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The Making of Peace: Rulers, States, and the Aftermath of War
     

The Making of Peace: Rulers, States, and the Aftermath of War

by Williamson Murray
 

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The Making of Peace represents a fascinating contribution to the study of war: namely, the difficulties that statesmen have confronted in attempting to put back together the pieces after a major conflict. These essays examine how Western belligerents have addressed – or failed to address – the making of peace across a span of two and a half millennia and

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The Making of Peace represents a fascinating contribution to the study of war: namely, the difficulties that statesmen have confronted in attempting to put back together the pieces after a major conflict. These essays examine how Western belligerents have addressed – or failed to address – the making of peace across a span of two and a half millennia and in contests reflecting a broad range of prompting disputes. Some efforts produced at best a momentary suspension of hostilities. Others transformed the very context of international relations. Defined more modestly, however, as the control and moderation of violence, some peacemaking efforts were notably more successful than others. This study also serves as a first draft of a guide for those who will confront the equally difficult task of maintaining the peace, once achieved. It contains path-breaking essays by leading historians of the United States and the United Kingdom.

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"All of the essays are clearly written, informative, intellectually stimulating, and full of important insights." -Ethan S. Rafuse, The Journal of Military History

"Recommended." -Choice

"The broad nature of the book would make it very useful for classroom use, particularly for undergraduate or graduate students of European history"
World History Bulletin, Jessica Achberger, University of Texas at Austin

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780511737718
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/29/2008
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Williamson Murray is Senior Fellow at the Institute for Defense Analyses in Washington, DC, and Professor Emeritus of History at the Ohio State University. He is co-editor of The Past as Prologue (with Richard Hart Sinnreich), The Dynamics of Military Revolution, 1300–2050 (with MacGregor Knox), Military Innovation in the Interwar Period (with Allan R. Millett), and The Making of Strategy (with Alvin Bernstein and MacGregor Knox).
Jim Lacey is an analyst at the Institute for Defense Analyses in Washington, DC, where he has written several studies on the war in Iraq and on the Global War on Terrorism. Lacey was also an embedded journalist with Time magazine during the invasion of Iraq, during which he traveled with the 101st Airborne Division. He is the author of Takedown: the 3rd Infantry Division's 21-Day Assault on Baghdad.

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