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A History of the Laws of War Volume 1: The Customs and Laws of War with Regards to Combatants and Captives

ISBN13: 9781849462044
Published: October 2011
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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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.

Public International Law
Introduction I. Combatants 1. In an Ideal World 2. In the Real World 3. Building Armed Forces 4. The First Armed Forces 5. Rome 6. T he Dark Ages 7. T he Feudal Age 8. T he Renaissance and Reformation 9. T he Enlightenment 10. Between 1860 and 1945 11. From the Cold War to the Twenty-first Century II. Captives 1. Beginnings 2. The Greeks 3. The Romans 4. The Early Middle Ages 5. The Crusades 127 6. The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries 7. The Eighteenth Century 8. The Wars of the French Revolution 9. Between 1815 and 1861 10. T he American Civil War 11. From 1863 to 1914 12. T he First World War 13. Between the Wars 14. The Second World War 15. After the Second World War 16. Between 1949 and 1977 17. The 1977 Additional Protocols 18. Towards the End of the Cold War 19. The 1984 Convention Against Torture 20. From the 1990s into the Twenty-first Century 21. The Developments in the Twenty-first Century Conclusion

Series: History of the Laws of War

A History of the Laws of War: 3 Volume Boxed Set ISBN 9781849462037
Published October 2011
Hart Publishing
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