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630, and J. B. Scott, The Spa/lisl' Origin of Intemationai Law (Oxford, 1934), Vol. I, chap. i. ation at the Renaissance, as illustrated by J. A. Symonds ("The Renaissance in Italy, 1875-88," in art. "The Renaissance," Camhridge Modern History, Vol. ]). Certain historians like H. O. Taylor (Thought alld ExpressiLm in the Six/eentl, Century [New York 1920», J. T. ], see extract in Davis and Dames, Readings) and A. J. Toynbec (A Study of History [Oxford, 1934]) emphasize the continuity of Western history from the time of Charlemagne to the present.
Peace, it would appear, is the aggregation of chronic, diffuse, unorganized domestic conflicts; war is conflict acute, organized, unified and concentrated at the peripheries of a society's habitat. " While accepting this conception of war, others have not considered peace as the mere absence of war but as a positive condition of justice and co-operation: Augustine De civitate Dei xix. 13; Robert Regout, La Doctrine de la glle"e jude (Paris, 1935), p. 40; Q. Wright, "The Munich Settlement and International Law," American JOllrnal of International Law, XXXIII (January, 1939), 14; Lewis F.
Consequently, a writer's attitude, in fact, is often influenced less by an objective judgment of probable permanence than by subjective preferences. He assumes those conditions to be permanent which he wants to be permanent and does his best to persuade his readers that they are permanent. If his eloquence is sufficient, they will be permanent until a more eloquent prophet arises. Whatever may be true of the natural sciences, it seems likely that the social sciences will be obliged continually to revise their assumptions.