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The Resource A history of force : exploring the worldwide movement against habits of coercion, bloodshed, and mayhem, James L. Payne

A history of force : exploring the worldwide movement against habits of coercion, bloodshed, and mayhem, James L. Payne

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A history of force : exploring the worldwide movement against habits of coercion, bloodshed, and mayhem
Title
A history of force
Title remainder
exploring the worldwide movement against habits of coercion, bloodshed, and mayhem
Statement of responsibility
James L. Payne
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Reviews over two dozen coercion-based practices, including human sacrifice, genocide, war, terrorism, revolution, political murder, riots, homicide, imprisonment, capital punishment, torture, religious persecution, slavery, debt bondage, and taxation. Examples and data are drawn from all over the world, including ancient Rome, medieval Japan, early modern England, revolutionary Russia, and four centuries of American history. Payne concludes that the long-run tendency in societies is for the use of force to decline
Cataloging source
FQG
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Payne, James L
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM886
LC item number
.P37 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Violence
  • Nonviolence
  • War
  • Pacifism
  • Democracy
  • Economic development
Label
A history of force : exploring the worldwide movement against habits of coercion, bloodshed, and mayhem, James L. Payne
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The history we can't stand -- The history we can't believe -- What history is up to -- The first step away from force: overcoming human sacrifice -- With the edge of the sword: the changing view of genocide -- Conquer thy neighbor: new ideas about empire, war, and military forces -- Beyond political murder -- Whatever happened to revolution? -- From hell to hot meals: the evolution of criminal punishment -- Violence for show: Terrorism in the modern world -- The warlord's religion: Islam and global terrorism -- Violence in the streets -- The decline of slavery and debt bondage -- The changing face of taxation -- Freedom of belief and expression -- Government in the age of disrespect -- Swimming in history's tide: Lessons for voluntarists
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
vii, 296 pages
Isbn
9780915728176
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004541019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
04-B4787
Label
A history of force : exploring the worldwide movement against habits of coercion, bloodshed, and mayhem, James L. Payne
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The history we can't stand -- The history we can't believe -- What history is up to -- The first step away from force: overcoming human sacrifice -- With the edge of the sword: the changing view of genocide -- Conquer thy neighbor: new ideas about empire, war, and military forces -- Beyond political murder -- Whatever happened to revolution? -- From hell to hot meals: the evolution of criminal punishment -- Violence for show: Terrorism in the modern world -- The warlord's religion: Islam and global terrorism -- Violence in the streets -- The decline of slavery and debt bondage -- The changing face of taxation -- Freedom of belief and expression -- Government in the age of disrespect -- Swimming in history's tide: Lessons for voluntarists
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
vii, 296 pages
Isbn
9780915728176
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004541019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
04-B4787

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