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By Vicki A. Spencer,Takashi Shogimen

Visions of Peace: Asia and the West explores the range of previous conceptualizations in addition to the striking continuity within the desire for peace throughout international highbrow traditions. present literature, triggered through September eleven, predominantly makes a speciality of the legislation and ethics of simply wars or sleek beliefs of peace. Asian and Western beliefs of peace prior to the fashionable period have principally escaped scholarly awareness. This ebook examines Western and Asian visions of peace that existed sooner than c.1800 via bringing jointly specialists from various highbrow traditions. The ancient survey levels from old Greek idea, early Christianity and medieval scholasticism to Hinduism, classical Confucianism and Tokuguwa jap studying, earlier than illuminating strange points of peace visions within the eu Enlightenment. every one bankruptcy deals a selected case learn and makes an attempt to rehabilitate a 'forgotten' notion of peace and reclaim its modern relevance. jointly they supply the conceptual assets to encourage extra inventive considering in the direction of a brand new imaginative and prescient of peace within the current. scholars and experts in diplomacy, peace reports, historical past, political idea, philosophy, and spiritual reports will locate this publication a precious source on different conceptions of peace.

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