War, peace, and marital residence in pre-industrial societies

Journal of Conflict Resolution Vol/Iss. 20 Published In Pages: 57-78
By Divale, William Tulio, Chamberis, Frosine, Gangloff, Deborah


This article tests a series of hypotheses differentiating internal warfare and external warfare. Results support the theory that internal warfare is a population control mechanism more common in patrilocal societies, whereas external warfare occurs between two societies, one of which recently migrated and adopted matrilocal residence. Based on these findings, the authors assert that internal warfare can be regulated while external warfare cannot.


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HRAF Collection of Ethnography (paper/fiche)

Documents and Hypotheses Filed By:mas Amelia Piazza