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Stretching across continents and centuries, "The Origins of War: Violence in Prehistory" provides a fascinating examination of executions, torture, ritual sacrifices, and other acts of violence committed in the prehistoric world. This title was written as an accessible guide to the nature of life in prehistory and to the underpinnings of human violence. It combines symbolic interpretations of archaeological remains with a medical understanding of violent acts. It was written by an eminent prehistorian and a respected medical doctor.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405112598
ISBN-10: 140511259X
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 158mm x 21mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jean Guilaine

Jean Guilaine is Professor of Archeology at the College de France and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. He is the author of numerous books, including Prehistory: The World of Early Man (US translation 1986). Jean Zammit is a doctor and paleopathologist at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. Melanie Hersey is a translator specialising in the social sciences. She has studied German, French, and anthropology and received an MA in translation from Durham University.

Books By Author Jean Guilaine

Origins of War by Jean Guilaine

The Origins of War

Paperback, November 2004