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Civilization and Savagery

Bowden, Brett


It has been suggested that civilization and war share a common heritage, that �the cradle of civilization is also war�s cradle�.3 It has also been suggested that there �is no document of civilization which is not at the same time a document of barbarism� or savagery.4 This contention is thought to be particularly pertinent when applied to situations of armed conflict or the theatre of war. These suppositions are two key strands in the web of ideas linking civilization, savagery and war. Adding...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: The Ashgate Research Companion to Modern Warfare
DOI: 10.4324/9781315613284-24


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