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War
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I. Social Sciences

1. Concept.

War is conflict between large groups, peoples, nations, and states conducted by force of arms. The more precise definition of the term and its differentiation from peace are disputed. Behavioral science tends toward a broad definition: war is a specifically human form of intergroup aggression, functional in the context of competition …

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Reuter, Hans-Richard, Rüpke, Jörg, Rosenberger, Veit, Otto, Eckart and Holmberg, Bengt, “War”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_12321>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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