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The Resource The origins of violence : religion, history and genocide, John Docker

The origins of violence : religion, history and genocide, John Docker

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The origins of violence : religion, history and genocide
Title
The origins of violence
Title remainder
religion, history and genocide
Statement of responsibility
John Docker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Genocide is commonly understood to be a terrible aberration in human behavior, performed by evil, murderous regimes such as the Nazis and dictators like Suharto and Pinochet. John Docker argues that the roots of genocide go far deeper into human nature than most people realize. Genocide features widely in the Bible, the literature of ancient Greece and Rome, and debates about the Enlightenment. These texts are studied in depth to trace the origins of violence through time and across civilizations. Developing the groundbreaking work of Raphael Lemkin, who invented the term 'genocide', Docker guides us from the dawn of agricultural society, through classical civilization to the present, showing that violence between groups has been integral to all periods of history. This revealing book will be of great interest to those wishing to understand the roots of genocide and why it persists in the modern age
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Docker, John
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genocide
  • Genocide
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Genocide
  • Genocide
  • Völkermord
Label
The origins of violence : religion, history and genocide, John Docker
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-248) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Genocide as ancient practice : chimpanzees, humans, agricultural society -- Genocide, and questioning of genocide, in the ancient Greek world : Herodotus and Thucydides -- Genocide, trauma and world upside down in ancient Greek tragedy : Aeschylus and Euripides -- Utopia and dystopia : Plato and Cicero's Republics -- Victimology and genocide : the Bible's Exodus, Virgil's Aeneid -- Roman settler imperialism in Britain : narrative and counter-narrative in Tacitus's Agricola and Germania -- The honourable colonizer -- Was enlightenment the origin of the Holocaust? -- Conclusion : can there be an end to violence?
Control code
ocn298460816
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 256 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780745325446
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9780745325446
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt184pxrb
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)298460816
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The origins of violence : religion, history and genocide, John Docker
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-248) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Genocide as ancient practice : chimpanzees, humans, agricultural society -- Genocide, and questioning of genocide, in the ancient Greek world : Herodotus and Thucydides -- Genocide, trauma and world upside down in ancient Greek tragedy : Aeschylus and Euripides -- Utopia and dystopia : Plato and Cicero's Republics -- Victimology and genocide : the Bible's Exodus, Virgil's Aeneid -- Roman settler imperialism in Britain : narrative and counter-narrative in Tacitus's Agricola and Germania -- The honourable colonizer -- Was enlightenment the origin of the Holocaust? -- Conclusion : can there be an end to violence?
Control code
ocn298460816
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 256 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780745325446
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9780745325446
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt184pxrb
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)298460816
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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