Case Studies in the Origins of War
Historical consideration of five case studies—four sets of developments that eventuated in war, and one that did not. Study of the origins of the Peloponnesian War in Pericles’ day precedes consideration of the origins of World War One. The origins of the Second Punic War in the time of Hannibal are compared with those of the Second World War. The course concludes with a consideration of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Cold War.