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The Savage Wars of Peace: England, Japan and the Malthusian Trap

ISBN: 978-0-631-18117-0
446 pages
May 1997, Wiley-Blackwell
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Through detailed comparative analysis of English and Japanese history the book explores such matters as the destruction of war, decline of famine, the control of fertility.
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References, Conventions and Measures.


Part I: The Trap.

Part II: Wars of Peace.

Part III: In the Body.

Part IV: On the Body.

Part V: In the Air.

Part VI: In the Womb.

Part VII: Outcome.

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Alan MacFarlane is Professor of Anthropological Science at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of King's College. In 1986 he was elected a Fellow of the British Economy. His previous books include The Origins of English Individualism, (1978) Marriage and Love in England (1986) and The Culture of Capitalism (1987), all published by Blackwell Publishers Ltd.
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* Path-breaking, comparative study by a brilliant, world-renowned scholar.
* Examines key themes in history of industrial civilization.
* Compares and contrasts experiences of England and Japan over time.
* Draws on wide range of contemporary sources - traveller's accounts, diaries and medical texts.
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"Presents a compelling reading of the lost world which gave birth to our own." THES
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