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The Origins of Violence: Religion, History and Genocide

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Genocide is commonly understood to be a terrible aberration in human behaviour, performed by evil, murderous regimes such as the Nazis and dictators like Suharto and Pinochet. John Docker argues that the roots of genocide go far deeper into human nature than most people realise.

Genocide features widely in the Bible, the literature of ancient Greece and Rome, and debates ab
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Paperback, 272 pages
Published October 20th 2008 by Pluto Press (first published 2008)
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Firas Al Ramahi
May 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
لم يكن كتاباً عادياً لأقوم بتقديم مراجعة تفي حجم المعلومات المذهلة التي قدمها الكتاب لي والكم الغزير من الجوانب التحتانية للنصوص التاريخية والقراءة المتفحصة لأشخاص متخصصين بدراسات العنف طيلة حياتهم .

أعتدت من مطبوعات جامعة الكوفة أن تكون ثرية وغزيرة المعلومات الفكرية التي تدهشك وتقوي بصيرتك وتجعلك فخوراً أنك تقرأ مثل هذه الكتب أو أن تحويها مكتبتك .
Yupa
Jun 13, 2016 rated it it was ok
Libro modesto nei risultati, specie rispetto all'ambizione dichiarata nel titolo, ovvero spiegare le "origini della violenza".
Di origini si parla solo nel primo (e assai interessante) capitolo. Vivaddio l'autore non è tra quelli che riconducono la violenza genocida alla cosiddetta modernità, anzi, tutt'altro: si scava in profondità nel Tempo, talmente in profondità da risalire a epoche precedenti la comparsa dell'umano, riconoscendo (ovviamente con le dovute cautele) pratiche "genocide" anche ne
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