A study of war, vol. 1 by Quincy Wright

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Spaulding, H. Nickerson, J. W. Wright, Warfare (London, 1924); C. ; London, 1924); Letourneau, op. ; see below, chap. vii. U ,. Printing, it has been claimed, "is the medium which turned the darkness of the middle ages into light; which secured to posterity the intellectual achievements of the past; and which furnished to civilization a means of recording all future progress" R. ]). Its importance in creating a world-civilization is emphasized by Marshall, op. , p. 179, James Westfall a· ORIGIN OF WAR 33 the world have been brought within the orbit of continuous worldcontact through printed communication.

Davie, The Evolution of War [New Haven, 1929]), of the diffusionist school (W. J. Perry, "An Ethnological Study of Warfare," Memoirs of Mandester Literary aIm Pllilosophical Society, Vol. 6 [1917]; G. Elliot Smith, The Evolution of Man), and of the functional school (A. R. RadcliffeBrown, The Andatnan Islanders {Cambridge, 1922]; B. , 1937]), pp. 133-68. 8 H. J. Spinden (in G. , Culhtre, the DiJltesionist ControlJersy (New York, 1924], p. 94, n. " Assuming that Neolithic culture nowhere goes back over 10,000 years, we have little direct evidence of man's way of life back of the last I per cent of his history.

Romer, Man and tlte Vertebrates (Chicago, 1933), p. 8. 3 This was probably about 1,000,000 years ago (G. Elliot Smith, Hllman llistory [London, 1930), p. 499), although recent estimates vary from 500,000 to 4,000,000 years ago. Keith ("New Discoveries Relating to the Antiquity of Man," diagram reproduced in 29 30 A STUDY OF WAR world-communication, human evol11tion has moved in a number of' separate channels. These separations were so complete in prehistoric times as to produce distinctive races.

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