On February 24, 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine as the latest escalation in the Russo-Ukranian War, a conflict that has been in progress since 2014. This action came on the heels of a global pandemic, a tumultuous transfer of power in the United States, and various continued conflicts around the globe. The upheaval of the past two years caused us to examine life today and reflect on global conflict and strife throughout history.
With this exhibit, we turn to the past for context and to tell the story of how nations have justified waging war and negotiated peace. The exhibit also features more recent publications, some of which have been selected from the library’s general collection, to incorporate more recent stories and diverse viewpoints.
This exhibit is a digital recreation of a special collections exhibit that was on display in the Wolf Law Library's Nicholas St. George Rare Books Room.
Explore the Exhibit
Works are arranged in the interactive timeline and map below by their subject matter, not necessarily by their time and place of publication. For example, Select Orations of Cicero, translated by Charles Anthon and published in New York in 1836 is pinned to 106-43 BC on the timeline and Rome on the map.
Browse by Date
Works are arranged chronologically in the list below.