Biographical Dictionary of Modern Peace Leaders

Hardcover | October 1, 1985

byHarold Josephson

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This important reference tool surveys the multifaceted field of peace activism from 1800 to 1980. The dictionary defines the parameters of peace advocacy, surveys the different approaches taken in antiwar efforts, and provides information on many individuals who have either contributed to organized peace efforts or who have questioned war and organized violence. More than 250 authors from 15 nations have written 750 biographical entries about public advocates of peace; antiwar activists; leaders in organizations devoted to world peace; those who have worked to prevent armed conflicts; and writers, artists, and many others who have played major roles in the cause of peace. Although many of the subjects come from the United States and Europe, important subjects from Canada, Latin America, Africa, East Asia, and South Asia are also represented. Besides providing basic biographical information, each entry concentrates on the subject's work, ideas, and activity as a peace leader and also contains a short bibliography of works about the subject, works by the subject, and manuscript materials if available. Carefully indexed and cross-referenced, the volume contains an introductory overview of nineteenth- and twentieth-century peace efforts, gives a selective chronology of peace movements, and provides an appendix listing the peace leaders by country. No other volume provides such a comprehensive survey of peace leaders throughout the world as this one. The Biographical Dictionary of Modern Peace Leaders will undoubtedly prove to be an invaluable research and reference tool for scholars and students of international relations, international law, and political philosophy.

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This important reference tool surveys the multifaceted field of peace activism from 1800 to 1980. The dictionary defines the parameters of peace advocacy, surveys the different approaches taken in antiwar efforts, and provides information on many individuals who have either contributed to organized peace efforts or who have questioned ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:1133 pages, 6.14 × 9.21 × 2.37 inPublished:October 1, 1985Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313225656

ISBN - 13:9780313225659

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?Seven hundred fifty ... individuals who either contributed to the organized peace effort or who influenced others to question wars and organized violence... are the subjects of these contributed essays supplemented by bibliographies. All biographees lived between 1800 and 1980. There are 41 countries represented in the work; an appendix identifies their diversity, ranging from the US, Britain, and Germany to the Central African Republic, China, and Russia. Many individuals are well know but others are not easily identified. Warren Kuehl's Biographical Dictionary of Internationalists (1983) complements this volume; cross-referencing between the two has been provided.... An informative essay on the peace movement and a chronology of the movement add value. The more than 250 contributors are identified, and there is a helpful index. This information-filled book is not, as so many collections are, a regurgitation of information in a different form. Recommended.?-Choice