Mongols etc

Scott Holmes (sholmes@NETCOM.COM)
Thu, 13 Oct 1994 07:46:49 -0700

Mongols. I'd been waiting to see if I'd missed a post following
Dan Foss' first Mongol post. (Did someone classify Mongols as primitive?).
I, in no way, meant to imply that Mongols were primitive peoples. Again,
my mention of them was strictly in regards to the term "Nomad". I do
appreciate DF's discussion of Mongols and look forward to further posts by
him on this topic. I find the steppe people fascinating and their
capabilities impressive. It may be more appropriate to take on my
observation that their motives were "primitive". This would take us back
again to one of the prime points of the original discussion, causes/reasons
for war.

It's my feeling that motivations have remained pretty much constant from
the disputed "primitive wars" to those of today. There have been a number
of attempts at defining "war" via motivations as well as using levels of
social organization and/or technologies. I would like to see more discussion
of this. I had mentioned possible evidence of pre-writing warlike activity
and I'm curious about any further takes on this. Also, I'd like some
feedback on the utility of refining the definition of "war". Finally, just
what is "Deleuzoguattarian"?

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