The Nature of War: Origins and Evolution of Violent Conflict

The Nature of War: Origins and Evolution of Violent Conflict

by Jim Stempel


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786468379
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 08/28/2012
Pages: 219
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jim Stempel is an authority of the Eastern campaigns of the American Civil War. His articles on psychology, human development, and warfare have also appeared in the New Times, Concepts In Human Development, and North & South. He lives in western Maryland.

Table of Contents

Preface 1

Prologue 3

1 Some Proposals on the Origin of War 11

2 The Developmental Path 23

3 Civilizations Dawn 35

4 Civilization, Eden and the Romantic Blunder 43

5 The Psychology of War 50

6 The Archetype, the Ego and the Genesis of War 61

7 Alexander and the Warrior Archetype 72

8 A New Way Emerges 83

9 Revolution 92

10 A Violent Clash of Levels 112

11 Documents of Change 125

12 A War to End All Wars 137

13 The Great War, Act II 151

14 Cold War Conflict 162

15 The Evolution of War 170

16 The Future's Promise 177

17 Understanding Weapons 185

18 Peace 191

Chapter Notes 199

Bibliography 207

Index 211

What People are Saying About This

Mark Waldman

This is the most intelligent, penetrating, and insightful study of human warfare I've ever read. The insights will touch you deeply, and even give you the tools to end the inner wars inside us all. (Mark Waldman, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, author of Words Can Change Your Brain)

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