at 1,500 pages, it’s no wonder why. Still, in July 2009 Newsweek put War and Peace at the top of its list of 100 great novels and a 2007 edition of the AARP Bulletin included the novel in their list of the top four books everybody should read by the age of fifty. A New York Times survey from 2009 identified War and Peace as the world classic you’re most likely to find people reading on their subway commute to work. What might all those Newsweek devotees, senior citizens, and harried commuters see in a book about the Napoleonic Wars in the early 1800s? War and Peace is many things. It is a love story, a family saga, a war novel. But at its core it’s a novel about human beings attempting to create a meaningful life for themselves in a country torn apart by war, social change, political intrigue, and spiritual confusion. It is a mirror of our times. Give War and Peace a Chance takes readers on a journey through War and Peace that reframes their very understanding of what it means to live through troubled times and survive them. Touching on a broad range of topics, from courage to romance, parenting to death, Kaufman demonstrates how Tolstoy’s wisdom can help us live fuller, more meaningful lives. The ideal companion to War and Peace, this book “makes Tolstoy’s characters lively and palpable…and may well persuade readers to finally dive into one of the world’s most acclaimed—and daunting—novels” (Kirkus Reviews).


Meanings of War and Peace

By Francis A. Beer
  • Full Title : Meanings of War and Peace
  • Author : Francis A. Beer
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781585441242
  • Pages : 215
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

When the stakes of public words and actions are global and permanent, and especially when they involve war and peace, can we afford not to seek their meaning? For three decades, Francis Beer has pioneered the effort to discover, describe, and connect pieces of the complex puzzle of war, peace, their interrelationship, and their causes. In this volume, Beer (joined by colleagues as co-authors of some chapters) examines the cognitive, behavioral, and linguistic dimensions of war and peace. Language, he shows, is important because it mediates between thought and action. It expresses beliefs about war and peace and affects the perceptions of potential adversaries about one's own intentions. Using multiple perspectives and methods, he explores the uses of communication in international relations and the development of "meaning" for war and peace. In this unique and innovative post-realist analysis, Beer examines how language transmits and creates meaning through interaction with specific audiences. His case studies include the Somalian intervention, Sarajevo and the Balkan conflict, and the Gulf War. Moving beyond the discrete words of war, the book takes a broader view of how political participants interact in war and peace through continuous streams of communication that reflect and construct worlds of meaning. This stimulating and challenging volume brings together insights and evidence from political science, cognitive psychology, linguistics, history, and rhetorical studies and applies them in a focused way to the problem of war and peace.


Nils Petter Gleditsch: Pioneer in the Analysis of War and Peace

By Nils Petter Gleditsch
  • Full Title : Nils Petter Gleditsch: Pioneer in the Analysis of War and Peace
  • Author : Nils Petter Gleditsch
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319038206
  • Pages : 171
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

This book presents Nils Petter Gleditsch, a staff member of the Peace Research Institute of Oslo (PRIO) since 1964, a former editor of the Journal for Peace Research (1983-2010), a former president of the International Studies Association (2008-2009) and the recipient of several academic awards as a pioneer in the scientific analysis of war and peace. This unique anthology covers major themes in his distinguished career as a peace researcher. An autobiographical, critical retrospective puts his work on conflict and peace into a broader context, while a comprehensive bibliography documents his publications over a period of nearly 50 years. Part II documents his wide-ranging contributions on globalization, democratization and liberal peace, on international espionage, environmental security, climate change and conflict and on the decline of war and more generally of violence as a tool in conflict.


The Art of War

By Sun Tzu
  • Full Title : The Art of War
  • Author : Sun Tzu
  • Publisher : Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
  • ISBN Code : 9390960037
  • Pages : 104
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

The Art of War is an enduring classic that holds a special place in the culture and history of East Asia. An ancient Chinese text on the philosophy and politics of warfare and military strategy, the treatise was written in 6th century B.C. by a warrior-philosopher now famous all over the world as Sun Tzu. Sun Tzu's teachings remain as relevant to leaders and strategists today as they were to rulers and military generals in ancient times. Divided into thirteen chapters and written succinctly, The Art of War is a must-read for anybody who works in a competitive environment.


Handbook of Peace and Conflict Studies

By Charles Webel,Johan Galtung
  • Full Title : Handbook of Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Author : Charles Webel,Johan Galtung
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134154801
  • Pages : 424
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

This major new Handbook provides a cutting-edge and transdisciplinary overview of the main issues, debates, state-of-the-art methods, and key concepts in peace and conflict studies today. The fields of peace and conflict studies have grown exponentially since being initiated by Professor Johan Galtung half a century ago. They have forged a transdisciplinary and professional identity distinct from security studies, political science, and international relations. The volume is divided into four sections: understanding and transforming conflict creating peace supporting peace peace across the disciplines. Each section features new essays by distinguished international scholars and professionals working in peace studies and conflict resolution and transformation. Drawing from a wide range of theoretical, methodological, and political positions, the editors and contributors offer topical and enduring approaches to peace and conflict studies. The Handbook of Peace and Conflict Studies will be essential reading for students of peace studies, conflict studies and conflict resolution. It will also be of interest and use to practitioners in conflict resolution and NGOs, as well as policy makers and diplomats.


Child Soldiers as Agents of War and Peace

By Leonie Steinl
  • Full Title : Child Soldiers as Agents of War and Peace
  • Author : Leonie Steinl
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 9462652015
  • Pages : 421
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

This book deals with child soldiers’ involvement in crimes under international law. Child soldiers are often victims of grave human rights abuses, and yet, in some cases, they also participate actively in inflicting violence upon others. Nonetheless, the international discourse on child soldiers often tends to ignore the latter dimension of children’s involvement in armed conflict and instead focuses exclusively on their role as victims. While it might seem as though the discourse is therefore beneficial for child soldiers as it protects them from blame and responsibility, it is important to realize that the so-called passive victim narrative entails various adverse consequences, which can hinder the successful reintegration of child soldiers into their families, communities and societies. This book aims to address this dilemma. First, the available options for dealing with child soldiers’ participation in crimes under international law, such as transitional justice and criminal justice, and their shortcomings are analyzed in depth. Subsequently a new approach is developed towards achieving accountability in a child-adequate way, which is called restorative transitional justice. This book is in the first place aimed at researchers with an interest in child soldiers, children and armed conflict, as well as international criminal law, transitional justice, juvenile justice, restorative justice, children’s rights, and international human rights law. Secondly, professionals working on issues of transitional justice, juvenile justice, international criminal law, children’s rights, and the reintegration of child soldiers will also find the subject matter of great relevance to their practice. Dr. Leonie Steinl, LL.M. (Columbia) is a Researcher and Lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the Humboldt-Universität in Berlin.


Instincts of the Herd in Peace and War

By Wilfred Trotter
  • Full Title : Instincts of the Herd in Peace and War
  • Author : Wilfred Trotter
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 1602069492
  • Pages : 268
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Originally published in 1919, this classic work of social psychology introduces the concept of "the herd instinct" in relation to human behavior and explores the fundamental importance of gregariousness among animals as well as among humans. In addition, author Wilfred Trotter incisively draws on the concept of social habit to provide a deeper understanding of the nature of human behavior as well as its affect on the national morale - particularly in times of war. As Trotter noted in his original publication, these ideas may also be of use to "a tired nation seeking peace."



By Héctor García,Francesc Miralles
  • Full Title : Ikigai
  • Author : Héctor García,Francesc Miralles
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 1524704555
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

*Los Angeles Times bestseller* “If hygge is the art of doing nothing, ikigai is the art of doing something—and doing it with supreme focus and joy.” —New York Post Bring meaning and joy to all your days with this internationally bestselling guide to the Japanese concept of ikigai (pronounced ee-key-guy)—the happiness of always being busy—as revealed by the daily habits of the world’s longest-living people. *And from the same authors, don’t miss The Book of Ichigo Ichie—about making the most of every moment in your life.* * * * What’s your ikigai? “Only staying active will make you want to live a hundred years.” —Japanese proverb According to the Japanese, everyone has an ikigai—a reason for living. And according to the residents of the Japanese village with the world’s longest-living people, finding it is the key to a happier and longer life. Having a strong sense of ikigai—the place where passion, mission, vocation, and profession intersect—means that each day is infused with meaning. It’s the reason we get up in the morning. It’s also the reason many Japanese never really retire (in fact there’s no word in Japanese that means retire in the sense it does in English): They remain active and work at what they enjoy, because they’ve found a real purpose in life—the happiness of always being busy. In researching this book, the authors interviewed the residents of the Japanese village with the highest percentage of 100-year-olds—one of the world’s Blue Zones. Ikigai reveals the secrets to their longevity and happiness: how they eat, how they move, how they work, how they foster collaboration and community, and—their best-kept secret—how they find the ikigai that brings satisfaction to their lives. And it provides practical tools to help you discover your own ikigai. Because who doesn’t want to find happiness in every day? A PENGUIN LIFE TITLE


Transnational Actors in War and Peace

By David Malet,Miriam J. Anderson
  • Full Title : Transnational Actors in War and Peace
  • Author : David Malet,Miriam J. Anderson
  • Publisher : Georgetown University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1626164444
  • Pages : 244
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Transnational Actors in War and Peace provides a comparative examination of a range of transnational actors who have been key to the conduct of war and peace promotion, and of how they interact with states and each other. It explores the identities, organization, strategies and influence of transnational actors involved in contentious politics, armed conflict, and peacemaking. While the study of transnational politics has been a rapidly growing field, to date, the disparate actors have not been analyzed alongside each other, making it difficult to develop a common theoretical framework or determine their influence on international security. This book brings together a diverse set of scholars focused on a range of transnational actors, such as: foreign fighters, terrorists, private military security companies, religious groups, diasporas, NGOs, and women’s peace groups. Malet and Anderson provide the standard for future study of transnational actors in this work intended for those interested in security studies, international relations, conflict resolution, and global governance.


Trauma Interventions in War and Peace

By Bonnie L. Green,Matthew J. Friedman,Joop de Jong,Susan D. Solomon,Terence M. Keane,John A. Fairbank,Brigid Donelan,Ellen Frey-Wouters
  • Full Title : Trauma Interventions in War and Peace
  • Author : Bonnie L. Green,Matthew J. Friedman,Joop de Jong,Susan D. Solomon,Terence M. Keane,John A. Fairbank,Brigid Donelan,Ellen Frey-Wouters
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 0306479680
  • Pages : 388
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

With traumatic stress an increasing global challenge, the U.N., the NGO community and governments must take into account the psychological aftermath of large-scale catastrophes and individual or group violence. This volume addresses this global perspective, and provides a conceptual framework for interventions in the wake of abuse, torture, war, and disaster on individual, local, regional, and international levels. To be useful to both practitioners and policymakers, the book identifies model programs that can be implemented at every level.


Conflict, War, and Peace

By Sara McLaughlin Mitchell,John A. Vasquez
  • Full Title : Conflict, War, and Peace
  • Author : Sara McLaughlin Mitchell,John A. Vasquez
  • Publisher : CQ Press
  • ISBN Code : 1483322106
  • Pages : 440
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Introducing students to the scientific study of peace and war, Conflict, War, and Peace: An Introduction to Scientific Research, edited by Sara McLaughlin Mitchell and John A. Vasquez, provides an overview of current scholarship in this dynamic area of study. Focusing on the factors that shape relationships between countries and that make war or peace more likely, this collection of articles by top scholars explores such key topics as dangerous dyads, alliances, territorial disputes, rivalry, arms races, democracy peace, trade, international organizations, territorial peace, and nuclear weapons. Each article is followed by the editors’ commentary: a “Major Contributions” section highlights the article’s theoretical advances and relates each study to the broader literature, while a “Methodological Notes” section carefully walks students through the techniques used in the analysis. Methodological topics include research design, percentages, probabilities, odds ratios, statistical significance, levels of analysis, selection bias, logic, duration models, and game theory models.