War and the Law of Nations
A General History
By (author) Stephen C. Neff
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War and the Law of Nations by Stephen C. Neff
Book DescriptionThis ambitious 2005 volume is a history of war, from the standpoint of international law, from the beginning of history to the present day. Its primary focus is on legal conceptions of war as such, rather than on the substantive or technical aspects of the law of war. It tells the story, in narrative form, of the interplay, through the centuries, between, on the one hand, legal ideas about war and, on the other hand, state practice in warfare. Its coverage includes reprisals, civil wars, UN enforcement and the war on terrorism. This book will interest historians, students of international relations and international lawyers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521662055
(228mm x 152mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stephen C. Neff
Justice Among Nations, Hardback (February 2014)
Tells the story of how international law has been formulated, debated, contested, and put into practice from ancient times to the present. The author avoids technical jargon in this survey of doctrines from natural law to feminism, and of practice from the Warring States of China to international criminal courts today.
Hugo Grotius on the Law of War and Peace, Hardback (August 2012)
An edited and annotated edition of one of the classic works of Western legal and political thought.
Justice in Blue and Gray, Hardback (February 2010)
Offers a comprehensive study of the wide range of legal issues arising from the American Civil War. This book examines the lawfulness of secession, executive and legislative governmental powers, and laws governing the conduct of war. It provides an informative legal portrait of this critical period.
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This 2005 volume is a history of war, from an international law perspective, from Roman times to the present.
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Author Biography - Stephen C. Neff
Reader in Public International Law, School of Law at the University of Edinburgh.
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