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Statistics of Deadly Quarrels, 1809-1949

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : aggregate data, event/transaction data, survey data
Creator
  • Richardson, Lewis Fry
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1984-05-03
Language
English
Free Keywords
aggression; conflict; international affairs; nations; nineteenth century; twentieth century; violence; war
Description
  • Abstract

    This study contains data on 779 dyadic fatal quarrels for the period 1809-1949. The study represents one of the earlier attempts at quantification of historical conflict behavior. A dyadic deadly quarrel is a situation involving a pair of opponents or belligerents which causes death to humans. Each quarrel is identified by its beginning date and magnitude. The magnitude of a quarrel is measured by the logarithm to the base 10 of the number of deaths. The range of magnitude of quarrels in this study is from 2.50 to 7.50, the latter representing the figure for nations involved in World War II. For each quarrel, the nominal variables include the type of quarrel, as well as political, cultural, and economic similarities and dissimilarities between the pair of combatants.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1809 / 1949
    Time period: 1809--1949
Geographic Coverage
  • Global
Sampled Universe
A total of 779 dyadic, fatal quarrels in the period 1809-1949.
Collection Mode
  • The column locations provided in the codebook do not represent the current structure of the data. Users should refer to the SPSS or SAS setup files provided with the ASCII data for the correct column locations for the data.

Note
2016-02-10 The column locations provided in the codebook do not represent the current structure of the data. Users should refer to the SPSS or SAS setup files provided with the ASCII data for the correct column locations for the data.
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 5407 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR05407.v1
Publications
  • Weede, Erich. Weltpolitik und Kriegsursachen im 20. Jahrhundert. Munich: Oldenbourg. 1983.
  • Siverson, Randolph M., Tennefoss, Michael. Interstate conflicts, 1815-1965. International Interactions.9, (2), 147-178.1982.
    • ID: 10.1080/03050628208434594 (DOI)
  • Starr, Harvey, Most, Benjamin A.. A Return Journey: Fichardson, 'Frontiers' and WArs in the 1946-1965 Era. Journal of Conflict Resolution.22, (3), 441-467.1978.
    • ID: 10.1177/002200277802200306 (DOI)
  • Azar, Edward E., Ben-Dak, Joseph D.. Theory and Practice of Events Research: Studies in Inter-Nation Actions and Interactions. New York: Gordon and Breach Science Publishers. 1975.
  • Modelski, George. Principles of World Politics. New York: Free Press. 1972.
  • Carroll, Berenice A.. How Wars End: An Analysis of Some Current Hypotheses. Journal of Peace Research.6, (4), 295-321.1969.
    • ID: 10.1177/002234336900600402 (DOI)
  • Rummel, Rudolph J.. Dimensions of Dyadic War, 1820-1952. Journal of Conflict Resolution.11, (2), 176-183.1967.
    • ID: 10.1177/002200276701100204 (DOI)
  • Richardson, Lewis Fry. Arms and Insecurity. Pittsburgh: Boxwood Press. 1960.
  • Richardson, Lewis Fry. Statistics of Deadly Quarrels. Pittsburgh, PA: Boxwood Press. 1960.

Update Metadata: 2016-02-10 | Issue Number: 7 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Richardson, Lewis Fry (1984): Statistics of Deadly Quarrels, 1809-1949. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05407