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War Before Civilization: the Myth of the Peaceful Savage

by Keeley, Lawrence H.

  • ISBN: 9780195091120
  • ISBN10: 0195091124

War Before Civilization: the Myth of the Peaceful Savage

by Keeley, Lawrence H.

  • List Price: $74.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publish date: 02/22/1996
  • ISBN: 9780195091120
  • ISBN10: 0195091124
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Description: The myth of the peace-loving "noble savage" is persistent and pernicious. Indeed, for the last fifty years, most popular and scholarly works have agreed that prehistoric warfare was rare, harmless, unimportant, and, like smallpox, a disease of civilized societies alone. Prehistoric warfare, according to this view, was little more than a ritualized game, where casualties were limited and the effects of aggression relatively mild. Lawrence Keeley's groundbreaking War Before Civilization offers a devastating rebuttal to such comfortable myths and debunks the notion that warfare was introduced to primitive societies through contact with civilization (an idea he denounces as "the pacification of the past"). Building on much fascinating archeological and historical research and offering an astute comparison of warfare in civilized and prehistoric societies, from modern European nations to the Plains Indians of North America, War Before Civilization convincingly demonstrates that prehistoric warfare was in fact more deadly, more frequent, and more ruthless than modern war. To support this point, Keeley provides a wide-ranging look at warfare and brutality in the prehistoric world.
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