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A world history of war crimes : from antiquity to the present, Michael Bryant

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A world history of war crimes : from antiquity to the present
Title
A world history of war crimes
Title remainder
from antiquity to the present
Statement of responsibility
Michael Bryant
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A World History of War Crimes provides a truly global history of war crimes and the involvement of the legal systems faced with these acts. Documenting the long historical arc traced by human efforts to limit warfare, from codes of war in antiquity designed to maintain a religiously conceived cosmic order to the gradual use in the modern age of the criminal trial as a means of enforcing universal norms, this book provides a comprehensive one-volume account of war and the laws that have governed conflict since the dawn of world civilizations. Throughout his narrative, Michael Bryant locates the origin and evolution of the law of war in the interplay between different cultures. While showing that no single philosophical idea underlay the law of war in world history, this volume also proves that war in global civilization has rarely been an anarchic free-for-all. Rather, from its beginnings warfare has been subject to certain constraints defined by the unique needs and cosmological understandings of the cultures that produce them. Only in late modernity has law assumed its current international humanitarian form. The criminalization of war crimes in international courts today is only the most recent development of the ancient theme of constraining when and how war may be fought.--
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1962-
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Bryant, Michael
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • War crimes
  • Crimes against humanity
  • War (International law)
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A world history of war crimes : from antiquity to the present, Michael Bryant
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. The Roots of the Law of War in World History 2. The Law of War in Rome, the Islamic World, and the European Middle Ages 3. Making Law in the Slaughterhouse of the World: Early Modernity & the Law of War 4. The Law of War in the 18th and 19th Centuries 5. World War I and the Failure of the Law of War 6. World War II and the Triumph of the Law of War 7. Into the 21st Century: War Crimes & their Treatment since World War II Conclusion: The Future of the Law of War
Control code
FIEb17793725
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 289 pages
Isbn
9781472507907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
  • (Uk)017577282
  • (OCoLC)907391051
Label
A world history of war crimes : from antiquity to the present, Michael Bryant
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. The Roots of the Law of War in World History 2. The Law of War in Rome, the Islamic World, and the European Middle Ages 3. Making Law in the Slaughterhouse of the World: Early Modernity & the Law of War 4. The Law of War in the 18th and 19th Centuries 5. World War I and the Failure of the Law of War 6. World War II and the Triumph of the Law of War 7. Into the 21st Century: War Crimes & their Treatment since World War II Conclusion: The Future of the Law of War
Control code
FIEb17793725
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 289 pages
Isbn
9781472507907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
  • (Uk)017577282
  • (OCoLC)907391051

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