Review of James Q. Whitnman, the Verdict of Battle: The Law of Victory and the Making of Modern War (2012)
Robert D. Sloane
Boston University - School of Law
August 22, 2013
107 American Journal of International Law (Forthcoming)
Boston Univ. School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 13-29
This is a brief review of The Verdict of Battle: The Law of Victory and the Making of Modern War (2012), by James Q. Whitman, a remarkably erudite and original contribution to scholarship on military history and the law of war. It sketches the work’s compelling historical arguments and then critiques its (comparatively modest) polemical dimensions and normative conclusions.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 17
Keywords: pitched battle, intenational humanitarian law, law of war, law of armed conflict, military history, just war theory, jus victoriae
JEL Classification: K19, K33
Date posted: August 23, 2013
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