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dc.contributor.authorBuchan, Bruceen_US
dc.contributor.editorWalker, R.B.J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T11:42:02Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T11:42:02Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2012-02-10T02:28:10Z
dc.identifier.issn03043754en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0304375411402020en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/41937
dc.description.abstractIn range of recent articles, Barry Hindess has explored the intellectual foundations of European perceptions of other peoples as different from and in need of European models of government and society. In particular, he has focused on the European "conceit" of superior, more rapid, and more sophisticated historical development or civilization. In this article, I will take up Hindess' view of European civilization as a conceit, and explore its deployment in relation to the influential idea of civilized war in Enlightenment political thought. In particular, I will trace the articulation of this conceit in Voltaire's account of the battle of Fontenoy on May 11, 1745. I will argue that Voltaire's account of the battle shows that the European notion of civilized war was not only a conceit but a fiction.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherSage Publications, Inc.en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom64en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto71en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAlternatives: Global, Local, Politicalen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume36en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInternational Relationsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160607en_US
dc.titleCivilized Fictions: Warfare and Civilization in Enlightenment Thoughten_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciencesen_US
gro.date.issued2011
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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