Toward an ecological-evolutionary theory of the incidence of warfare in preindustrial societies

Sociological Theory Vol/Iss. 21 Published In Pages: 18-30
By Nolan, Patrick D.


This article reassesses the question of relative peacefulness/violence of preindustrial societies. It tests two materialist theories suggesting that more advanced subsistence techniques and population pressure will increase the likelihood of warfare.

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