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Author Day, David, 1949-

Title Conquest : how societies overwhelm others / David Day.

Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  303.66 DAY    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 288 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-276) and index.
Contents 1. Staking a Legal Claim -- 2. The Power of Maps -- 3. Claiming by Naming -- 4. Supplanting the Savages -- 5. By Right of Conquest -- 6. Defending the Conquered Territory -- 7. Foundation Stories -- 8. Tilling the Soil -- 9. The Genocidal Imperative -- 10. Peopling the Land -- 11. The Never-Ending Journey.
Summary "The history of the world has been the history of peoples on the move, as they occupy new lands and establish their claims over them. Almost invariably, this has meant the violent dispossession of the previous inhabitants. David Day tells the story of how this happened - the ways in which invaders have triumphed and justified conquest which, as he shows, is a bloody and often prolonged process that can last centuries."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Geopolitics.
World politics.
Conquest, Right of.
Acquisition of territory.
ISBN 9780199239344 (UK)
0199239347 (UK)
9780195340112 (US)
0195340116 (US)