Peace in World History

Stearns, Peter N.
Date published: 
August 2014

Peace in World History examines ideas of peace that have existed throughout history and across the world, and how societies have sought to put them into practice, beginning with early hunter-gatherer societies and continuing through the present day. Moving away from the view of history as a series of military conflicts, this book offers a new way of looking at world history by focusing on peace. Showing how concepts of peace have evolved over time even as they have been challenged by war and conflict, this lively, engaging narrative enables students to consider peace as a human possibility.