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The Shield of Achilles

The Shield of Achilles

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Written by Philip BobbittAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Philip Bobbitt

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 960 pages
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • On Sale: September 9, 2003
  • Price: $24.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-385-72138-7 (0-385-72138-2)
Also available as an eBook.



Book IState of War

Introduction: Law, Strategy, and History

Part I—The Long War of the Nation-State
1. Thucydides and the Epochal War
2. The Struggle Begun: Fascism, Communism, Parliamentarianism, 1914–1919
3. The Struggle Continued: 1919–1945
4. The Struggle Ended: 1945–1990

Part II—A Brief History of the Modern State and its Constitutional Orders
5. Strategy and the Constitutional Order
6. From Princes to Princely States: 1494–1648
7. From Kingly States to Territorial States: 1648–1776
8. From State-Nations to Nation-States: 1776–1914
9. The Study of the Modern State

Part III—The Historic Consequences of the Long War
10. The Market-State
11. Strategic Choices
12. Strategy and the Market-State
13. The Wars of the Market-State: Conclusion to Book I Plates I-V

Book IIStates of Peace

Introduction: The Origin of International Law in the Constitutional Order

Part I—The Society of Nation-States
14. Colonel House and a World Made of Law
15. The Kitty Genovese Incident and the War in Bosnia
16. The Death of the Society of Nation-States

Part II—A Brief History of the Society of States and the International Order
17. Peace and the International Order
18. The Treaty of Augsburg
19. The Peace of Westphalia
20. The Treaty of Utrecht
21. The Congress of Vienna
22. The Versailles Treaty
23. The Peace of Paris

Part III—The Society of Market-States
24. Challenges to the New International Order
25. Possible Worlds
26. The Coming Age of War and Peace
27. Peace in the Society of Market-States: Conclusion to Book II

Postscript: The Indian Summer

A Note on Eurocentrism
A Note on Causality
A Note on Periodicity