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The Cambridge World History of Violence
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The first in a four-volume set, The Cambridge World History of Violence, volume I provides a comprehensive examination of violence in prehistory and the ancient world. Covering the period through to the end of classical antiquity, the chapters take a global perspective spanning sub-Saharan Africa, the Near East, Europe, India, China, Japan and Central America. Unlike many previous works, this book does not focus only on warfare but examines violence as a broader phenomenon. The historical approach complements, and in some cases critiques, previous research on the anthropology and psychology of violence in the human story. Written by a team of contributors who are experts in each of their respective fields, this volume will be of particular interest to anyone fascinated by archaeology and the ancient world.

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‘The scope and depth of coverage are extraordinary. Never before has so much material on this vital topic been assembled by a single collaborative project. … this collection is a signal achievement.’

Walter Scheidel Source: H-Net Reviews

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Contents


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  • General Introduction: Violence in World History
    pp 1-18
  • 1 - The Origins of Warfare and Violence
    pp 39-57

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