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A History of the Laws of War: 3 Volume Boxed Set

ISBN13: 9781849462037
Published: October 2011
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback, 3 Volumes
Price: Out of print

This unique new work of reference traces the origins of the modern laws of warfare from the earliest times to the present day.

Relying on written records from as far back as 2400 BC, and using sources ranging from the Bible to Security Council Resolutions, the author pieces together the history of a subject which is almost as old as civilisation itself.

The author shows that as long as humanity has been waging wars it has also been trying to find ways of legitimising different forms of combatants and ascribing rules to them, protecting civilians who are either inadvertently or intentionally caught up between them, and controlling the use of particular classes of weapons that may be used in times of conflict.

Thus, this work is divided into three substantial parts:-

  • Volume 1 on the laws affecting combatants and captives;
  • Volume 2 on civilians;
  • Volume 3 on the law of arms control.
As a work of reference this set of three books is unrivalled, and will be of immense benefit to scholars and practitioners researching and advising on the laws of warfare. It also tells a story which throws fascinating new light on the history of international law and on the history of warfare itself.

Please note each volume can be bought separately or as a 3 volume boxed set.

Public International Law
Introduction 1. The Conversation on Sunday Afternoon 2. Progress, Utopia and Warfare 3. Facts 4. Progress in the Area of Arms Control I. Conventional Weapons 1. T he Beginnings of Arms Control 2. Gunpowder 3. Trade and Control 4. Superfluous Injury 5. Indiscriminate Injury 6. After the First World War 7. After the Second World War 8. After the Cold War II. Weapons of Mass Destruction 1. Chemical Weapons 2. Biological Weapons 3. Nuclear Weapons Conclusion 1. Has the Stockpiling and Flow of Weaponry to Places Where it Inflames Conflict Improved? 2. Are Weapons which Cause Unnecessary Pain Restricted? 3. What are the Customs and Practices with Indiscriminate Weapons?

Series: History of the Laws of War

£54.00 + £10.80 VAT