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War and Society in the Seventeenth Century

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  • Date Published: July 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521135825

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  • Sir George Clark discusses war as a factor for good and ill in European society in the seventeenth century. In particular, he shows how war helped to determine the emergence of modern Europe from a society geographically, politically and doctrinally confused: what Sir George calls the mêlée of the early part of the century. His first chapter stresses that war was accepted as part of the order of society. It was considered a legitimate instrument of policy, provided that it was just. The next chapter examines 'War as a Collision of Societies' and analyses the effect on war of religious issues, questions of manpower, supply and the relationship between trade and national policy (including some important remarks on the alleged nature of mercantilism). 'War in the European Community' examines the possibility of more civilised reactions to war - especially to atrocities. The final chapters deal with particular aspects: the depredations of the Barbary Corsairs on the trade of civilised Europe and the views held in the seventeenth century on the cycle of war and peace.

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    • Date Published: July 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521135825
    • length: 168 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.22kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. War as an institution
    2. The analogy of the duel
    3. War as a collision of societies
    4. War and the European community
    5. The Barbary Corsairs in the seventeenth century
    6. The cycle of war and peace in modern history
    Appendix: List of books and articles
    Index.

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    George Clark

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